1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 from North America


Price could be lower, but excellent car


Front end Suspension went bad replaced with OEM parts. No more problems.

Dash board wiring caught on fire while driving. Parked car next day have them replaced. Running excellent since then.

Air condition sensor was replaced.

General Comments:

I would buy another intrepid. This cars has lot of power, for a family sedan, I find it to quickly responds. to suddent demands.

It is very comfortable, slick design, powerful handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2002

1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 24 Valve from North America


This big car hustles and is comfortable


Had to replace Front Rotors and Calipers. Nothing else.

General Comments:

I love this car. I have owned dozens of cars including MB, BMW, GM, etc. and I find this car to be one of the best riding and well built cars I have ever owned. It is fast, quiet, and handles very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2002

17th Sep 2002, 23:48

1996 Dodge Intrepid...Wow, what a good looking car... that is until any mechanic looks at it from the inside. I bought a 1996 Intrepid with 44800 miles and have had nothing but problems. I replaced the water pump the first week. In the 2nd month, the transmission went out which the dealer "fixed" at a discount of "only" $1400.00..Well, you guessed it...2 months later the transmission went junk pile on me once again while on vacation. It took over 3 weeks for the original repair dealer to reimburse me for the out of town experience. What a nightmare. And no more problems for 7 more months, then... you guessed it... ANOTHER TRANSMISSION FAILURE!!!never again will I own another Chrysler product...

17th Jan 2003, 18:22

I own a 1996 Intrepid and I think it sucks the life out of Chrysler quality. I think its basically a newer version of the crappy K-car, just cost more to fix.

1996 Dodge Intrepid Base 3.3 SFI from North America


You get more handling than you pay for


This car has been fairly reliable. The steering rack bushings had to be replaced VERY early at 30000 miles. However, all other repairs fall into the "maintenance" category. Ie. battery, brakes and tires.

General Comments:

This car is very spacious and comfortable for passengers, both front and back.

The engine takes off strong, but loses steam as the speed increases. The 4 speed electronic auto shifts smooth and capably, but it does not take a rocket scientist to determine that Chrysler does not make the most reliable transmissions.

And finally too much tire noise ruins what would be a very quiet cabin.

But after all that, the car's handling never forgets to put a smile on your face. The brakes are strong and predictable, and the high list of standard features and details make this car a terrific value for the growing family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2002

1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 from North America


I paid $9,000 and another 4 grand in repairs and improvements


Rack & pinion steering came apart and almost wrecked going onto a entrance ramp.

AC has a mind of it's own, turning on or off whenever it wants to.

Has a shudder in the transmission that the dealer can't explain.

Turn signals stopped working one day and the dealer couldn't find the problem. A mechanic said he could rewire (hot-wire) and add a fuse, and now they work.

Brakes are noisy.

Plastic c-bars (molding) around the windows are faded and cracked. Also had to completely repaint the car, finish became faded and lost its shine.

Headlight lens caps are faded and have water condensation inside.

General Comments:

My Intrepid is a classy looking car with the new paint and tinted windows.

The ride is smooth and very comfortable, with excellent acceleration. AC is extremely cold which is great, as long as it stays on, I just have to reprogram it about 3 times in a hour.

Speakers blew out, but replaced with Jensen, also added a Kicker Amp and 12' sub-woofers. The car can rock!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th September, 2001

7th Nov 2006, 22:51

I just pick up a 96 Intrepid 3.5 liter.. I want to boost the power. Bigger throttle bodies??