1993 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1993 Dodge Intrepid from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Laser

Summary:

A quick, roomy, nice looking money pit

Faults:

Fuel pump.

ABS control module.

Air conditioner (twice).

Replaced transmission (with rebuilt).

Dash electrical problems.

Air condioned leak that caused a musty smell.

Gear shift button sticking in the cold.

General Comments:

Bought the car used at 65000 miles.

It had a very musty smell due to a blockage in the air condition drain.

ABS light would blink on and off while the brake pedal would make popping sounds.

Interior was very roomy, especially the backseat.

Car drives great with plenty of power.

In four years we have needed over $10,000 of garage time. And we only bought the car at $8500.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th July, 2001

1993 Dodge Intrepid from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles

Summary:

A good, reliable car

Faults:

Air conditioning has stopped working.

AM Radio does not work properly.

Left channel of stereo goes out unless window is opened a crack.

Paint peeling on side panels, most likely from sun damage.

Dim headlights.

Poor fuel economy.

The heating would come on full blast at times, and the car would not recognize that it was on.

Loud road noise.

General Comments:

The car is amazingly comfortable and seats 5 well.

It's lasted me this long, and the trunk is big enough to fit a 6' 4" man comfortably (seriously).

Had it not been for the accident (driver error), I would've kept the car till the bitter end.

Good stereo system.

All the problems can be attributed to the age of the car.

It never gave me any serious problems, aside from the heat.

Surprisingly powerful engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2001

1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L 24v V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.5L 24v V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Big enough for 5, fun enough for 1

Faults:

The previous owner needed a new transmission put in at 15,000 miles.

Driver-side windshield wiper un-did itself once.

General Comments:

ES suspension is tops and power is on tap from the V6.

I see other Intrepid owner's complaints and I wonder why I don't have any.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2001

1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 3.3 gas
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10

Faults:

Headlights are very dim and a hazard at night.

Paint on side moldings is turning a different shade of gray from the rest of the car.

General Comments:

I bought it for comfort and room and it has delivered on both counts.

Power is average, gas milage is very good. Road noise is very high for a car in this class and price range. Radio is below average.

Interior is well laid out. Trunk is large and useful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

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