1999 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 6 of 51

1999 Dodge Intrepid Base 2.7L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance245000 kilometres

Summary:

OK or not?

Faults:

Oil burning since 140 k, one window not working, central lock not working, fixed air conditioning in 2005 (900$).

Changed spark plugs and transmission fluid (150k), one speed sensor (130k), third set of tires, third set of brakes (front), and s second set (rear).

Front suspension has a knock when passing over bumps, etc, don't know what to change, mechanic couldn't find the problem. Will die as is, not worth the money to fix.

I think that if I make 300k with it, it will be spectacular car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th November, 2007

1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 Autostick from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.2 Autostick Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Great, reliable car (as long as you have the 3.2 like me)

Faults:

My brother (previous owner) had to replace tie rod ends.

Replaced speed sensor.

Replaced front struts due to loud knocking on bumps. Dealer insisted it was not safety issue, but it was annoying so I did it anyway ($700).

Rear windows don't work. May just be stuck. Sometimes they work.

Front windows are off track, but they were replaced once after a break-in so I can't blame the car I guess.

Brake light switch (easy fix, $10)

General Comments:

A lot of people say that it's a family car, but I like being able to haul around 4 of my friends comfortably. Girls seem to like it too. I put in a completely aftermarket system because the stock was nearly unbearable.

I have the auto-stick transmission, which is great because my Toyota was a stick and sometimes I just need some extra acceleration when I merge.

The car is huge and very comfortable. It's great for road trips and very reliable overall. It has never broken down on me. In fact, I haven't really done any engine repairs since I got it. Suspension is an issue though, although I replaced the struts at 120,000 miles and struts are only supposed to last 80,000.

I know it may die tomorrow, but I have had a great experience with the Intrepid. Granted, I have the 3.2 which makes a big difference. My dad was a car salesman and wouldn't let me look at any Chryslers with the 2.7L. That's what these websites are for though. NO ONE should be buying used Intrepids with 2.7L engines. After 5-10 years, if people can't research issues before buying, it's their own fault.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2007

31st May 2009, 11:38

THANK YOU! There are so many tools that people can use before car buying, many of which choose not to. That's why I don't feel sympathy for anyone who ends up in these situations. I personally owned an Intrepid (3.2) and it was a fantastic car. The only reason I traded it is because I got a good deal a new Charger. But, I did research before buying. Its the best thing you can do for yourself.

1999 Dodge Intrepid from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60656 miles
Most recent distance60830 miles

Summary:

Great car!

Faults:

The left head light went out at 60,656.

General Comments:

This car is very powerful, step on the gas and you take off.

The interior is very roomy, and also the visibility is great.

Handles like its on rails, I have no fear of turning over the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd June, 2007

1999 Dodge Intrepid none 2.7 liter V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10100 miles
Most recent distance12700 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

CRAP!

Faults:

I have a 99 Dodge Intrepid, and three months after I bought it in 2006 the engine seized up with plenty of oil and plenty of antifreeze. After fixing that problem.

I figured hey I have a new car almost, well after about another 7 months my transmission goes out.

I put a new one in and two weeks later it goes out again!!! Good thing it's under warranty for the new stuff.

General Comments:

This car I would never buy again. Dodge has lost my business forever.

Dodge does make cars that get up when you need to like getting on a freeway, but what's the point when your repairing it every few months with 1,000 bucks.

If there is a class action suit I want in! Email me at mystichd@email.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th April, 2007

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