1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America
A financial and family wrecker
The engine slowed down, The engine light came on and it died all within 10n seconds.
This car was great until I spent $5000.00 for just 6 months and lost it all. A new engine according to the dealer will cost me $7500.00 or used $5500.00.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th February, 2004
4th Mar 2004, 00:58
My husband, a master machinist and I bought a used Dodge Intrepid in 2003. It was a 2000 model and we got it for a very good price, or so we thought. At 58,000 miles on the odometer, we felt the car was capable of giving us years of usage. Much to our surprise, the engine seized at 62,000 miles. We took pictures of the engine when we took it apart for rebuilding. We would be glad to share this experience with any interested party as these photos are shocking. The engine and all of its' components were not just caked with oil sludge, the sludge was actually curling away in vicious sheets from all internal parts. We had a full maintenance background and did a complete search of ownership prior to purchase. We were equally surprised to learn from a local certified engine rebuilder that this is a common occurance in all Dodge and Chrysler models of cars built between 1998 and 2001. The auto manufacturer claims no liability and guarantees the engine for only 36,000 miles or three years. The problem usually developes between 50 to 75 thousand miles. We have replaced the engine and have learned from this experience. We will never make this mistake again. Manufacturers should stand by their products. Research your purchase because you will be their next victim.
18th Nov 2005, 11:37
Simple oil changes according to the manufacturer's recommendation would avoid engine problems.