1998 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 4 of 23

1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Piece of crap

Faults:

This is the second Dodge Intrepid I've owned. I had a 93 right before this one. It wasn't too bad of a car considering its age.

I bought this 1998 2.7 L Intrepid in April 04. Haven't had a season go by that I haven't had some kind of problem with it.

In the last year, I've had to purchase a new radiator and new cooling fans. For some reason, it's two fans but one unit... that's not a scam...

As others have stated on here, my window motors have gone out... except the same one went out twice in a month. I just got tinting on all the windows, the first one went out, they scratched the tinting, had it retinted, the new motor went out in less than a month, and they scratched the tinting replacing the motor again.

The A/C and heater only work on high.

And twice now since I've owned the car, 3 of the 5 bolts have completely sheered off the front right wheel at high speeds (65-70 mph); the car is a death trap.

After replacing a cracked radiator and the cooling fans, my car STILL overheats.

Suddenly now, I have a bad water pump and needs to be replacef (only 650 bucks with labor). They get in there and tell me the timing belt would've broken loose at anytime. So, that's another 650 bucks. Odd to find out that a 650 dollar water pump saved me from having to buy a 5000 engine... Did I just technically save money?

Bye bye Dodge, your car has been nothing but a pain in my side.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd June, 2008

26th Jan 2009, 12:44

I have the same problems with my 1998 2.7. I bought it used and have had it for just a little over a year. Have already put money into it than I bought the car for, and it broke down again!!!

26th Mar 2012, 17:53

The problem with the blower motor operating only on the high setting (for the A/C and heat) is due to a blown AC HEATER BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR. This problem is not unique to Chrysler vehicles.

For the manual A/C control, the part was $30 and took me just over an hour to replace, a straightforward fix (the resistor is mounted up under the dash on the passenger side).

1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

I have had the basic wear and tear things that I had to replace.

General Comments:

I bought the Intrepid used at 48,000 and now I have over 118,000 on the car. Other than the typical wear and tear maintenance on the car its been a great Intrepid. Its the Dodge Intrepid ES with a 3.2 V6. I wish Chrysler would bring back the Dodge Intrepid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2008

1998 Dodge Intrepid from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired32000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

General Comments:

Well let me start off by saying my wife and I both own Intrepids; hers is a 2000 2.7 litre with 248000 km on it, and mine is a 1998 2.7 litre with 220000 km on it.

We have never had any problems or issues with the cars; both run great. I do the regular maintenance on both cars about 1000 km before the manufacturer suggests.

When you buy a car second hand, you have no idea what the person before you did, was the oil changed when it was supposed to etc... Most of the engine failures are caused by the oil not being changed at the proper time, or when low just topped up and forgotten about. Oil sludge builds up and plugs the oil passages in the 2.7 very easily, hence a blown motor. The oil has to be changed between 3000 to 4000 km; that's what I did with both our cars, and presto, no problems.

How many people who own a 2.7 that blew changed the oil when there supposed to, and use the correct oil? Out of 600,000 units made so far, around 1000 had the motors go in them. Pretty darn good odds in my opinion.

A lot better vehicle than the 2007 Ford truck my friend owns; I will get him to post the problems he had in just 7 months. And you thought a blown motor sucks at 100,000 kml try at 15,000 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2007

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