1993 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 3 of 8

1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3 Litre from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 kilometres
Most recent distance312000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Crank shaft Sensor @ 145,000 km - $145CDN

Front Passenger Ball Joint 240,000 km - $610CDN

Rear Suspension & Brakes 290,000 $1,000CDN.

General Comments:

Overall this has been a great car. I am just wondering when it will finally quit. I have yet to do any work on the transmission or engine; however, once they go the car will be history.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2005

1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L 24 Valve from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5L 24 Valve Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance112750 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Good!

Faults:

The fuel pump went at 112000 miles. The transmissions was leaking, but Lucas Oil Transmission fix fixed that problem. Needed a new heater control unit at a 110000 and put a new jvc cd player in at 100000.

General Comments:

Good car, but somewhat of a gas guzzler. Great car to drive. Tons of power for a fwd 6 cylinder.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2005

1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance115274 miles

Summary:

Great Car

Faults:

Not too much has gone wrong.

This past year has been the worst, but some driver related incidents have helped that. It was driven into a flooded road.

I have needed to get the ball joints replaced.

A new Catalytic converter.

Headlight switch has been replaced.

The air conditioning has gone out as well.

But beyond that the car has been great.

General Comments:

This car has been great. All the problems listed have taken place after 110,000 miles, I can't really complain.

I have taken this car on at least a dozen road trips.

It rides beautiful.

It is extremely comfortable.

The trunk space is great. You can fit almost anything you want in there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2004

1993 Dodge Intrepid from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired199000 miles
Most recent distance223797 miles
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

Great deal for the money

Faults:

The crank sensor was the first thing to go. Driving down the road or just setting at a red light, the car would shut off. It was only $15.00 and 20 minutes to fix it.

The air conditioner has to be recharged every summer, there does not seem to be a leak that anyone can find.

There is a big noise when you first start the car, 4 mechanics cannot find out what the noise is, possibly in the passengers side air bag.

The transmission slips. I put Lucas transmission in the car when I first bought it and for the first year, the transmission didn't slip. Since that time I have to put it in there on a regular basis. Now it is having a hard time going up little hills.

General Comments:

Overall, for what I paid for the car I have been more than satisfied. I have not replaced lots of parts on it just trying to baby the ones that I have.

The interior is still good and the sun beats on it constantly. The back seat of this car is big enough for a small family to live in... The trunk is gigantic.

The car handles well, no problems in the rain or snow. Will get up and go (other than transmission) when I need it to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2004

1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L from Guatemala

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Good design, but intended for big highways

Faults:

Lost water pump seal at about 18,000 miles, but car was laid up so most likely failure to use it was the cause.

Had to replace front wheel bearings at 30,000 but again I live in an area with very rough roads.

Check engine light comes on frequently, don't know why, can't find anything wrong.

General Comments:

This is a US Highway car for sure, which is why I bought it. I was transfered to Central America and I brought it here. Front Wheel drive is not the best concept for the roads here.

There is no local dealer, so I have to get parts when I visit to US, but actually not too much has failed in the car.

It has been a great second car, very comfortable and roomy, and always looks in style.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2004

1993 Dodge Intrepid Base 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Expensive to maintain, but nice to drive/ride in

Faults:

Car ran well when I purchased it (used).

Transmission had to be replaced at 100,000 miles.

Fuel line leaked.

Headlights are yellowed, dim, and misaligned.

"Check Engine" light has come on sporadically for no apparent reason.

General Comments:

Engine performance has been strong.

After major ($3000+) repairs, car has run strong for past 10 months.

Comfortably carries 4 passengers.

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

Review Date: 1st March, 2004

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 30 reviews