1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America
Decent Budget family sedan if maintained
Transmission speed sensor, Cam sensor, Heater Fan resistor, Oil pan gasket, Water outlet.
I had a long adjustment period going from a Town Car to the Intrepid. The car is cheaper to drive and has almost as much room. The car is slightly underpowered with the 2.7L engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th April, 2007
9th Mar 2007, 10:00
Hate to say this about an Intrepid, I love my 93 E/S with a 3.5 engine, but! Check out some of the Intrepid web sites, the 2.7 engine is the last engine you want in your car.
At 90,000 miles it's time to decide if you want to keep this car, or get one like it with a different motor.
I you're a good hobby mechanic you can swap a 3.3 or 3.5 engine in. Get a good one from a wrecking yard and you're looking at around $700 for the engine and a hundred or so for supplies.
If you decide to hang in there with the 2.7 get the best oil you can, and don't put off the oil changes. The big problem with the 2.7 is heat, and the oil gets cooked and forms sludge that reduces oil flow, and will take out your timing chain. Finally, at this mileage, if the timing chain hasn't been replaced, have it done, save yourself the possible bent valves when it does go out.