1998 Chrysler Intrepid Reviews

1998 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7 Litre from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.7 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired106000 kilometres
Most recent distance236000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Astro

Summary:

It is aptly named

Faults:

Shift Linkage Cable wore out at 110000Km.

Headlamp Lens material becomes opaque after 100000Km.

On battery number three after 130000Km and possibly five over the life of the vehicle to date.

Sounds and feels like a new throttle pedal cable is due.

Began to stall and not start in cold weather at 230000Km

Dropped and cleaned fuel tank, new pump and filter at 230000Km, changed battery and now I think that it is the choke.

General Comments:

I bought it for its curb appeal, but was suprised by its roominess and comfort at speed.

It is professionally maintained and I run synthetic oil which is changed every 12000Km or less, depending on the weather. Full engine flush every 36000Km plus transmission fluid/filter changes 48000Km.

Speed rated, wide track radial tires give it good looks and add to the rate at which you can corner. I regularly spend hours at a time at 140Km Hr and have become good friends with the governer set at 198. Above 130 you begin to feel the car hugging the road and this increases with speed, making for a very comfortable, sure-footed ride.

Above 2600 Rpm, up to its red line just below 7000, the engine pulls well and the automatic transmission shifting up is quick and will lay you back in your seat.

Car is dead quiet at idle, even standing at the hood, but winds out like my motorcycle with a couple of extra cylinders.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2008

1998 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 kilometres
Most recent distance304226 kilometres
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

It sure is pretty and that's about it!

Faults:

- EGR valve (caused rough idling)

- Sixth fuel injector (stalling, rough idling)

- Battery.

- Crank censor (car wouldn't start after long commutes)

- Left Ball Joint (too much play... could of been tragic)

- Radiator (very unexpected... had to replace the whole rad plus rad cap)

- Brake pads, and rotars (cheap pads on old rotars when I bought it)

- Intake gaskets and rings around fuel injectors (caused a vacuum seal leak and to much moisture)

- Now the head gasket possibly, but the problem had mysteriously stopped??

General Comments:

This is only my second car, but the first I have bought on my own and I can't help, but feel that the people that sold it to me saw me coming lol! Other than all the problems with the engine (which is the 2nd one) my car is pretty reliable. It always gets me to where I have to be before it decides to break down lol!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2007

1998 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Intrepid

Summary:

Worst car I ever owned

Faults:

If you are about to buy one... the base 2.7 engine is not good.

I replaced the alternator twice, a month after buying it and at the end of last year... maybe that's a record, the starter, try finding the battery, the thermostat housing is plastic and due to be replaced for the second time, replaced the timing chain, have spent 3000.00 in the past 12 months.

I recently went to the local car show in our area, guess what stand I would not set foot on.. OK I`m a little jaded, but the good news is as of last week, it's someone else headache.

General Comments:

Comfortable cruiser, but absorbs other outside noises, so you think the noise is coming from the car.. scary.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th March, 2007

1998 Chrysler Intrepid LX 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carChrysler Dodge Ram

Summary:

This Intrepid is best dollar-for dollar car I ever owned. I've owned 23 vehicles

Faults:

The windows stick in hot weather.

General Comments:

This is an exceptionally luxurious vehicle. Economy is great and it still looks like a new car. It is great on long trips and affords comforts I'd expect on a much more expensive car.

I have never kept a car this long, but I simply can't justify trading it just yet.

Since buying it, I also purchased a Dodge Ram V-10 and a PT Cruiser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2006

1998 Chrysler Intrepid Base 2.7 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance265000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Aries

Summary:

Great car and would have another one, except it has been discontinued

Faults:

Normal Maintenance.

2 sets of ft brake pads, 1 set rear brake pads.

3rd set of plugs.

Just put in a fuel pump (quite easy)

On my 3rd set of tires.

Has started using oil, but at that mileage I feel that it is normal.

Drivers seat starting to wear.

General Comments:

Very roomy inside and comfortable.

Handles great in town or on the highway.

No problems with the engine as others have stated.

Still original transmission.

Still original engine.

Still original suspension.

Still original water pump.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2006

30th Sep 2007, 20:20

To the owner of this car, have you done anything special to make your car last THAT much longer?

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 7 reviews