1998 Chrysler Intrepid Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1998 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres

Summary:

Waste of money

Faults:

If one were on this website to look the comments about the Chrysler Intrepid, it is advised one does not bother to waste his time. Do not buy this car. The Chrysler Intrepid's appearance is superb, but the engine is unreliable; anything can go wrong anytime with this vehicle, it does not matter how old is it or how high the mileage on it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th December, 2005

27th Aug 2010, 11:29

With all due respect, what happened to your car to make you hate it so much???

1998 Chrysler Intrepid ES 3.2L from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.2L Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Intrepid

Summary:

Very good quality and comfort at low price

Faults:

When I bought the car, it had problems with the stabilizer bar links, but the dealer replaced them without any cost.

At 110000 Km one of the recently stabilizer link failed so I had to replace it again for around 80 CAD.

At 120000 Km I replaced the right lower arm because of a warned ball joint. But I consider all these directions related repairs kind of normal here in Quebec where I live, because the quality of the roads (especially the expressways) is way under poor.

At 130000 Km the primary speed sensor failed so I had to replace it. The cost was 100 CAD (20 CAD tip included)

The left side window motor is working pretty rough, but still up.

General Comments:

I owned before a 1995 Chrysler Intrepid with 3.5l engine, and I was pretty satisfied about it. When I replaced that one with the present owned one, I couldn't believe that I would do a big step ahead speaking of reliability, but I did. A normal maintenance was enough to keep the car in a excellent shape even if it is a 6 years old car. Due to the harsh weather conditions I use just synthetic oil and it seemed that it was a very good idea. The car runs like new and for those who like comfort, speed and maneuverability, I recommend it with the greatest pleasure. But no to the 2.7l engine. I think that who put that kind of engine inside the Intrepid had a very bad night before adding it to the project so the only engines who fit this car are the 3.2l and 3.5l.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2005

4th Jul 2005, 16:28

It seems that the car doesn't like big anniversaries because after two years (first time during the Quebec's Day) and now during the Canada's Day, the secondary (the output) speed sensor failed too. No big complain especially because the total cost of repair was somewhere around 50 CAD. Everything else still up and running without problems. The 3.2 L looks that is made better than it's 2.7 l brother. In spite that it has more accessories than the basic model

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