1995 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5 liter from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.5 liter Automatic
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles

Summary:

Not happy

Faults:

Transmission started slipping.

Leaking oil.

Leaking transmission fluid.

Leaking anti-freeze.

Front end shakes.

General Comments:

I bought this car 3 months ago. Changed spark plugs, oil, and transmission fluid.

Today I was driving and the transmission wouldn't come out of third gear, then the gauges started to flick and the car died. Had to get it towed and it cost me 360 bucks. Now it cranks, but won't start.

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

Review Date: 2nd July, 2013

3rd Jul 2013, 20:08

Well maybe the fact that your transmission is leaking may indicate why the transmission is now playing up. It would be a huge coincidence for your tranny to start playing up at the same time it starts leaking. Just remember, NEVER DRIVE A CAR WITH LOW ATF!! You will pay eventually.

5th Jul 2013, 11:53

I wouldn't worry about the tranny. All of the items listed on here are pretty much just wear and tear as far as I can tell. Every car has its problems.

1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance178000 miles
Previous carBuick Park Avenue

Summary:

This thing is pretty lame

Faults:

Had to get the transmission wiring fixed at 175,000 miles.

Replaced the wheel bearings at 177,000 miles.

New water pump at 178,000 miles.

Power steering fluid is leaking!

New serpentine belt at 178,000 miles.

The paint is peeling like crazy!

General Comments:

This car is fun to drive when it's running well...

I've been driving this car for about 6 months, and it seems like it's spent a pretty good amount of that time in my mechanic's garage. I've only driven it about 8,000 miles, and I've already had more trouble with it than my last car (that had even more miles on it) that I drove for two years!

The transmission wiring in this thing was all screwed up, and it would randomly drop into 2nd gear while I was driving down the freeway! After bringing it in to the shop a few times, I heard that this is a common issue with these cars... Huh.

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

Review Date: 17th February, 2011

14th Nov 2011, 18:38

Your car is 16 years old & has 178,000 miles. Things wear out; even with proper maintenance, your vehicle is going to have problems with that much wear & tear on it.

1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired233000 miles
Most recent distance234500 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

It's a 15 year old car that's still doing what it was built to do

Faults:

Purchasing a car with 233,000 miles on it, I'd obviously expect some issues. I bought the car for $300 with a bad water pump and a leaky radiator due to a minor collision the previous owner had. $25 for a brand new water pump, $30 for a radiator from the salvage yard and it was up and running (it's cheap to do your own repairs).

A/C is dead from the front end damage, but I don't really care.

Transmission leaks a few drops from the bell housing.

Front end pops when taking corners, otherwise steering and suspension is tight.

Wheel alignment slightly off, but again, steering is tight.

Not much paint left on the car. Thankfully I don't care what the car looks like.

General Comments:

I bought this car to use as parts for another Intrepid. I paid $300. Once I found out it was only a water pump impeding it from daily use, I decided to fix it and make it my daily driver.

It is not a pretty car, but that's not why I bought it.

It gets 27 MPG on the highway, starts right up, and just goes. Original 3.3l engine and it runs incredibly well. Unsure if it's the original transmission or not.

For a car with currently 234k or so miles, it actually drives pretty well and is comfortable.

I've owned a lot of cars, and have come to a pretty simple conclusion. It doesn't matter who made it, it's either going to have problems or it won't. Too many variables come into play when you have so many different people with different environments and driving conditions / habits.

Overall I'm happy with my $300 car that I've hardly put a thing into. I'll probably sand the rusty roof and throw some spray paint on to make it "pretty" again and maybe, just MAYBE replace a tie rod.

Also, I'm impressed how little rust it actually has for the amount of miles on it (this is a Midwest car too)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2010

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 58 reviews