2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 owned for about 160,000 miles. Good performance and comfortable seating. All interior controls are within easy reach. Good safety with side airbags up front. The Infinity Stereo still sounds good. We chose to make use of winter tires and summer tires for better performance in Colorado winters - was a good choice of the years as we found the Intrepid would drive well through as much as eight inches of snow. Only real mechanical issue we have experiences is with the cooling system: the radiator developed a leak where the upper pipe connection was molded in and the temperature sensor that activates the fans has gone out twice. Overall, a roomy and comfortable sedan that has served us well for 12 years
I don't think this car will ever die out. Almost 182k miles and still no problems. As long as you keep up with regular maintenance and oil changes, this car will get you anywhere you desire to go. I have been from California to Florida and many other places in the united states with this car and it still pushes strong like the beast it is.
Bought car new in 2002. Now has 365,000km on a never serviced engine except regular oil changes and one set of platinum spark plugs. But, the engine fault light kept coming on. Noticed that it did so after a rain or during damp weather. Argued with the dealer who replaced all sensors, on-board computer, new wiring harness after telling me not to tell him how to do his job. Took Chrysler to court, won the suit, got all my money back that wasn't covered under the warranty and took car to independent mechanic who replaced the gasket between the gas tank and the car body and have had no problems since then. He said he had done so with many Dodge/Chryslers.
Lots of trunk room - comfortable seats - good vision - handles very well with low center of gravity.
Satisfactory gas consumption given the
amount of mileage on motor.
If everything else
on the car was as good and as reliable as the
motor, the vehicle would last for another 350k
Do not like chrome wheels - forever topping up
air pressure. Better quality upper/lower ball
joints would be a significant improvement.
Bought this car brand new - had 90 miles on it. Have maintained it well. Has 225 hp and is close in power to my 2008 Charger. I LOVE this car. Still have it, had a custom paint job done. After owning this car for 11 years only issues I've had: Power window motors (under warranty) replaced. Sometimes the lights dim inside the dash area (might be from amp for speaker?) and check engine light comes on once in a while - might be electrical issue? I change the oil and the light goes off - so this car has oil changes more often than recommended. I know those things sound bad, however it has 70,000 miles and is very strong and beautiful still. - Intrepid Lover!
225 Horsepower, Comfortable ride, nice breaking, great handling, Beautiful inside and out, lots of storage room if needed, dependable.
Electrical work needs adjusting or inspecting so lights in console and headlights don't flicker. Needs better window motors.
I have had two intrepids. My first used in 1998 was beautiful and fully loaded. It cost a fortune to have anything worked on because they put everything under the engine. First the thermostat out, water pump, belts since the engine was pulled. Got rid of it. Thinking they surely would have changed everything since the new design came out, I bought another. Fully loaded. Same darn problems as before but I'm sitting here with no A/C and its 105 outside. I think that is BS when an auto company knows it has problems but doesn't fix until government forces them to. Never a Dodge ever ever again. Treat your customers with respect and dont sell something you know is wrong.
under the hood design, engine, make parts accessible like they use to.
Stop making us pay for your poor design.
Fix the water pump, thermostat, heat, overheating, A/C issues and engine problems you are well aware of.
Do your job.
Sell a great product at a great price.
Don't sell a piece of crap because the wrap looks good.