1994 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.3 from North America


A good dependable car


I had the transmission and A/C repaired under warranty at 60,000.

Fuel pump at 130k.

Two water pumps 80k and 160k.

Wheel bearings at 150k.

Ignition switch at 160k.

Cam position sensor at 180k.

Brakes 3 times.

2 tune ups at 100k and 200k.

General Comments:

Bought the car from a dealer. It was a demo car with 5000 miles on it. Brought both my kids home from the hospital in it. And they both learned to drive with this car. I had very good service with this car.

At 140k I started using it to commute 120 miles a day, and it never left me stranded.

The transmission went out at 238k and that was the end. Bought a 95 with 84k to let my son drive. Used the wheels, tires and radio from the 94, so parts of it live on. I changed the oil every 3k with Walmart oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th December, 2014

2nd Jan 2015, 02:28

You were an excellent owner, and I truly enjoyed reading your review. I hope that long-term trooper is able to be a donor car for many years to come. All the best!

1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3L from North America


Driveable. I do love my car. Takes me from point A to point B


Muffler noise when speeding up.

Gas leak.

When starting up the ignition, it stops and I have to turn the car off and try again.


A/C doesn't work.

General Comments:

This is my first car, bought it from boyfriend's father, and I love my car, even though it has its faults.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2011

1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3 from North America


Piece of crap


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.

General Comments:

The upside is that I get great mileage on the car.

It runs wicked quiet, which is nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th October, 2010

30th Apr 2014, 15:56

I had the same problem with mine (bought used from the original owner in 2006).

When I was checking it out for purchase, I noticed the dash lights would act weird, but it ran good.

After driving it for a few weeks (yes, I bought it anyhow), going down the road at about 60mph, it suddenly downshifted to 2nd gear, squealing the tires as if the brakes were slammed on. Pulled over and just like you said yours did, I started it back up and it was fine.

LONG story short, it turned out to be a common problem with the ignition switch losing contact (power to certain circuits), causing the trans to go into 'limp' mode each time.

Replaced the switch, went from 105,000 miles at purchase 'til the tranny finally gave out (after a LOT of towing abuse) at 296,000 miles. Several years too late for you, but if someone else sees this... maybe it'll save some aggravation & a car.