1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 Liter SOHC from North America
A disappointing buy
When I bought the car it needed an alignment. They fixed it, but the car was still shaking. I fixed that with new tires. Cost: $140 for 2.
The car started to blow the blue smoke of death which means the piston rings are shot. I took it to my regular mechanic and he confirmed along with one other mechanic. The dealership denied it and just did an oil change.
At the same time I saw a leak the color of pink under the front of the hood on a bolt. I was told it was nothing to worry about. I have not proceeded with a repair although I have been told by three different mechanics it wasn't right.
The car was burning 1 to 2 quarts of oil every one thousand miles. I took it back and they replaced the PVC valve and vent hose that had collapsed. Cost $100.
Three months later, they had to replace the motor under warranty for bad piston rings.
Transmission is starting to act up.
Like everyone else says, the car is roomy and quite comfortable, but under the hood is not that great. In my case, the previous owner did not take care of the car, i.e., oil changes. I also had other problems like the door panel fell off for no reason, the turn signal 'wigged out', and the trunk light still does not work.
When you buy a used car you buy other peoples problems.
Also, the car should have wider tires for handling curves.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd June, 2004