2000 Dodge Intrepid from North America




Cruise control went at 35,000 km.

Automatic door locks had to have the solenoid and latch assembly replaced at 23,000km.

All weather strips fell off and had to be replaced at 23,000 km.

Clunking noise when braking, thought to be just dirty brakes in to garage at 5,900 km.

Clunking sound when brakes applied, numerous times in the shop and they couldn't detect anything. Found to be faulty front axles and both were replaced at 6,000 km.

Also right control arm bushing replaced.

Very poor heat upon purchase, found to be lacking antifreeze??? Had to refill and purge air from the system.

Trunk lock went at 45,000 km.

To this day there is poor heat and the brakes squeal.

Overall poor service and many return trips to get itmes fixed.

No support or understanding from Chrysler when contacted.

General Comments:

Roomy is all I can say good about the car.

When a new car is purchased you don't expect things to continually go wrong.

For such a large amount of money spent on vehicles now days, the return policy is better if you purchase a toaster!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd February, 2004

2000 Dodge Intrepid Base 2.7 from North America


Read all the others then consider THIS!


Well read some of the other reviews for problems mine is about the same other than door locks & windows failing mine still work. I bought mine new & here are a few tips I have for you to think about.

#1- The engines are probably going bad because you have to run the engine at least around 3700RPM or more to get ANY kind of power out of the 2.7L engine so they probably been, or has been before them Hot Rodded all over town. Amazingly the transmissions seem to make it quite aways under this stress.

#2- The hydraulic timing belt tensioner is a problem period. You must change your oil every 3000 Mi. & don't use Fram or Mopar oil filters they're made by the same company & are extremely poor in quality. Dirty oil really speeds up the process of the belt tensioner & engine failures.

#3- My car is garage kept & well maintained & STILL there's problems with body moldings and weather seals in the doors, plus the interior seems to be falling apart, the rattles & squeaks get worse by the mile.

#4- Keep in mind if you by a used vehicle you have NO idea how it was treated before you. OH yea CarFax huh! Only if it was turned into a insurance Co. that is one they work with. (worthless crap)

#5- In my 52 years of life I've found ALL makers of automobiles have a poor value vehicle here & there, but this is my last with Chrysler. It seems everything they make even trucks is just flat out POOR quality.

General Comments:

Looks good, real good, lots of room & very comfortable, my windows & locks still work, trunk is huge, & handles great.

OH however though, the quality of this "THING" is low, real low. Expect plenty of problems that will be more than you can afford. All the maintenance & care in the world can't stop the low productivity cost of this car from screwing you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th January, 2004

5th May 2004, 14:03

I just bought a 2000 Dodge Intrepid SE with 80,000 miles on it and love it. It rides great and I enjoy showing it off to my buddies. After reading a few of the surveys I got kind of nervous about the engine. I do not have the funds to spend on a whole bunch of repairs or on a new car. Is there any way I can keep sludge out of my engine and make this car last as long as my note?

17th Apr 2008, 11:33


We have a 2000 Intrepid and have experinced the electric motors for the windows, and a module for the transmission.But I am using Amsoil 10w-30 synthetic oil and have now 106.000 and no other problems.