2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L from North America
A great car, but not one for the careless
Radiator clogged at about 130000 miles.
Water pump failed at about 170000 miles.
Headlight projectors are "fogged over"
The Dodge Intrepid is a really cool car for a full size and delivers years of fun driving and reliability if you take care of it.
The handling is quick and responsive for a car of it's size. It corners well and rides around on a nice semi-stiff suspension system.
The 3.2L engine puts out a fair amount of power and gives the car a lot of pick up and speed. This is however compared to other cars of the class, it's not like a full on sports car, but it is pretty fast.
Reliability is mostly a maintenance issue. If you keep the vehicle well maintained it will last quite a long time. At the time of this review my ES has 175000 miles on it and it still runs almost as well as when we got it. If you buy one expect to spend a little coin on a 90k set of repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2008
17th Jul 2007, 16:17
"the engine ceased up."
- I think that you mean "the engine seized up." The 2.7 does that all the time.