Used 2004 Dodge Intrepid
Pros & Cons
- Plenty of passenger and luggage capacity, agile handling, powerful engines.
- Dated ergonomics, blind spots when backing up, engine noise when pressed.
Edmunds' Expert Review
It looks big, it seats five in relative comfort, yet surprisingly, it doesn't drive like a large car. And with a choice of three well-equipped models, the Intrepid can serve as anything from a stylish family sedan to a bargain sport sedan.
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Most helpful consumer reviews
My wife bought this car secondhand while we were engaged. Shortly after, I ended up inheriting it after my car died. I would have never gone out of my way to buy an Intrepid, as Chryslers have an iffy reputation for resale. Ours must have been built while the workers were in a good mood, because despite having some odd problems which stem from wonky workmanship, this car has been an absolute tank that keeps going and going and going. At 120K, the 2.7 doesn't leak or burn a drop of oil and still gets me a respectable 23-24 MPG with hard highway driving (I travel for work). At 80 MPH, it passes anything on the highway and climbs hills without losing any momentum. The AC is incredible, and I like the fact that it uses old-school knobs that don't require my attention to operate. The ride is old-school big-car comfy, complete with bench seats and a column shifter. Being a big driver with long legs, I appreciate this vanishing feature greatly. It's not perfect, as the fit-and-finish on this car is spotty. Overall, it's a good looking ride and does it's job very well. I drive HARD for work (about 2,700-3,000 miles per month) and I refuse to have car payments. This ride is a real workhorse. The Good: Good engine, amazing AC/Heat, thick seats, epic legroom (front and rear), huge trunk, handles well (doesn't feel like the big boat that it is), nice brakes, heavy front-wheel-drive setup makes this a good winter/snow car, great gear ratios for freeway driving, and structurally safe. The Bad: Interior plastics are classic Mopar junk, door handles break easily on these, driver's window track is broken, CD player skips (the car is old), and the transmission has wonky gearing that favors freeway over city (you have to stomp it around town and gas mileage suffers), and the most insane battery location in the history of cars (you have to remove a tire to get to it). Overall: Maybe ours is a rare gem, but with proper care and feeding, the Intrepid is a decent secondhand car. Good first car for teenagers/college kids because it's big and safe, but they have a spotty reputation so keep your eyes open.
I purchased this car a couple years ago at 139K from a state police auction. It was an unmarked car. Since then, I have racked up 51K miles and now have 190K on it, only having to replace tires, battery and brakes. Fun to drive.The 3.5 L Hi-output V6 is awesome! Edmunds and KBB need to include the police version on their sites as style choices.
I owned a 2004 Dodge Intrepid for about 9 months. It ran great. No major problems. I think all we replaced was the battery and we had a slow leak in our tires. One day my mom and i were driving home and a driver fell asleep and crossed the line and struck our Intrepid. Completly totaled our car, but it saved our lives. The cops at the scene said if we had been in a different vehicle we probably wouldn't have made it out. This car is VERY safe and i thank God that we had been riding in that car on that day. We got roughly 24-28mpg and it rides really smooth. Cons: shape of car makes tricky blind spots, and has long nose. Huge trunk space and easy handeling. Reccomend this car to anyone!
This is my 2nd intrepid, my son has the 1st one ,an '03 SE 2.7L engine with 100K miles. The '03 has had only 2 repairs totaling $450 (air cond line & ignition key swithc) besides brakes (which lasted a long time). Because of '03 reliability, I bought an '04 with low mileage. Have had 5 months with no problems. 2.7L engines do require frequent oil changes. I used Mobil 1 and the engine is whisper quiet with 100K miles (no other oil would produce these results). The new one is a 3.5L but I still use Mobil 1. These are great road cars but are hard to park & backup due to poor visibility. I obviously like them & will buy another one, even when they are 10 years old.
Features & Specs
|SE 4dr Sedan|
2.7L 6cyl 4A
|MPG||19 city / 27 hwy|
|200 hp @ 5800 rpm|
|SXT 4dr Sedan|
3.5L 6cyl 4A
|MPG||16 city / 25 hwy|
|244 hp @ 6400 rpm|
|ES 4dr Sedan|
3.5L 6cyl 4A
|MPG||17 city / 25 hwy|
|234 hp @ 6000 rpm|
NHTSA Overall Rating
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
|Frontal Barrier Crash Rating||Rating|
|Driver||4 / 5|
|Passenger||4 / 5|
|Side Crash Rating||Rating|
|Side Barrier Rating||Rating|
|Driver||4 / 5|
|Passenger||3 / 5|
|Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings||Rating|
|Front Seat||Not Rated|
|Back Seat||Not Rated|
|Rollover||5 / 5|
|Dynamic Test Result||No Tip|
|Risk Of Rollover||Not Rated|
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
|Side Impact Test||Not Tested|
|Roof Strength Test||Not Tested|
|Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint||Not Tested|
|IIHS Small Overlap Front Test||Not Tested|
|Moderate Overlap Front Test|
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Is the 2004 Dodge Intrepid a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2004 Dodge Intrepid?
The least-expensive 2004 Dodge Intrepid is the 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $21,385.
Other versions include:
- SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $21,385
- SXT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $25,105
- ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $25,415
What are the different models of Dodge Intrepid?
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Used 2004 Dodge Intrepid Overview
The Used 2004 Dodge Intrepid is offered in the following submodels: Intrepid Sedan. Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), SXT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A).
What do people think of the 2004 Dodge Intrepid?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 Dodge Intrepid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 Intrepid 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2004 Intrepid.
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