1995 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 14 of 16

1995 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance78888 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

A beautiful, yet sporty sedan!!

Faults:

The only major problem with this car is the air conditioning. I had to replace the condenser at 45000 miles under the extended warranty.

As for as any other problems, I encountered none while I owned this vehicle. If I had to buy it again, would I? The answer would be yes!

General Comments:

Dodge has been trying hard to lure consumers away from the foreign cars and I believe they are succeeding. The build quality has improved tremendously and the cars are the best looking on the road today!

I have nothing but positive experiences with the dealers and I highly recommend a Chrysler product! My experience with Toyota dealers in the past leaves a lot to be desired!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2002

1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Wonderful performance, great handling, but the leather seats are pretty boring, and not heated!

Faults:

Nothing terrible has happened to my Intrepid, other than maintenance related things, mostly because I'm lazy.

The worst thing that happened was three of my six spark plug wires went bad, simultaneously, at about 75,000. They had never been replaced, until then. The car had pitiful acceleration during that time, but I could still beat a Honda in a race. :)

General Comments:

I have an Intrepid ES, 3.5L, slightly modified engine (K&N air filter, rebuilt intake), a low-profile dual Borla exhaust ($1200, with high performance mufflers and billeted tips), 18" Quantum Tek silver alloy wheels (kinda cheap), Toyo Proxes ZR's, and about $2500 worth of suspension work, including Eibach Proline suspension/2 inch lower, and totally rebuild strut towers with Koni adjustable struts (currently set to the stiffest possible setting).

The 3.5 V6 sounds like a V8 with the exhaust, and it scares all the Honda drivers around here. So far the fastest cars I've raced (and beaten) were a '99 Mustang, '86 Trans-Am with a rebuilt 350 (an amazing challenge, very close, but I had an edge after 3rd hit at 80mph), and a Honda S2000. The Honda had insane acceleration off the line, and had about 2 car lengths ahead of me at 45-50 mph, but when second kicked in, I took it over. The guy wouldn't stop, and by 100 mph he started catching up again. I still have the bragging rights though, I'm in a "family car," and I beat his little roadster on the straightaway.

So far, the only cars I've lost drags to have been: 2001 Camaro SS, '98 Corvette, Not-sure-what-year Porsche 911 (duh!), and a twin-turbo 300ZX (he had also modified the turbos, had an insane exhaust setup, and posi-track rear wheel drive, whereas I'm working with a front-wheel traction control joke of a drivetrain).

Anyway, I love the car. When I first saw the thing, I never expected it to be as much fun to drive. It's also the Cranberry/Burgundy color, with a silver two-tone bottom that perfectly (PERFECTLY) matches my wheels. The exhaust tips are the only chrome part on the entire car, yet it still looks like a pimp-mobile after it's done being washed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2001

1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired97500 miles
Most recent distance115400 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A family oriented sports car

Faults:

The transmission slips when cold. It has been to the shop several times, but the mechanic could not locate the problem.

The fuel rail broke.

The fuel injectors seals have failed several times.

Transmission cooler lines leak.

General Comments:

The car drives nice and handles well.

It has plenty of power.

The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of room to move.

I love the vast cargo space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2001

1995 Dodge Intrepid V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Stay far away

Faults:

Everything has gone wrong with the car... from brakes to air conditioning (the evaporators) to the transmission. Never again will I buy a Dodge or Buick (I have had 2 Buick Regal lemons also) or an American car.

General Comments:

Too many repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th September, 2001

10th Jan 2002, 21:23

I've replaced the multi-function switch for headlights and wipers twice and just had to rebuild my transmission. Did anyone have to replace the headlight covers because they had a film over it disabling a good beam? A whopping $75 per cover and that's at a discounted rate!!! Oh well, guess every car is like this.

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