31st Dec 2004, 16:37
There have been numerous problems with Intrepid. Engine sludge, steering problems, electrical etc.. Do a search on the Internet and you will see sites with people horror stories about this and class action suit information as well.
5th Jan 2005, 13:52
I was also planning to buy 2000 Intrepid until I read Intrepid Engine oil sludge problems that the manufacturer probably won't cover, even under warranty. I ended up buying a 1994 Camry and am glad I did. Do your research before you buy any used car.
28th Jan 2005, 19:13
I bought an 1995 Intrepid used last August. I have had absoluteky NO Problems with it! I drive 30 km to work everyday in all weather! The car I have has treated me very well. I keep it's oil changed at regular intervals, washed regularly and just basic car care! The car I own is the best car I have ever owned! I would buy another one any day!
27th Feb 2005, 22:28
If you have the 2.7L V6, use 100% synthetic oil and you will avoid the sludge-induced breakdown that these engines are prone to.
1st Jun 2005, 22:59
I have a 2000 Chrysler Intrepid ES and I have to say that this is the best car I have ever owned, and probably will ever own. I think the dealership has a lot to do with these frustrations. My Inrepid has had very little problems, and the ones it has had the dealership has covered them. I would never dream of driving an import over this car, and I must say that any car can have these problems. This car has the looks, the comfort, the heart, and the know how to be the king of the road. I love love love this car and I will only defend it when I say NOTHING ELSE OUT THERE CAN TOUCH IT!
10th Jun 2005, 23:41
The 2.7 engine requires Full Syn Oil... I know it sounds goofy, but it does, and well... Change it! Often...
18th Mar 2010, 16:31
I had a 200 Intrepid, same thing you hear many times: at 101,000kms the engine quit. Timing chain jumped because of faulty tensioner. But I will say this, any engineer that uses a 40 inch long timing chain in a 0 tolerance engine, is not a good one. Chains of that type can stretch as much as 3/8" per foot, and over of an inch in that type of system can easily fail period.