2000 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 9 of 39

2000 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

It's a piece of junk

Faults:

Engine went down, timing chain jumped 180 degrees out of time.

General Comments:

We bought this 2000 Chrysler Intrepid in 2001. It seemed to be a very good car. It was fast, drove good, rode good, handled very good.

Until the engine went down in it.

We searched all over the place for a motor, and found one in Texas. A place there sells them, and all types of re-manufactured engines. We spent about $7000.00 on the engine and the labor, plus other new parts to get it back on the road. We are still buying parts to keep it on the road, and only have approx. 2000 miles on the new engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th September, 2006

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance108150 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Best car Dodge ever built

Faults:

AC leaks freon causing a vacuum leak type sound in the dash heater control area.

Door seals are beginning to shrink and separate causing wind noise.

OEM brake rotors are too thin and need replacing after first lining change, NAPA has great replacements in the $30 some dollar range for each.

Headlight have to be polished after 3yrs to keep them clear, polishing compound works great.

General Comments:

Best car I've ever owned mechanically as well as general performance, over 30 miles to the gal using all synthetic lubricants. Very reliable, it still has the original battery after six years. I still get compliments on how smooth it rides and for a 5 passenger car it handles good as well. Can't figure Dodge out in stopping this model, I think it looks better than the charger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2006

2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired250 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Great value - very reliable

Faults:

The car had an early water pump problem (around 60,000 miles).

The weather stripping around the door was not fit properly from the outset, but I never had it repaired. This causes some issues in trying to maintain cabin comfort.

The headlamps fogged inside even they are supposedly sealed. This has degraded the visibility somewhat.

General Comments:

This car is outstanding for its price range (purchased new for around $19,000).

I have put over 185,000 miles on it with no major repairs. During that time I have monitored gas mileage and it has remained at or near 29 MPG (highway) for the life of the vehicle.

I started using a bit of oil at around 120,000, but nothing serious.

The interior has held up well, but was never very glamorous to begin with.

The power is substandard, but it cruises well at higher speeds.

If you are seeking a good value and you are the type of person who thinks of a car as an appliance, not an investment or status symbol, then this vehicle fits the bill very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2006

2000 Dodge Intrepid Base 2.7L . V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.7L . V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

I'd buy another one if they still made it

Faults:

Timing chain and guides were replaced before I bought the car. Service manager said the engine should last another 100,000 miles.

Problem with broken bracket on driver's side front window. Repaired by dealer for less than $80.

Left bank catalytic converter is burned out along with the oxygen sensors adjacent to it. I have chosen not to replace because of the cost and the car runs fine as is. Fuel mileage is 1-2 mpg less at times.

General Comments:

This car replaced our '95 Intrepid that was in an accident with a deer and was totaled. It has been a very reliable daily driver and we have had none of the infamous transmission or air conditioning problems often associated with this brand. It rides comfortably and everything works, except as noted above.

It gets regular maintenance, which has helped to preserve its dependability.

It has a comfortable ride, and is fairly economical to operate, for a large car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2006

2nd Jan 2011, 19:31

Do you still have the vehicle? Does it still run well?

2000 Dodge Intrepid LX from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Excellent value

Faults:

The cigarette lighter does not work now.

General Comments:

This car still gets 30mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in town. My daughter is in college and doesn't maintain it as it should be--the oil changes are about every 5-7000 miles and we have done maintenance on it every summer, but that is all. This has been a wonderful vehicle for us.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2006

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