2002 Dodge Intrepid Consumer Review: Great Value when bought slight

2002 Dodge Intrepid - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (2.7L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Great Value when bought slightly used
By Kbeyer on


2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


I bought the vehicle used from
Enterprise (nice sales experience btw),
and got a 2002 Intrepid SE w/ 23k
miles, for $12,000.

The interior is the ROOMIEST of any
family sedan.

The base engine is powerful enough for
most drivers, unless you are begging
for reckless driving citations. The
vehicle has presence on the road.

The engine/tranny do seem busy when
hard-pressed(floored), as the car
downshifts, and revs up to 6000rpm.

Gas mileage is excellent for its size,
the only noise to be heard most of the
time is low road noise from the tires.

Best Features

SIZE. ITS ROOMY. STYLE... becoming slightly outdated with the 2004 models arriving, but still looks better than any 2002 model on the road.

Worst Features

ABS and Rear folding seat standard on SE. Better soundproofing undercoating would alleviate majority of road noise on segmented interstates. Tighter transmission... seems the tranny takes a breath when you floor the accelerator, then exhales...
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By kb100034
on 04/17/13 22:00 PM (PDT)

Update:147k miles.. Up until water pump/timing belt replacement at 142k miles, no repairs at all, just tires and oil. The water pump started leaking and while they had the manifold off, had them replace the timing chain. This car is very reliable, but of course, I've been driving the same old car for 10 years so I'm ready to replace it. Problem is, nothing on the market compares - newer cars are either small, or have dull styling, or illogical ergonomics. A 2005 Infiniti G35 or Pontiac G8 is about e only thing I have found at comes close to e Intrepid in comfort and sense of being on e road (Intrepid owners know what that means).

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