1997 Chrysler Intrepid Base 3.5L from North America
Good value and reliable vehicle
Daytime running lamps failed at 72000 due to broken wire.
Air intake plenum gasket replaced at 85000 km.
A/C evaporator replaced at 117,000 km on secret warranty.
Driver door switch that controls interior lights replaced at 140,000km.
Emission system repair at 152,000km. $150 sensor.
Preventive Maintenance-Timing belt and water pump changed at 160,000km, Transmission fluid flushed and replaced completely.
Plastic tabs holding sun visors replaced at 180,000km.
Front suspension link arms replaced at 218,000km.
Passenger side front and back door rubbers seem to be shrinking and pulling away from body at 225,000km.
MIL on at 240,500 indicating a lean fuel situation in both banks. Mechanic advising the Air Intake plenum gasket needs replacing again.
Very fast acceleration.
Reasonable fuel economy 8-9 L/100km highway and 10.5-12.5 L/100 km in the city - slightly poorer in very cold temperatures like -15 to 25 Celsius.
Roomy and comfortable.
Good air circulation inside cabin.
Probably a good idea to be easy on the front suspension to avoid excessive replacement of link arms... avoid those potholes and curbs if you can. Seems to be less of an issue with 225/60 R16 tires than in previous years with smaller tires.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th March, 2008