1999 Dodge Intrepid Base 2.7L from North America


I would not buy another Dodge


Replaced engine at 102,000 miles.

Replaced the fuel pump at 45,000 miles while stranded in Lymon, Colorado.

Sensor problems, replaced.

General Comments:

This is a comfortable car to take a trip in, but would only do so by having a mechanic check over the engine unless the car was new.

I cannot trade the vehicle in my area because the 2.7 liter engine is known as a "bad engine" and nobody will sell the vehicle.

I have been waiting for a recall of the engines, but apparently paying $5,000 to get a rebuilt engine in countless cars isn't enough to get a recall.

This car is nice looking, roomy and comfortable, but the engine is the main fault of this particular year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th February, 2005

16th Mar 2005, 11:51

This 99 Dodge Intrepid I bought 5 weeks ago is pure unadulterated crap. Why at 80000 miles do I need to replace the 2.7 liter engine. I can't even sell the car because as one person said, the carlots won't be bothered with it, and people are wise to this particular engine. They haven't even bothered to come with an engine recall for these cars. This is totally unbelievable. I'm outraged.

1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L from North America


Large comfortable, fast and smooth


Windshield washer fluid tank leaked at 15000 miles. Repaired under warranty.

Driver's side power window controls replaced at 20,000 miles. Repaired under warranty.

Transmission sensor failed at 45,000 miles. $150.

Front wheel bearing replaced at 50,000 miles. $300.

Check engine light came on at 55,000. Car running rough. Changed plugs and used heavy gas treatment. Fixed it?

I have changed the oil myself every 3,000 miles since new with only synthetic oil.

Engine has a growl when cold since new. Used to it now.

Serpentine belt ticks. Needs replacing.

General Comments:

Great car.

Larger than most.

Good handling.

Very fast, especially with the auto-stick.

Get 27-30 mpg on highway.

Around 20-25 mpg in town.

Cruise control works very well.

Have not replaced brakes yet. Needed soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2005

1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 from North America


Cool from the outside, but a nightmare under the hood


Driver window won't go down.

Passenger window sticks.

Passenger side door lock makes a loud buzzing sound.

Engine blew at about 75,000 miles. Had to rebuild the engine. Gave it regular maintenance, engine warning lights never turned on.

Drove it for about a year and it happened again. This time the the thermostat and water pump failed.

Engine blew again, but I had a friend who worked on it for very inexpensive.

Changed head gaskets and transmission.

General Comments:

Very comfortable inside, nice for long trips.

Very nice to look at, but very costly under the hood.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st January, 2005

1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America


This car is lovely to look at and sit in, but not worth the mechanical hassles


Air conditioning completely failed and had to be replaced.

Both motor fans failed and had to be replaced.

Transmission speed sensors failed twice.

Wiring harness to speed sensors dry rotted and failed causing speed sensors to fail the second time.

Drivers side window partially off track and won't raise properly. Only half of the window comes up.

Drivers door won't open sometimes. Once I had to actually kick the door open while another person yanked on it from the outside.

Dash light switch causes battery to drain. I don't illuminate the dash panel unless the headlights are turned on. So far problem is intermittent and no one has been able to diagnose it. Mechanics just say it's some kind of electrical problem.

Doors don't close firmly enough to prevent dust and grime from entering cabin. Once drove down a dirt road and almost choked on the dust that entered the cabin. Maybe a ventilation problem? All upholstery and interior had thick film of dirt after that ride.

General Comments:

I really like this car, but it's become an expensive indulgence now that my extended warranty has expired.

I guess I'm lucky because my 2.7 L engine still runs good at 108,000 miles.

I seem to be having the same problems as everyone else with the speed sensors, but wonder if anyone else has had trouble with the wiring harness.

I haven't bothered to fix the drivers side window yet. I just yank it up by hand when I absolutely must lower it. Really don't want to spend any more money on this car.

I can say one good thing: I love the comfy leather interior. The upholstery and trim have held up well against the onslaught of kids and dogs. Unfortunately that's a moot point considering the mechanical faults.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd January, 2005

22nd Feb 2005, 16:17

I have a 1999 Dodge Intrepid, 2.7 Liter engine, and it runs great! I have nearly 180,000 miles on it, and the engine and transmission run just fine.

The air conditioning failed at 160,000 miles, but everything else runs. I got new struts at 100,000 miles, and a battery and alternator at 150,000.

Other than that it's been what I consider to be routine upkeep - oil changes at 3,000-mile intervals - for me that's about every six to eight weeks. Transmission fluid and filter change every 30,000 miles or once a year, and a fuel injector cleaning once a year. I also flush out the radiator twice a year. Take care of your car and it will take care of you.