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)
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.
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.