1998 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 23 of 23

1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carNissan Quest

Summary:

A car well worth is price

Faults:

The Drivers side window would not roll evenly. The dealer "tried" to fix the problem. Fix only lasted one week. Then next time around went to body shop and their fix has lasted 6 months.

The brakes are not strong enough for a car that weight.

General Comments:

The Intrepid is an awesome car for traveling. the ride is comfortable, handles well.

Tall people are just as comforatble in the back seats are they are in the front. Storage is comparable to a sorts ultility vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2002

1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired10500 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carDodge Stratus

Faults:

Replaced front rotors at 15,000 miles.

Front rotors resurfaced 26,000 miles.

Front rotors resurfaced 30,000 miles.

Front brake pads replaced 30,000 miles.

Front rotors resurfaced 33,000 miles.

Replaced front rotors 35,000 miles.

Replaced power window switch 35,000 miles.

Replaced fan motor 29,000 miles..

General Comments:

Dealer says there is no problem. However there is an obvious pattern. This can get very expensive to maintain.

I really do like the car except for the problems I have listed.

If I cannot get this problem rectified, I probably will have get rid of car and pass the problem on to someone else.

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

Review Date: 29th March, 2002

1998 Dodge Intrepid Base 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Sundance

Summary:

I would buy this car again in a minute - hard to beat for $22K!

Faults:

Driver's window bracket broke at 80,000 miles; a friend and I welded it.

Had to have a programming modification on the computer (partially flooded the engine when stopped hot) - 10,000 miles.

That's it!

General Comments:

Wonderful car - everything I could've hoped for - the combination of style, comfort, SPACE, and features for the money is hard to beat.

The most comfortable "highway cruiser" I've ever owned for long trips - also, the trunk is HUGE!

Handling/brakes are fabulous for such a large car. Brakes are good, but not great (considering it has 4-wheel disks and ABS).

Extremely comfortable seats/ride, and the best interior room in its class.

HORRIBLE rear vision for parking (blame the styling)!

I know its' childish, but I LOVE the sexy styling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2002

1998 Dodge Intrepid Base Sedan 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82300 miles
Most recent distance86400 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

One stunning piece of machinery

Faults:

Weatherstrip around the rear left door is constantly out of place.

Misaligned rear right door won't shut like the others.

Rear visibility takes some time getting used to.

Lots of road noise on the highway.

Soft paint chips easily from everyday driving.

General Comments:

My Dodge is worth $6,600 price tag that I paid.

It is reliable, roomy, great on gas at 24mpg in mixed driving.

16 inch stock steel rims really make a difference in looks compared to 15's.

Handles curves and pot-holes great.

Stereo sound is adequate, but can be better.

I also find it stunning to look at every single day.

Beautiful yet functional interior.

The trunk is big enough to please a mob boss.

Comfortable seating even in the rear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2002

1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres

Summary:

A great family sedan and sports car, in one package

Faults:

The rubber seal (might be called weather striping?) along all the doors is falling off. You have to push it back in place now and then. It looks terrible and it's noisy when on the highway.

Other than that the car has had no problems.

General Comments:

The car looks great and drives great.

Plenty of room in the cabin and trunk.

The engine is smooth and powerful.

Though the car seems a bit hesitant when applying the gas at high speed with four passengers.

Overall, the car performs and handles great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th July, 2001

14th Jun 2002, 21:24

Chrysler has released a revised molding for the 1998 intrepid to fix this problem. I had this problem and the dealer installed the new moldings free of charge and I have not had the problem since!

1998 Dodge Intrepid ES from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

None so far. Have only owned the car 2 months.

General Comments:

Rides well, handles well, gets great gas mileage on trips, has a large trunk, looks like a sports car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

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