2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L from North America
The car needed a new wheel bearing at 55k miles. The rear door lock makes an extremely annoying squeaking noise when you lock/unlock the doors. The material on the steering wheel is currently rubbing off. The car was idling very poorly at first when it was started. The dealer says it needs new spark plugs. The dealer also informed us at this time that the gas line is "all gunked up". They gave us a quote for $292 to fix it.
This is my second intrepid and I won't own any more of them. As soon as I find a suitable replacement it's gone. Everything about this car is cheap. Take for example the most recent recall. The reclining bolts on the seats were faulty. They can't even make quality bolts! After owning two intrepids I'm convinced Chrysler builds the least reliable cars on the road. The people at the dealer told us that we should not buy any more Chrysler's with the 2.7L engine. Apparently they build up sludge and blow up. You know there's a problem when the dealer tells you not to buy a particular car. Also, the dealer informed us that they see a lot of transmission failures with intrepids. I will never own another Chrysler and I regret buying this one. Right now we own more on the car than it is worth. These cars do not hold their value. Just look through the classifieds, there are all kinds of one year old intrepids listed for half of their new value. I've owned two intrepids and my advice is to never ever buy a Chrysler unless it is made totally from Mercedes or Mitsubishi components. Just browse through the other reviews on this site there are quite a few complaints about the 2.7L engines. Now browse through Toyota, Honda, and Subaru reviews. Then you will know what to buy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th July, 2003