1998 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7


The best for a photo session


Engine temperature is getting hot when I select the AC Blower speeds 3 & 4.

Some times looks as don't have oil in the oil pan, but couple hours later looks full.

General Comments:

Car is excellent except for the engine, since always I must have some money for the taxi in my wallet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2005

1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L


High maintenance, but great looking


Radiator fans had to be replaced at 37,000 miles.

Radiator exploded and had to be replaced at 56,000 miles.

Transmission pan is leaking, had to get the gaskets replaced.

Started to shut down by itself whenever it wants after 65,000 miles, at least once a day, it will start 5 to 10 minutes later. Dealer does not know the failure and computer does not show errors or failure codes.

It is overheating without prior notice, temp level shows under middle and starts blowing steam out of the filling reservoir, it corrects by itself when you turn air conditioning on. Started at 59,000 miles. Dealer does not know how to get it fixed, they took out the thermostat and still is doing it.

Automatic Temperature control device will not light up, but it works, now I have to guess the temp I want instead of looking at the numbers on the screen. Started after 50,000 miles.

Had to replace rear struts, basically had to remove rear seats, and almost everything and also the speakers to get to the bolts that secure the struts. It was done at 68,500 miles.

General Comments:

The engine is 3.2 and works great, silent, but powerful, has enough power.

It's quick to response on driving rough roads and has great stability.

Comfortable, roomy, leather seats gives you great sense of luxury, all devices extra like electrocromic mirror and Automatic Temperature Control, gives you extra features that other cars don't have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st August, 2004

21st Sep 2005, 12:36

As I posted on another web site, my 1994 Dodge Intrepid has blown two radiators and the dealer does not know how to resolve it. I patched the radiator with tape; I fill it once a day and drive short distances. There must be someone at Chrysler who knows what is causing it, because many other Dodge owners have run into this problem. It is likely an engineering issue and it would have been too expensive to fix during production. Otherwise it has been a great car; good mileage, very comfortable, and reasonably reliable. The car now has 150K miles on it; way beyond what Dodge had envisioned and what I expected.

5th Oct 2007, 18:54

I have a 1998 Dodge Intrepid ES. I haven't had any major problems with it except for the fact that neither one of the rear windows will roll down, and the rear speakers deteriorated in sound quality all of a sudden one day. I have absolutely no clue how to even get to the speakers either. But other than these minor (yet annoying) problems, the car has been great.

18th Jun 2011, 00:09

Pull down the rear seats and look up with a light. You will see infinity 6 by 9s. That's how to get to them, and replacing them is a piece of cake after you find them.