2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7 DOHC from North America
It is a piece of junk
The right rear door lock makes a weird noise, and will not unlock after it has been locked.
My engine blew at 79, 000 miles. I had to replace it for close to $6000.
When I first bought this car in late July of 2004, I had no idea that the 2.7 liter engine has a bad reputation.
One afternoon in October of 2004, the car started to make a weird and loud tapping noise from the engine I checked the oil, but it was full. I went out the very next morning to see if it still made the noise. It sure did, and even louder than the day before. I decided to go ahead and change the oil myself (even thou I still had 1,500 miles left to go). I noticed that the oil was very dark and even had a milky look to it, which is a good indication that something is wrong with the engine. I did an engine flush, but that seemed to do no good. Later that week I was going down the road when all of a sudden, the oil light started to flash off and on very rapidly. The engine failed. I managed to restart it and get it home without any problems, but right when I got home it stalled again and could not get it restarted. I had it towed to the dealership. They said just about the same thing to me as they said to all the people who have had this problem, the engine had a lot of oil sludge in it, and that the previous owners did not take care of it. But even worse, the oil pump was malfunctioning, the oil filter was clogged (just changed it), and the rod bearings and pistons broke. The price to fix the car was more than what it is worth. I had the engine replaced by another automotive shop using a re-manufactured engine.
Dodge needs to take responsibility for this, and admit to what they have done.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st March, 2005