This car has to maintained often, if not you will find yourself with serious problems. It has a nice ride and is a overall great car when it chooses to be. This car has many flaws and I would not recommend it to a friend because you will end up putting more money into then you'll every purchase it for.
We bought our Intrepid in 98 with 26k
miles. Having all family out of state,
we put a lot of miles on our vehicles.
This car had nothing but strange
problems - the tensioner when out at
70k, starter at 36k, oil sending unit
wiring harness at 96k, AC condenser and
cooling fan motor at 99k. Two weeks
ago, at 102k, the engine caught fire in
our driveway. Insurance is calling it
a total loss. We must admit that after
all the problems, we weren't surprised
by the spontaneous combustion and are
quietly relieved to be free of this
car. Both of us come from Chrysler
product families. Never again. This
one nearly cost us our home.
I purchased the vehicle less than two
years ago with 60k on it. I have put on
nearly 40k miles and the odometer
now reads 98k. I have had NO major
problems what-so-ever. I have just
performed the regular maintenence
items, change oil, oil filter, put K&N
drop in air filter. Changed the rotors,
pads and tires. New plugs when I
bought the car. The huge trunk can
easily accomidate luggage for a
week for 4-5 adults, plus drive them
along! The Auto-Stick feature is great
on the ES model. The extra HP in the
ES over the base model really gives
the car more kick. Concrete car from
I bought my 1998 Intrepid ES new in 1998. After 321,000 miles I still love this car. It still runs well even though it's beginning to show it's age. If Dodge still made them, I would buy another without a second thought.
I purchased this 1998 Intrepid used from a Buick Dealership. This being my first Chrysler purchase, I was astonished at this vechicle. The car has NASCAR looks about her and handles excellent. Having owned several Corvettes and numerous muscle cars in my past, I still can't get over the value Chrysler has packaged into this low priced domestic automobile. In the future, Chrysler will be my first consideration when purchasing my next vechicle. I love my Intrepid!