1995 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 7 of 16

1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80927 miles
Most recent distance125400 miles
Previous carMazda Navajo

Summary:

Its great and I would love another one!!! b

Faults:

Absolutely nothing until 125,000 miles and I am now putting in new tie rods in the front end.

General Comments:

For the year of the intrepid and the low price I paid I find this car to be great. It is sporty looking and still roomy enough for me and my four children. I drive 200 miles daily with this car and I feel it is already paid me back and than some.

One thing I love about my intrepid is its pick up and get!it is extremely fast and I love to be able to move fast!!I plan on keeping mine and possibly getting another, but I will stick to the older models as I don't particularly care for the looks of the newer models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2004

1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

Its sharp, but it asks for a lot of maintenance

Faults:

My car has had almost everything go wrong with it. My multifunction switch had to be replaced and my trunk wouldn't unlatch. About every 3 weeks I have to replace my spark plugs and my oxygen sensor has been replaced since I have had it. Currently speaking my car runs like poop. I have an exhaust leak, it reeks or gas inside, my strut's are broken, and I have no pick up speed. It takes along time to get up to 40mph and I don't even attempt to hop on the highway any more. I am a female, I know nothing bout cars and I am a student 1400miles from home with a pile of junk to rely on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th September, 2004

8th Sep 2004, 12:21

But other than that, everything is fine, eh?

19th Jun 2005, 21:18

From the sound of it, you may have a bad alternater or a bad fuel pump, try cleaning the fuel filter.

Sound like a core problem, this car should not be that much trouble.

1st Dec 2005, 02:58

That gas smell in the cabin could very well be related to a fuel rail issue these cars had. the 3.5L motor had an issue with the o rings on the rail going bad, and leaked fuel into the engine bay, also smelling up the inside.. it was a recall, get a free repair at a dealer.

Could lead to an engine fire if you don't get it taken care of.

1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.3L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Expensive to fix

Faults:

The day after we bought it the plastic portion of the dipstick fell off. We were able to retrieve it ourselves by heating a nail, inserting it in the plastic part remaining in the oil tube, creating a hole and using a pair of manicure scissors to pull it out. ($9 for new dipstick)

More recently we have been having problems with the injectors. There was a ticking noise that started at 65000 miles. Over the next month (1000 miles) it continued to get worse until it was a ticking noise combined with a high pitch squealing. We took it to a mechanic that suggested we do a mechanical or chemical clean. We did the chemical clean (cheaper) and changed to synthetic oil. We were assuming that there was not enough oil getting to the lifters. The noise quieted for awhile, but now at 70000 miles we took it to the Dodge dealer for a factory recall on the floor shifter, and had them look at the lifters. It cost $150 just for them to open the valve covers to determine if oil was getting to the lifters. Their diagnosis was that there was a spun cam barring. It is supposedly easier and cheaper to have the entire engine replaced than to fix the cam barring. ($3400 to replace engine if done by Dodge, we bought a salvage engine and had a small mechanic shop drop it in for total of $1000). The most frustrating part of this is that we have only had the car for 4 months and have put on 10000 miles (which yes, is a lot), and already need a new engine.

Safety recall on a pin in the floor shifter. - free.

Bought it with hydraulic hood opener that was broken- never fixed it.

General Comments:

The car's interior was in excellent condition when we bought it and has still held up with frequently transporting a dog.

It is a comfortable ride for long distances and we have gotten up to 40 mpg on our long distance drives to Canada.

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

Review Date: 10th August, 2004

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