2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T 3.5L from North America
Not Perfect, but a Steal at the Price
New transmission at 2,400 miles.
New drive belt tensioner due to cold start groan.
New front door seals at 34,000 miles, though it was the rear ones that needed replaced. I fixed the rear ones myself due to the dealership being rather useless.
Transmission shipped from factory with a cracked case casting that failed soon after new. Chrysler installed a new factory transmission since the car was new. Since then, no problems.
I've had a few intermittent minor problems. The key-less entry and power door lock quit working for about 2 weeks about 6 months ago, but it "healed" itself.
I get a squealing sound when I first turn on the a/c for a few seconds, but when I took it to my mechanic, it wouldn't do it for him.
The car is seriously roomy, handles well, is fast, and gets decent fuel economy.
I also fixed the door seals myself, as the dealer was too indifferent to the issue. It took all of 30 seconds to fix.
In summary, no major problems, a few minors ones, but it has been generally trouble-free, fun to drive, and cheap to keep.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th September, 2003
17th Jan 2004, 01:36
How can you give a (rather useless dealer) a 5/10. And a car that has had 2 bad transmissions a7/10 on reliability!
11th Feb 2004, 19:10
I sure would like to know how you fixed the door seals in 30 seconds. Mine are shrunk, and the only way to fix them would be if could magically make them longer again.