1999 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 5 of 51

1999 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Distance when acquired35259 miles
Most recent distance164586 miles

Summary:

Would buy one again

Faults:

Oil pressure light flicker at 68653 miles Had it fix per a Mopar T.S.B 08*36*99. The TSB is to install a terminal/wire/vent on plug part # 5017800aa. 2 hours in labor with a labor code of 08-90-65-96.

No start at 145000 miles; crank sensor broke caused by the A/C belt coming off in a snow storm.

Now no speedo and won't shift out of first gear. I'm getting a code of p0700 at 164,586. The car going into the shop in the next few day for a repair.

General Comments:

Been a great car for my kids to drive. It's been through one kid and now my 2nd kid is driving it.

The rides nice, and has a lot of cabin room. Our whole family can go for a nice ride family of 6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2007

1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

It is HUGE, gets decent gas mileage, and I LOVE MY 'TREP

Faults:

Currently own a 1999 Dodge Intrepid ES (3.2), with about 132,000 miles. I have all the power options (sunroof, Infinity speakers, leather, upgraded radio (with/ CD changer controls - used for iPod). I LOVE MY CAR!

I honestly have had very FEW problems with this car. I am the 2nd owner (purchased used with 26k on the clock). It is HUGE, gets decent gas mileage, and has taken a family of four (along with ALL our gear -full trunk, etc) from Maryland to Georgia and back -- all this at 130k miles on the odometer and running, ahem, well over the posted interstate speed limits.

As far as issues are concerned: (1) an ABS sensor replaced in '03. (2) through a parking lot accident (someone hit me while my car was parked) - my front passenger window doesn't quite roll down with the speed prior to the accident. (3) again, through an accident (someone else was driving my car) the hood was damaged/replaced in '02. (4) had the electric fan replaced in '05. (5) had the rear main seal/ valve cover gaskets/ oil pan gaskets replaced in '06. (6) muffler replaced in '05. Not bad for a 8 year old car!

The only other issues that seem to be ever present is (1) my dashboard lights "flicker" -probably due to a short (doesn't do it all the time, but I do notice it from time to time) and it only lasts for a short 30 seconds to 1 minute. (2) THE BRAKES are a KNOWN issue (they are too small for such a large car- Dodge really should have gone the extra mile and put bigger/better brakes on this vehicle. and (3) just recently (Nov '07) there is some white smoke coming from my tailpipe. Going to have this checked out to make sure it doesn't get too bad (or expen$ive).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2007

28th Nov 2007, 15:56

The flickering that you observe is due to the worn out or dirty dimming pot. Either you replace it, or you can live with it by moving it thoroughly up and down a few times; in my case that worked. Or better yet, change its position regularly.

1999 Dodge Intrepid 1.7L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7L Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carHonda Odyssey

Summary:

Run -- don't walk -- away from this car. Useful only as an extremely large paperweight.

Faults:

Transmission: Went into limp-in mode, had to replace part of transmission.

Oil light flickered. Oil checked and full, two weeks later, bone dry and engine shut down with bearings problem due to oil problem. Had to junk it for $250.

Only got about 6,000 miles out of the car.

General Comments:

I bought it for $1,000 which seemed like a deal for a 8 year old car with <75K on it... but it wasn't worth that. It's a nice-looking, comfortbable piece of junk. If you do your research, you'll see that many of these Intrepids have oil problems that lead to major engine damage. Do NOT buy one! Run -- don't walk -- away!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th November, 2007

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 185 reviews