1995 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 4 of 16

1995 Dodge Intrepid es 3.5L V6 baby! from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 baby! Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

This is the best car I have ever owned!!!

Faults:

Passengers window is slow, hood shocks were replaced, a/c needs to be charged, but these are all VERY minor problems, and they don't make me think any less of my car.

General Comments:

My intrepid is the best car I have ever owned. it has never been unreliable in any way.

The power of the 3.5 is just crazy, and it rides like a cloud.

Everything about this car is exceptional, and I am surprised by the power, value, luxury, size, and beauty of the car every day.

Props to dodge on this one! she's a hot little number that turns heads if done up right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2006

1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Comfortable and peppy, but has 0 reliability

Faults:

Transmission went out right after I purchased car, this was a $1800 repair. Car was great after that, then at about 99,000 miles check engine light is intermittently coming on and mechanic can find no reason for it. This issue has progressed and now it has an issue with overheating, many parts have been replaced to repair overheating problem to no avail. Overheating has finally progressed to the point that problem has been determined to be a leaking head gasket and on this engine it's a major repair.

General Comments:

Dodge needs to back up and build some reliability into their cars, they need to warranty the issues. They should explore customer service, customers should not have to deal with a run around over issues that should be fixed by dodge under warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st September, 2005

1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 kilometres
Most recent distance99400 kilometres

Summary:

If it wasn't for the starting issue, I would be very happy with this car

Faults:

Not too long after I first got the car, the radiator was leaking.

Passenger window gets stuck once and a while.

Biggest problem is the car does not start all the time in the winter and nobody can figure out what the problem is.

Sometimes, in the morning, I can smell gasoline in the car.

Air condition stopped working this year at 96,000.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable and drives nicely, when it starts.

I love the fact that it is so roomy.

Can anyone help me find out why it won't start in the winter?

Starts great in fall, spring, and summer.

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

Review Date: 24th August, 2005

31st Aug 2005, 11:08

I did take it to a mechanic, several times. They always think they have fixed the problem, but eventually it does it again.

9th Oct 2005, 22:30

Starting problem is usually Crank Shaft Sensor.

13th Mar 2006, 00:24

Try pushing the gas down when you try to start it I have one with the same problem. push it down half way to the floor and it should start right up.

1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

I would buy another low miles Intrepid in a minute

Faults:

Transmission failed at 97k miles.

Paint is beginning to chip badly.

Fit and finish of the interior is not very good, but has held up better than expected.

Door gaskets have shrunk and no longer seal properly letting in a lot of road noise.

General Comments:

This car purchased from the original owner with low miles for the year.

I have put 25k on the car in the last year including several long distance runs of 1000 miles or more at a time with no real problems. The last ten thousand mile have been commuting out of the Sierras into the desert and back every day at around 85 miles per day.

When the transmission failed a month ago my mechanic told me the car would last another 100,000 miles with a new transmission in his opinion. The rebuild cost 2000 here in Ca.

Very comfortable car with incredible handling given its size and weight. Corners well and handles predictably in snow. Much better in bad weather than our 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. I'm assuming this is because of the greater weight and larger tires.

Fuel economy ranges around 26-28, with one 1200 business trip in Texas averaging 31mpg. This is with the base six cylinder engine. Also about the same MPG as our Gallant which is much smaller.

Has plenty of passing power on the freeway, though it does like to kick down into 3rd on steep grades. It was purchased in Colorado and is now being driven in the CA deserts. There is no difference in available power that I can see between the two different altitudes.

It has been exceptionally reliable other than the transmission problem. Based on the way it looks, I believe the body will wear out before the drive train does.

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

Review Date: 16th August, 2005

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