1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L from North America


This car is a trap for the unwary. Do not buy one


Air conditioner compressor fell off engine at 50,000 miles. It could not be fixed because the engine block mount was broken. It had to have a new engine.

Tie rod ends broke at 60,000 miles. They are about gone again. Transmission had to be replaced at 50,000 miles ($2,000) ; it is going bad again! Rear suspension damping arms come apart about every month. The front end cannot be aligned because the frame welds are coming apart. This has been welded again, but it cannot be made straight again. The welding shop says they see this in the Intrepid all the time. O2 sensors, crankshaft sensor, idle bypass valve, and many other failures have occurred.

General Comments:

This is definitely the lowest quality in a vehicle I have ever experienced (and I have owned two Fiats). The materials in this car are the cheapest I have ever encountered. The dealer tells me that the problem with the transmissions is a plastic, yes plastic, valve and that they cannot simply replace the valve, but that they have to replace the whole transmission and that 50,000 miles is about all you can expect from a Dodge transmission. Other owners have told me the same thing. Check the Internet for Intrepid problems and you will find that this is par for the course with the Intrepid and other Dodge products. Do not buy one. The extra price is well spent for any other brand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th August, 2003

17th Dec 2010, 11:07

I got a 1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3, and it was my father's since new, and he gave it to me 3 years ago. It now has 289,000 miles, and it's still on the original engine and transmission, and has never broke down.

1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 from North America


Don't let the stylish looks fool you into buying this car!


I had to have the fuel rail replaced.

I had to have the bushings on the steering arm replaced and they've gone bad again!

The power steering master cylinder had to be replaced.

I had to have all of the disks and callipers replaced.

The factory alarm malfunctioned and had to be replace.

Finally the head gasket need to be replaced.

All of this with less than 100,000 miles on the car and having owned it less than a year.

General Comments:

This car is very stylish especially with leather interior.

It handles very well and has a good amount of power.

If this car was more reliable and was built with better quality, I would be very content to keep it for another 4 or 5 years.

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

Review Date: 30th July, 2003

1994 Dodge Intrepid Standard 6 cylinder from North America


Good car when not in the shop. major concern over cause of fire that destroyed care


Air Conditioner rarely worked in the 9 years we owned car.

Car fire last week completely destroyed vehicle.

General Comments:

This was a great handling and comfortable vehicle to drive outside of the two issues listed below.

Air Conditioning- System was fixed multiple times (condenser, compressor, condensor again, etc) I never bothered to have fixed after warranty expired. AC did not work for most of the time I owned this vehicle.

Most distressing however was recent car fire. My daughter narrowly escaped injury when vehicle suddenly went up in flames while stopped at traffic light. Car was completely engulfed and burned to the shell.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th July, 2003

1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 EFI from North America


The engine and transmission needed replacing at 58,000 miles, number 6 piston broke and the connecting rod punched through the side of the engine block.

The Passenger airbag cover is pulling away from the dash.

It goes through front brakes in about 10,000 miles.

The headlights went out the second week I owned the car.

The water pump has been changed three times.

The plastic "no longer in production" interior drivers door panel cracked.

The computer climate control needs replacing.

I replaced the window switches on all four doors.

There are many more issues with the car, really too many to list.

General Comments:

This car has been a constant headache. It is the most unreliable piece of junk I have ever owned.

I received almost no assistance from the dealers.

I will never purchase another Chrysler product again in my life, its too bad that now Mercedes-Benz is associated with such a low quality product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd May, 2003