1995 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 9 of 16

1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance117800 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Great looking car and fun to drive

Faults:

Faulty probe in radiator cause the water pump to blow. At first the mechanic did not know it was the probe so he replaced the fuel injector rail as it was having problems starting. Actually the car was over heating and that is why it would not start. After the 2nd water pump blew he figured out the probe was bad. This happened under the extended warranty. Car was less than two years old.

Have rebuilt the transmission twice, once under warranty and once out of pocket.

Transmission lines have leaked twice and been replace under warranty.

Key-less remotes needed to be reprogrammed. This was covered under warranty.

Replaced the CV joint on the right side. This was not covered under warranty.

Replaced the cam shaft and crank shaft sensors.

Spark plug wires went bad at 111,000 miles.

Have a small head gasket leak that I manage by monitoring the coolant level and bleeding the cooling system on a regular basis so it doesn't create an airlock. Also the mechanic drilled a hole in the thermostat to lessen the air lock problem.

Both headlamps have broken away from the bracket. I glued them in place with a strong epoxy.

Replace front and rear engine seals.

Replace compressor.

General Comments:

Except for mechanical problems, I really have enjoyed this car for the past 8 1/2 years. It still looks good inside and out. It still boogies and handles great. Thank you Eric for keeping this thing going for so long. I hope to take it to at least 150,000 miles before I get rid of it. Just bought a Honda Odyssey as I just cannot deal with the Dodge transmission problems. I use the Intrepid for going to the store or mall or on errands. It still gets really good gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th October, 2003

1995 Dodge Intrepid 4 door sedan 3.3 six cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 six cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Omni

Summary:

I like the design and the initial performance, but would not recommend

Faults:

The car started overheating constantly, even to the point of blowing up a battery from the heat. No one seems to be able to track the cause of this down. I have resorted to running it with 3 oversize fuses to keep fan motor running.

It will not stay in alignment.

The paint (gray) has worn nearly completely off.

I've also had to have two $700-$900 brake jobs in the last 23,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love the comfort and the room.

The car handled perfectly before 115,000 miles when everything started going wrong.

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

Review Date: 26th August, 2003

3rd Jun 2004, 20:30

Your alignment problem may be due to worn bushings on the steering rack and pinion and also on the sway bar ends. Replace the bushings and that should help return your car to that tight suspension you once had. Good luck.

1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.3 liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50234 miles
Most recent distance91465 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

A lot of car for little money

Faults:

Nothing on this car has gone wrong other than parts that needed replacing due to normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

Excellent car for the money.

Ride comfort is very good.

It's an ideal car for long road trips.

Cabin is very large, seating 5 adults comfortably.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2003

1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 gas Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.5 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Spirit

Summary:

A high performance money pit

Faults:

I have put 2 new drive trains in it, power steering rake, power steering pimp, 4 set of brake pads in it, oil pan, rad fun, and a new master cynled, baker booster.

General Comments:

Lots of brake pads, do not buy!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th June, 2003

1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired49900 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

So far satisfied with the car's performance, but the transmission on this car is terrible

Faults:

With about 62,000 miles, the transmission was rebuilt by a Dodge dealership repair center.

With about 88,000 miles, the engines seals had to be replace because they had hardened. This cause oil to leak out everywhere.

With 106000 miles, the transmission broke internally and burned out 3rd gear and overdrive.

General Comments:

Luckily the car was under warranty when I had the transmission rebuilt the first time.

Other than these three problems, the car has been very reliable.

I have put over 600 miles a week on it for almost a year now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

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