2000 Chrysler Intrepid Reviews from North America

2000 Chrysler Intrepid

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Good, but problematic

Faults:

The window seals on my car are shrinking, and you can hear the wind whistling in.

The electricals went on it, and when I got it repaired, the stereo no longer works.

I have a 4 disk CD changer that is fried because of this, and now I am replacing the battery for the 3rd time.

I have had the alternator changed, and the brakes done 2 times as well.

I love the car, but there are a lot of problems with the designer.

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

Review Date: 9th November, 2010

2000 Chrysler Intrepid ES 2.7

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance138000 kilometres
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

A car with 1960s technology assembled in the 21st century

Faults:

Like more other victims, one of the four windows has lost power and stopped working due to a loose connection.

Power lock on the passenger side died twice. It has the same buzzing noise. Both window and lock problems happened at 50K KM.

Radiator hose changed at 100K KM.

General Comments:

Very roomy. 5 obese adults can sit in this car without their arms touching each other.

Generous size trunk. It can fit in two full size luggage with no problems. Cargo net allows you to manage grocery shopping bags and small items.

Acceleration is below par with this car. They claim the 2.7 V6 engine pumps out 200 HP, but with weight, there is hardly any power left for the driver, though it still better than the inline 4 you get from Korea.

Body roll is always a problem since the first on the road. It rolls even worse than the Caravan. Understeer is always noticeable no matter how slow you turn in a corner. Both due to its nose heavy design like most American cars, and poorly engineered suspension.

Very bouncy ride, and it gets worse as it ages. It almost feels like I'm riding on one of those exercise balls at the gym. If I have a child, he'll probably throw up because of motion sickness before we arrive the destination. Though the suspension is soft, but not exactly comfy. Somehow the engineers at Dodge/Chrsyler manage to build a suspension so soft that also picks up all the small vibrations and sends it to the driver.

A fair comment. I think mine is one of those rare breed that does not have any major mechanical breakdowns, at least so far. The engine is running smooth and is just as quiet as day 1. Transmission is sluggish, but no break downs at all.

Fuel economy is not really that bad. Given this is an American V6 engine. It can hit 23-25 MPG on highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2009

2000 Chrysler Intrepid Sedan 2.7

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Not bad if you don't mind putting a new engine in your car every 50 to 60 thousand miles

Faults:

The engine had to be replaced after only 58,000 miles due to "engine sludge".

Due to the fact I still had another year and a half of payments, I decided to replace the engine. But of course this engine is beginning the tell tale signs of the good 'ole "engine sludge" build up. I do not have the heart to sell it to anyone, not even my worst enemy. So I will drive it till it dies AGAIN. Hopefully my children will not be in the car with me when it decides to go to the great lemon in the sky.

General Comments:

Feel absolutely violated by Daimler Chrysler Dodge, because after this first engine blew, I learned on the web that they knew about this "engine sludge" problem for more than two years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

8th Aug 2010, 16:12

Two words will solve your problem: synthetic oil. Don't be cheap, people!

3rd Sep 2013, 02:41

Maybe you're not changing the oil enough. I thought that's what causes sludge. What kind of problem is it that causes sludge?

Maybe that's what's wrong with my Dodge truck, it keeps going through oil pumps and I was told it's because I go over on oil changes by a couple hundred miles once in a while. And when I say a couple, I mean 200-600 miles over. I know I never had this problem until I got this truck, it's a 99 and I got it in late 2000 with about 16500 miles on it. And it's been a pain in my back for 11 years!

And now it's got 123000, and this is the 2nd transmission and 4th oil pump. I think I'm done, I don't think I'm going to fix it this time!

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 22 reviews