2000 Dodge Intrepid LS 2.7L V6 from North America


Dodge Intrepid is "The Money Pit"


Air conditioning compressor - 25k miles.

Brakes - 30k miles.

Tierods - 40k miles.

New Engine - 55k miles.

Weather stripping - Once a year, have replaced nearly all of them.

Ignition Cylinder - 66k miles.

Power Door Locks - 66k miles.

Timing Belt - 66k miles.

So many other failures on this car I'd have to pull the paperwork out. This is about half in the 3 years I've owned it.

General Comments:

The Dodge Intrepid is long on looks and short on quality.

Dodge went to make a fine looking vehicle and used the absolute cheapest components they could find.

Nearly as much money has been spent on fixing the mechanical problems of this vehicle than the original purchase price.

I'm milking this thing along for another year to replace it with a Ford vehicle I plan to buy from my company. If you want to know what this car is like, watch the movie "The Money Pit" with Tom Hanks. Whatever can go wrong with this junk car will go wrong with this junk car. I rue the day it ever pulled into my garage and began stealing money from me.

The Dodge Intrepid is a black rat hole that you will constantly pour your money into. Make sure to save ALL your receipts, you're going to need them I guarantee.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st August, 2005

6th Oct 2005, 08:42

T-h-e-y a-r-e b-o-t-h v-e-r-y c-o-s-t-l-y p-i-e-c-e-s o-f j-u-n-k. There, hopefully spelling it out causes a synapse to fire upstairs.

2000 Dodge Intrepid sedan 2.7L engine from North America


So terrible nothing is good about the car


Sludge build up too much in the engine...

General Comments:

It is a terrible car. i would never buy a car like this again.

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

Review Date: 4th August, 2005

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L from North America


Beautiful, great riding and handling, but has a fatal defect


Wind noise because of door seals that shrunk at 35,000 Miles. Dealer repaired under warranty.

Complete rack and pinion steering assembly failure at 59,900. Dodge offered NO assistance. estimate 1000 to repair.

General Comments:

This car looks great and handled great for about 50,000 miles. The engine and transmission have been trouble-free and smooth. The fit and finish of this car was fair when purchased. Great trunk space and comfort. At 50,000 miles, there was a noise (bottoming sound) coming from the firewall when going over small bumps. The steering wheel developed about 3-4 inches of play and the wheel had to be continuously centered. New tires and alignment did not correct problem. After a few more weeks, the steering began to bind up in turns. There was a louder noise and the wheel had to be fought to get centered. I called Dodge and wrote 3 emails and they refused to even consider repairing this obvious defect under courtesy. As I researched this issue, I discovered that there are hundreds of complaints of premature steering failure in LH models. Dodge hotline acted as if they never heard of these problems from anyone, but there is a class action suit going forward. I have been quoted 800-1000 for replacement of this obvious defect. Dodge (now German owned) will lose my business.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th July, 2005

1st Aug 2005, 10:24

If your steering goes out at say 70 mph, it could be fatal or "deadly" as you so sarcastically referred to it. Also fatal could refer to the car. My car had a fatal engine failure at 57,561 miles. Fatal as in it was dead.

2nd Aug 2005, 12:08

I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid and had to replace the engine at approximately 35,000 miles. Luckily my extended warranty paid for it the first time. I was told by the mechanic that there was a "write up" about the engine's having a lot of sludge build up. There was no warning at all, it just started making a knocking noise right before the engine failed. Well, they put a used engine in the car with approximately 5000 miles on it and it just happened again about 60,000 miles later. I have been getting regular oil changes and without a warning it started "knocking" again. So now I am stuck without a car and still owe $7000 to the finance company.