1999 Dodge Intrepid stnd 2.7 from North America


Daimler Benz is the real sucker here!!!


My engine failed- the dealer told me $10,000!!! I told them to get a grip-nice of them to offer to cover half- I went for it, MAJOR mistake.

The speed sensors failed in the transmission at 50,000 miles- $600.

The two fan motors failed at 52,000- $600.

Now the transmission went out at 55,000-they want $2000!!!.

I'm so far underwater, I've got the bends.

General Comments:

I initially received this car new through my company- they leased it for me. The performance during the first 3.5 years seemed fine- the standard service and consumable parts replacement. I decided to purchase this car for my 19 year old twin boys- they were going to school and I thought the price was right.

Before I purchased it in 2002 (40000miles) I had it totally serviced to the tune of $2000.

Then the fun began- I have experienced all of the same issues as people have been complaining about related to the Intrepid- as above.

This is the WORST vehicle I have EVER owned- I currently drive a Chevy Suburban, a Mercury Sable (Company lease), a Pontiac Gran Am and a Ford Bronco II. All together the repair costs have been less than this pile of guano.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th January, 2004

27th Mar 2004, 00:07

We were told the same thing. We said NO. We went and traded it off for a New Nissan. We had the same problem.

1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America


A great car, if you happen to get one without any problems


Leak detection pump replaced at 35,202.

Leak detection pump replaced at 81,658.

Leak detection pump replaced and re-solder connector under seat at 94,725.

Window regulator replaced at 74,875.

Motor front door window replaced at 71,461.

Passenger rear window switch replaced at 71,461.

Front Sway bar links replaced at 94,314.

Replaced blower resistor and blower motor at 99,789.

Right front axle shaft and adapter replaced at 107,032.

Replaced shaft trans-axle at 107,175.

Replaced starter at 78,638.

Replaced starter at 113,336.

Replaced front tie rod ends at 114,330.

New rack and pinion at 118,418.

Replaced interlock cable at 118,418.

Finally, replaced vacuum booster at 120,000.

General Comments:

Good car if you like spending money to keep in running. Running is the key word.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th December, 2003

1999 Dodge Intrepid No Designation 2.7 Liter from North America


Comfortable, Spacious, LEMON


Used oil extensively.

Driver side window motor gone at 69,000 miles.

Rod bearings replaced at 75,000 miles.

Engine blown at 82,000 miles.

Trouble with brakes sticking at low temperatures.

General Comments:

Although the car is comfortable with lots of room inside, and the trunk spacious, car seems to be a lemon as far as the engine is concerned.

Would not recommend anyone to buy a 1999 Intrepid considering all the problems we've had within 20,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th December, 2003

1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 liter from North America


A good looking car that doesn't run.


I bought this car brand new in 1999. At first we absolutely loved it. It was roomy, looked great, and rode good. I was proud of the car. A few small things went wrong (see below), but that is to be expected. However, on 11/26/03, the engine blew! This car only has 88,000 miles on it. I was astounded that a car engine would blow at 88,000 miles, especially a car that cost me $22,000.00! After speaking with my mechanic, I found out this was not unusual. We live in a small town, and in the last couple of months, he's seen FOUR engines do the same thing. We bought a used motor from a salvage yard, and the owner told me that the price has gone up 135% THIS YEAR on the 2.7 liter Chrysler engine. He has sold over 15 of these engines since the beginning of this year. That is a lot for such a small area. I contacted the local Dodge dealer, who told me they had never heard of a problem like this. Yeah, right. Then, I contacted Daimler Chrysler in Michigan, who told me they had never heard of a problem like this. Yeah, right. As anyone can tell, just do a search on the Internet, and you will literally find HUNDREDS of cases where this has happened.

The windshield washer fluid pump never worked.

The driver's side window motor had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Chrysler doesn't stand behind their products. As I said, I really liked this car at first. And if Chrysler had said, "Yeah, you're right. This motor has been having troubles, and we'll fix it for you.", then I would be happy to own another Chrysler product, because I would know they would stand behind it. But when they outright LIED and said they had never heard of this problem, that was too much for me! I will never own another Chrysler product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th December, 2003

26th Dec 2003, 16:04

My engine is ready to blow on my 1999 dodge 2.7 liter engine. the timing chain guides and idler are all shot...I only have 40,000. miles on this car and was hoping not to have to get a new car... my mechanic said it will cost $1200.00 to fix... but trade it in right away because he has repaired 2 that blew the motor again within 6 months... he also said Chrysler is well aware of this 1999 dodge problem... the dealer I called said he never heard of the problem either... what do we do?