1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 6 cylinder from North America
A very poor choice
Paint started peeling inside the trunk at 3500km.
The Signals/Hazards shorted consistently starting at 3800km. This problem took a dealership nine weeks to resolve.
The audio system had 'chirping', 'popping', and distortions coming from the driver door speakers, starting at 6000km. This problem has not been resolved to this day even though the car has been to five different "five-star" dealerships through New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta in Canada.
The windshield washer pump fell off car at 6100km while driving down the highway.
The driver door power window motor failed at 8300km. After this was "repaired", both the driver and the front passenger power windows came off their 'tracks'. Physical assistance was required in order to raise the windows to the closed position. This problem, although taken in several times to get repaired, remained a problem until fixed in Ontario at 10900km.
The climate control thermostat stopped working and was replaced at 10900km.
A water leak through the front passenger door started at approximately 54000km, but due to the dealerships inability to reproduce the problem (in spite of water marks on the door), the didn't replace the seals until 60300km.
This has been a very comfortable vehicle to ride in, and its design allows for a lot of flexibility due to its large interior size.
This would be a nice car to own and drive if it were not such a hassle to repair.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th August, 2002