My dad bought me a 94 Dodge Intrepid ES from his friend in 2008. 2 months later, the transmission blew. My dad got a used transmission for $750, & had no problems until month or two ago.
Since 2008, I've replaced the inner & outer tie-rods, brake pads/shoes, calipers, windshield wiper motor, one of the belts, water pump (I think), alternator, struts/rotors, & got 2 new tires.
I've spent $3000 on the front end since summer of 2009. Spent more money fixing this vehicle than on my Chevy Corsica, which was a 1989.
Now my car's transmission is stuck in 2nd gear in limp mode, so I can't drive over 30-35 or the RPMs will skyrocket. I found that pulling over & restarting the car will put the car in drive for a while, but then it'll go right back to 2nd gear. Went to a couple shops to get it looked at. One guy said it could be the solenoid pack or sensor, & that I could still drive the car, but to avoid highways. The other shop said it was definitely the transmission slipping, & that I should look for another car. I'm going to another place to get it looked at on Friday. If it's the transmission slipping, then I'm junking the car, since it's not worth fixing.
After this experience, I will never buy a Dodge again unless it's brand new with no mileage. Hoping it's a sensor issue or the solenoid pack, because I can afford to fix them.