2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America


Great car


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


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


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

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 from North America


Great engine and chassis, crappy transmission


Transmission had to be rebuilt at 86000.

Transmission cable broke at 147000.

Driver and passenger side power windows broke 138000.

Other than that, just routine maintenance.

General Comments:

My dad owns a Subway franchise, and he bought this car in November 1999 to commute amongst his three stores in Marlow, Anadarko and Lawton. He wanted a big car for the family, that was fuel efficient. He bought the Intrepid cause it fit the criteria, and he loved the way it looked.

We have a big family of five, with my mom being the smallest at 5'8 140, and me the biggest at 6'4 205, and we could all fit in this car in relative comfort on big trips.

The car has excellent handling, especially considering the size (almost as big as a Town Car), and on the back roads to Anadarko it will easily hit long sweeps at 95 mph+.

It is also a great highway cruiser with supportive seating, plenty of head and leg room, and that 3.2 just loafs along. It will run 3000 rpm at 100mph.

I run Royal Purple and added a K&N cold air intake. I see between 19-21mpg in the city, and on the highway between 27-32mpg; depends on the highway. If it's the interstate at 80mph I'll see 27-28, but going to Anadarko at 65, that bad boy will see the lower 30's; not bad for a 17 foot long car.

My only complaint is the transmission; it really needs one more gear, and the tranny just saps too much power, besides being unreliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2009

2000 Dodge Intrepid Base 2.7L from North America


Very reliable, comfortable, good looking car


EGR valve replaced at 200,000 kilometers.

General Comments:

Roomy interior.

Cavernous trunk.

Handles very well.

Lots of people seem to have trouble with the 2.7 engine, but this one has over 290,000 kilometers on it, and it still runs like new. I have used synthetic oil since 85,000 kilometers, and have had no problems. I change the oil every 10,000 to 15,000 km's (sometimes more), and do it myself, so it costs less than $30 with the filter, as I stock up on oil when it's on special.

The car has required very little maintenance, and almost no repairs. It still has all the original suspension components and even the original exhaust system!! It has been used as a daily driver for the past 7 years since I've owned it.

I live in eastern Canada, so the weather and temperature extremes (-30 to +30 C) will put any car to the test, and this one has passed with flying colors. Regular rustproofing treatment has kept the body like new.

I don't know what all those people who are having problems are doing with their cars, but reasonable maintenance and calm driving seems to do the trick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2009

22nd Sep 2009, 16:09

Update: just passed 300,000 kilometers, and still no problems.

25th Nov 2012, 13:59

Update: 400,000 kilometers and I still don't have to add oil between changes (which are around every 15,000 kms). This is an amazing car!!