1998 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 14 of 23

1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Mechanics dream / consumer nightmare

Faults:

Where do I start?

This vehicle currently has 83,000 miles and I have replaced the following;

Fuel pump, both tie rods, radiator, intake manifold, spark plugs, oil pan not to mention our new problem, the car has trouble starting after you drive in hot weather. The interior lights also come on at will.

General Comments:

I do enjoy the power of the 3.2 liter engine and over all performance. Unfortunately it appears to have cheap parts and something is always going wrong with this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th July, 2004

1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

The most defective engine and oil pump design ever manufactured

Faults:

Power windows failure.

Rubber seal (weatherstripping) on 2 doors defective.

Air conditioner fan operates on highest speed only.

Total engine failure at 90,000 miles.

Engine shuts down intermittently. Car will not restart for several minutes. After restarting, car will only travel about 5 miles before shutting down again.

Oil light flickers on and off.

General Comments:

Very attractive car with large amount of cabin and trunk space.

2.7 Liter Engine has obvious and fatal design (mostly connected with oil pump).

Numerous mechanical and electrical problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th June, 2004

1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.7 Don't Know
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.4 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Faults:

My engine blew at 67,000 miles while driving to work. I was told it would cost 4,000 ti fix it.Any one with info on the class action suit please mail me at edodoman @yahoo.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th June, 2004

8th Dec 2004, 18:55

My step cousin has no problems with her Dodge Intrepid so far. Let's hope it never happened otherwise No more Dodge Intrepids for her ever.

1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5400 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Who has money to just give away

Faults:

Oil pan replacement twice

Motor in the passenger window gone bad

Oxygen sensors replaced twice

Engine gone at 66,000 miles

Outer tie rod ends worn

Battery cables replaced twice

Serpentine belts replaced twice within 4 months.

Transmission Control Module shorted out.

General Comments:

This car has cause me great pain in my pockets. When I purchased the car, it had 5,400 miles. I purchased this junk in January 1998. Over the years, I have put out over $9,000 dollars in repairs. On April 29th, I took my car in for repairs due to hearing noise under the hood, which cost me $1,827. My car would not pass an emission test due to a failed Transmission Control Module. I also had my engine flushed, two belts replaced, both tie rod ends replaced and the basic tune up brake inspection. On May 1, I called the Dodge dealership back to inform them that the noise was still their. I took the car back to service on May 8th. I was then told that my engine was going bad. I questioned them as to why I wasn't told this when the car was there on April 29th. They just said to me, we didn't know. I could have cried like a baby once they said it would cost me $5,000 to replace the engine. I will never purchase another Dodge Intrepid again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th May, 2004

1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

One big headache!

Faults:

At 37,000 miles transmission sensor went out. Covered under warranty.

At 42,000 miles fuel injector needed to be replaced. Not covered under warranty.

On hot days the car will not start after driving for 20-30 minutes. Will sometimes start again after 1 hour passes. This occurs at least 2-3 times a week!

Engine light comes on frequently for no reason?

At 48,000 miles electrical malfunctioning causing all lights to flicker. Drained the Battery. Not covered under warranty.

Burns too much oil. Needs 1 quart every 2 weeks.

At 56,000 miles 2.7L engine starts ticking sound. Dealer states I need a new engine and it will cost over $10,000. Not covered under extended Warranty (hmmm... how convenient).

Spent $4,200 rebuilding the engine.

At 58,000 Driver side window regulator broken.$185.00.

At 60,000 Passenger side Window regulator broken (coincidence? I don't think so.

Front and rear door seals frequently fall off and need to be pushed back on to the door frame, but always appear to be too small for the doors.

At 60,500 Rear driver side Window quit working all together.

At 61,000 Power flickering occurs again. What's next?

General Comments:

This car is a mechanical nightmare! One thing after another has gone wrong. Chrysler is well aware of it's defects, but fails to honor their customers safety or loyalty. Although this car is spacious and comfortable, do not buy an intrepid unless you would like it to be a permanent fixture in your driveway!

I Will never buy Chrysler again!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 86 reviews