2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America


Do not buy it!!!


I have a BIG problems with my engine- exactly the same ones that all the other people have who owns 2000 intrepid. Timing chain needs to be changed and I have oil leaks. and engine has bad sound if rpm goes over 2200 rpm.

General Comments:

This car is really comfortable and nice looking and it has enough power for 2.7 engine, but engine is not reliable and after 80 000 this car needs to get timing chain changed and a lots of other parts.

I think that Dodge should fix all these problems (for free of charge/ or give a discount on certain parts) that majority of people have with this car, because as we can see everybody have exactly same problems with this car after 70000/80000 miles and that shows us that it's not our fault, but somebody's else and why we have to pay for it???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th January, 2006

20th Nov 2006, 16:50

Cars are not built to last forever - its called fair wear and tear... stuff breaks...a NEW car can breakdown just after you drive it off the lot...

80,000 is a long time to run an engine, serpentine belts will need changing after 80,000; so too timing belts and chains..

What is it with people complaining about a car that has significant mileage on the clock...

IT'S NOT BRAND NEW; expect stuff to need fixing..

18th Aug 2008, 14:27

You are wrong - when so many people have the VERY SAME PROBLEM with the same vehicle...it's a problem with the vehicle not the people... the engine should last for more than 70,000 miles. Cars do not run forever - and normal wear and tear is not a blown up engine after about 70,000 miles. They know it's a problem with the engine, mechanics know it's a problem with the engine, after doing some research you should too.

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 from North America


Don't buy one of these lemons


Power window failures, complete failure of driver's window.

Replaced entire wire bundle to rear of car - wires were cut open.

Power door locks failing, and make screeching sound.

Many lights failed - dashboard, glove comp, trunk.

Weather seals on all doors have shrunk, no longer fit.

Cig Lighter power outlet failure - dead.

Transmission Failure - complete, car is unusable.

There were many other minor problems we can't remember due to high number.

General Comments:

The Intrepid lured us in with cool styling, many features, luxury, power, comfort. It then began to have problem after problem after problem. Once the warranty expired, failures increased. Now the automatic transmission just completely failed. The car is 5 years old, and is SHOT. Worthless. A HUGE disappointment and waste of money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th January, 2006

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 325 from North America




I replaced the starter, and the windshield wipers, and the front tires which is general maintenance. I get the oil changed every 3000 miles, and I love the car, it has great power, and is very nice inside and out and handles very well in all weather conditions.

General Comments:

This is an awesome automobile. I will never sell it, as the Intrepid has been very good to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2005

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L from North America


A sexy and sporty car that has fatal design flaws


Rubber door seals shrunk allowing wind noise into car. Dealer "repaired" under warranty by cuting and stretching seals.

60,000 complete rack and pinion sterring failure. Dealer/Dodge refused to pay for any. They even charged me for a front end alignment! $960.00. total bill.

Driver side window falls off track at 61,000 miles and won't go up straight.

Interior dash lights flicker bright/dim while driving on occasion.

Keyless entry horn signal mysteriously stopped beeping when door locks.

Lower tie rod assy replaced at 61,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car looks great. It handles like a sports car and has a ton of room, especially in the trunk. The 3.2 L engine is smooth and reliable.

After all that is said, the car has started to fall apart after 60,000 miles. There are over 650 complaints for the 2000 model alone on a famous auto complaint site.

When Chrysler was informed of the excessive number of total steering failures for this car (and it's sisters Concord and 300M), it refused to admit any design problems even though there are. From this one safety flaw alone, I wouldn't buy a car like this again. The steering went out with hardly any warning and could have killed someone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th December, 2005