2000 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 2 of 39

2000 Dodge Intrepid RT 3.5 High Output from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 High Output Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance119000 miles
Previous carDodge Grand Caravan

Summary:

Very sporty for a big car

Faults:

Radiator replaced at about 98,000 miles. Everything else has been pretty much routine.

General Comments:

The 3.5 High output engine has plenty of power. Has a great sound for a six. No not like a V8. I have had great service from this car. It's still a joy to drive!

The suspension is a little stiff, but it is an RT.

I've been really happy with this car (I guess because I don't have the Mitsubishi 2.7 liter engine).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2010

2000 Dodge Intrepid RT 3.4 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.4 Don't Know
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance104000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cheyenne

Summary:

Junk... will eventually leave you stranded

Faults:

The motor went.

The air conditioning quit.

The driver window mechanism quit working, so I could not roll the window up or down.

Paint was chipping.

The trunk quit operating properly.

General Comments:

I at first liked the look of the car, it has the subtle lines of a muscle car.

It handles very nicely.

It just gave no notice that things were as dire as the motor going, until it just overheated while I was out of town. That was a costly tow bill home.

Then there were the constant little things about the car, something was never working quite right.

Then there are the brakes, it seems they need to be changed regularly.

A nice looking car with a comfortable interior, but will eventually leave you on the side of the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th March, 2010

2000 Dodge Intrepid 3.2 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance134000 miles

Faults:

I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid ES, and have had it for 4 years now.

Although I was a first time buyer and paid out the *** for it, it's been dependable enough to rely on it.

Every year I put a large amount of money in it, and have had the same knocking sound every time I go over a bump, dealer after dealer have told me it's a tie-rod.. so of course I replace it.. but the noise continues.. so I go to another mechanic.. and guess what, it's the rack and pinion; came to find out it was only an inner tie rod bushing that had fallen out..

I would definitely buy another Dodge in years to come; I only hope the customer service and honesty can be trusted!!

Really disappointed in all the lies from dealers!! Don't trust em.

General Comments:

It's been a GREAT car, aside from the well known problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2010

11th Jan 2010, 10:59

It's not always "lies" by dealers and service departments. I believe it is most of the time "first guess" diagnostics. But either way it unnecessarily costs the customer money and it damages a shop's reputation.

I suggest you find a reputable independent mechanic and use the dealer only for warranty work.

11th Jan 2010, 19:28

I agree with the previous commentor. Sometimes mechanics will make there best guess on what a problem could be. Usually it's because the owner of the vehicle having the problem wants to be in and out of the service department as quickly as possible. Sometimes letting the dealer work a little longer on something will let them do a better job of finding the actual problem.

2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance183500 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Water pump went out at 125000 miles, so I had the timing chain replaced when they did this.

This has been a good car. Changed the oil every 3000 miles.

Gets good gas mileage; 26-27 in town, 30-32 on the road.

Had to put an air conditioning compressor in at 177000 miles.

General Comments:

Seats are very comfortable.

Great gas mileage.

Great handling car.

They should still make the Intrepid.

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

Review Date: 18th September, 2009

2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7? from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7? Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Very roomy, and good looking car, but a P.O.S!

Faults:

Well, first off we had to replace the cam sensor, and we also have replaced the crank sensor; I have learned that those are quite a problem with the Intrepid.

We also had to replace the window arm, as it did lock up and shatter my window... thanks a lot.

It burns oil and now is starting to try and overheat, and the thermostat housing now needs to be replaced.

General Comments:

I absolutely love the look of this car, and it has to be one of the roomiest sedans I've ever been in. But from what I've learned, and personal experience, this particular year and model Intrepid has a lot of kinks that were never worked out. It's kinda funny when you go to a Dodge dealership to look for replacement parts on a 9 year old car, and the parts we came for, they keep several in stock. Ha.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th August, 2009

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 145 reviews