Change your oil every two weeks... stay on the safe side
I just got a 2000 Dodge Intrepid two weeks ago as a gift from a member of my church. Turns out the engine was seized. I labored on it, took the heads off and got down to the pistons. I soaked the pistons in 'Motor Flush' and sprayed it with PB Blaster for about four days. Got a breaker bar and tugged on the bolt that holds the Harmonic balance in place, and nothing. Eventually, after breaking two 3/16 sockets and one 21mm socket, we got a 3/16 impact socket, bought some diesel and soaked the car pistons for about two minuted, and then walla... it broke loose. We are now in the process of putting it back together... Altogether it cost about $50 bucks. Not bad, when the mechanic said it would cost $6,600 to fix it. Just a tip for the frustrated. Your car can be fixed, just find someone who is up to it. I'm just an ordinary student trying to take advantage of a "gift."
Seems like those 2000 Intrepids have a problem. For the frustrated, I might be able to help a few people out. hehe...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th May, 2006