2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5 from North America
3 year life span
At 65000 miles, my drive chain snapped and took my engine along for the ride, smashing pistons and tearing apart my valves. Needless to say, the only hope is a new engine, but I'd rather buy a new car than drop $6000 into that piece of junk.
The seals on the back doors, both sides, came off. The driver's side door stopped opening from the inside. I can only open my door from the outside through the window, which stopped working right before she bit it.
The point is, why have an American car with a Mitsubishi motor, when you can buy a Mitsubishi that was installed by the people who made it.
The next Dodge I'll by is a Viper, and I'll never buy a Viper.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th April, 2004
10th Feb 2005, 16:08
I have had my Intrepid for 3 years now and have had minimal problems so far. Only brakes and the water pump needed to be replaced. Now I have passed the 90,000 mile mark and my check engine light is on, which I see from everyone else is normal around that mileage. I have put approx. 20,000 highway miles on it and it really hasn't been that bad. I may feel differently if I find out that the check engine light is due to the infamous 'sludge'!
7th Mar 2008, 10:23
Once again, this engine is NOT a Mitsubishi engine.
Chrysler has used Mitsubishi engines in the past (the 3.0L V6 commonly found in LeBarons and New Yorkers in the late 1980s and early 1990s), but this 2.7L V6 is an all-Chrysler design.
It was designed by Chrysler on its computer CAD system and is assembled by Chrysler at its US engine plant.
It's quite unfair to blame Mitsubishi for Chrysler's poor engineering and unwillingness to stand behind this terrible engine.
8th Jun 2008, 01:27
I drive a Dodge Intrepid 2.7L. It has been an amazing car. It has 183,000 miles on it and it has been running like a charm. I have driven the heck out of this car and it has only caused me one problem - a sensor in the transmission went out but it was a cheap fix ($400.00) considering that I have had the car for 5 years (I bought it used) and have not had any issues other than that. It has been an amazing car and I am looking into buying another one.