2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 Liter 24 Valve V6 from North America

Summary:

It is a very nice car

Faults:

Drivers side door handle broke.

The transmission occasionally slips.

The button to open the trunk quit working.

General Comments:

This is a very nice car. It is very roomy and comfortable. It is dependable and something that is enjoyable to ride in.

It has very good acceleration and the autostick feature helps while on hills or passing.

If you would buy an Intrepid, buy one with an engine other that the 2.7 Liter. Mine has a 3.2 Liter and that is why I bought it.

It has a very good sound system for one that is from the manufacturer.

The trunk is also very large which is convenient for transporting things.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2005

21st Jun 2005, 22:23

Your car was Most recently at 78,000. You Should think about getting rid of it soon. It won't matter how well kept you keep it, it'll still die within 5,000.

2000 Dodge Intrepid from North America

Summary:

This car is the biggest piece of trash on 4 wheels

Faults:

At 78000 miles the speedometer sensor went. This prevented the transmission from shifting out of 1st or 2nd gear.

At 85000 miles the AC went. It would have been at least $1200 to fix. It was the condenser and some other part that is important in the functionality of the AC.

General Comments:

I should have listened to the many people that told me that the Intrepid is garbage.

I bought it because the used ones are incredibly cheap. Now I know why. In the end I paid for it though. The dealer sold me an extended warranty and a year later the warranty company when bankrupt ($1400). Then I got soaked when I traded it in on our 2003 Honda Accord (great car). The dealer gave me $2500 for it and I still owed $4500 on the loan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7 from North America

Summary:

Run as far as you can from Dodge

Faults:

Blown motor

General Comments:

Junk, Just out of the extended warranty. What a deal for Dodge. Just keep building em. Sooner or later everyone will have owned a Dodge product, then what. Time to shut the doors.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th March, 2005

2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America

Summary:

One of the nicest cars I've ever owned

Faults:

Had to replace two door latches, drivers door and left rear passenger door. They both would make a loud "buzzing" noise when locking, and at times I was unable to open the door either with the key or key-less entry remote.

Check engine light came on, found right bank O2 sensor went bad. The new O2 sensor went bad two hours after it had been replaced, but the sensors had a warranty so the second one involved no added expense.

Slow coolant leak, had to replace the upper housing on the engine.

General Comments:

So far, other than the above mentioned problems, this has been a great car. The ride is exceptional, gas mileage with the 2.7 is good, 29 Highway, 22 City. Plenty of power, the quad headlights are the best, should be standard on every car made today.

After reading the other problems associated with the 2.7 motor, I questioned the service manager at my dealership, regarding the sludge build-up and engines gone bad. He told me if you service the car regularly, according to the schedule, you'll have no problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2005

30th Jun 2005, 14:56

I have a 2000 with the 2.7 as well and I am the second owner. There are minor cosmetic flaws, but otherwise a great car. Power, handling, gas mileage is decent. 300 miles per tank. Dark Charcoal paint is oxidizing fast on flat spots.

Last year I had to replace the Crank Case and Cam Shaft sensor, (approx. 50k miles). I noticed sludge build up, but it never affected performance, cooling, etc. I also noticed at each oil change that the buildup would be either more than last change or less. Weird. Was told by the dealer/mechanics that the 2.7 and 4.7 in the Dakota are prone to sludge build-up.

Hit 60k miles and noticed an slight engine knock. Now at 68k, I have to get a new motor!!! Was told by my mechanic and a few others that the 2.7 is infamous for throwing rods! Never told this before... too bad it's an expensive learning experience. I have owned several other cars and trucks from Ford Chevy and Dodge and they have been hit's and misses. I would buy another Intrepid in the future, just not one with the 2.7!!

18th Sep 2005, 11:02

I am the second owner of my 2000 model. Previous owner religiously maintained oil changes and such due to this car being a company vehicle with a 2 year lease. Car was purchased at 75k miles. Within two weeks doors locks began buzzing loudly and driver's rear door will not open with key pad. We replaced a sensor last year and now we will be hawling the car back down to the Dodge house for yet another check up. (probably sensor AGAIN) *sigh*