1994 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 from North America


A solid car that could have been made a little bit better


Removing the headlights to change the bulbs was a major pain. I think Dodge actually designs the adjusters to break so that you have to spend $150.00 per headlight to replace.

General Comments:

Aside from the headlights I have been very happy with the car. It was well maintained by the previous owner and I have been keeping on top of it. I plan on driving for a little while longer and will probably replace it with another Intrepid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2002

1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 from North America


A fast car with more pieces that break than stay intact.


The back seat lit on fire at 97,000 miles.

The transmission went out at both 58,000 miles and 97,000 miles.

The brakes wear frequently and have been replaced numerous times

The torque converter went out at 58,000 miles.

General Comments:

The engine is responsive and quick.

The interior is comfortable and wears nicely.

The exterior looks tough.

The term lemon had to have been written for this car.

This car will cost you more to upkeep than to buy.

No one should ever buy this car, no matter what is fixed, or how many miles it has.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th June, 2002

1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.6 from North America


An eye-catcher, yet a repairman's dream


The Air Bags were out when I bought the car.

Automatic seats work only when they want to.

Air conditioner went out, just as I have heard most models made this year have done.

There also seems to be a short in the A/C controls... haven't had this looked at yet.

Headlight adjuster bars broke so that headlights shake while driving & one headlight fell completely off.

Had to replace both hood mounts.

Was having major braking problems, stopping slowly caused car to jerk tremendously (like I was getting rear-ended every time I stopped). I took the car into several places with no answer as to why it was doing this... Eventually the problem went away.

Oil leakage is a major problem!

Seals on doors are coming off.

General Comments:

This car is super fast & I love my leather seats! But It has a lot of major problems. If you don't have the money or time to do the work yourself, don't buy the car. Chrystler really needs to do a recall on the A/C systems in this vehicle!

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

Review Date: 12th April, 2002

1994 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L from North America


A money pit


The transmission was rebuilt at about 60,000 miles due to slippage for $1400. I was told a seal leaks due to bad design--further reading on the net bears this out.

The rear brakes make a loud moaning noise. Not your average whine, now... It's loud!

The dealer (a Chrysler dealership) sold me a used car that OBVIOUSLY had had the front brake rotors burned. They were turned down, but there were still marks in them where the rivets burned in. I replaced these at 110,000 miles just because...

Inside tie rod bushings died at around 75,000 miles. Probably not unusual, except that they couldn't be replaced except by replacing the rods as well. It wasn't a pleasant job.

Front and rear shocks are toasted. I replaced the front at severe expense to my knuckles. The rears proved to be worse than me, and still haven't been done.

AC compressor died, probably due to coolant leaks. There's green stuff all around the hose joints.

The automatic cabin controls have always had strange glitches--switching back and forth between different modes continously about once per second comes to mind, most notably.

But then the transmission failed again at about 110,000 miles, on the highway. It was replaced with a used transmission for $1000. It's not much better.

The transmission has been the major problem with this vehicle, and I'm not alone. It's a dog, It's never shifted right, and never will. Look out.

General Comments:

For an almost-full-size family sedan, the car goes like a bat outta heck. It's fun, when it works.

The trunk is huge.

Exterior and interior are cool looking, even after a few years.

I always like the overall engine design--the air intake plenum, the heads, and the 24 valves. A lot of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th January, 2002