2001 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 8 of 15

2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

The best product Chrysler ever built!

Faults:

Right front wheel bearing wore out at 48,000 miles.

General Comments:

Excellent mountain road handling.

But has a comfortable ride at the same time.

The engine's performance belies its small displacement: are you sure it's only 2.7 liters?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th March, 2006

2001 Dodge Intrepid from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carchevrolet caprice

Summary:

Cheaper to buy a house then to fix this car

Faults:

It has a blown head gasket. The cost to fix the car cost the same as nice used car. It has two timing chains and 4 cams. This means the cost is two times more to fix then other cars in its class.

General Comments:

This car is an excellent car to spend all your money to fix.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th February, 2006

7th Mar 2006, 20:45

2001 Dodge Intrepid nightmare on pocket.2.7 v6 engine $7800 to fix. I never want to see this car. Bought the car used still owe $4800.

8th Mar 2006, 15:48

I don't know how much weight to give the March 7th comment. Anybody who spent $7,800 fixing a 5-year-old car that they still owe $4,800 on isn't really a beacon of good judgement and straight thinking. Who knows how bad they: 1) trashed this thing and 2) got totally screwed over by some mechanic who recognized they had no idea what they were doing.

2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.2 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

Darn right I'd buy another one

Faults:

Control for power outside mirrors replaced under warranty.

Exhaust resonator replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

Very good seats; ride is stable and comfortable. I can ride all day in this car without developing a backache.

The interior room is outstanding, especially the rear seat legroom. The trunk is huge, and when the back seats are folded, it is expanded even further.

Overall handling is excellent, much better than the first generation (I also have a '96 with almost 200,000 miles). The car corners and drives like a much smaller one.

Dependability has been excellent to this point. Only the two warranty items I listed have needed repair in the 30,000 miles I have owned the car.

The 3.2 is the tightest motor I've ever owned, using less than a quart of oil between 6-7,000 mile changes (Amsoil synthetic).

Fuel mileage is good at 24 around town (lots of freeway) and 30 on the highway.

Power is very good; not in the class of a Maxima, but plenty of scoot.

I think this is one of the best styled cars on the road, and it will look good many years down the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2006

2001 Dodge Intrepid ES from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

I love this car for the space and it is a comfortable ride

Faults:

The only major problem with this car is the front rotors.

General Comments:

I have bad credit, I really liked this car, and I got a good deal for the money.

I don't really like the gas mileage in the city, but it was great on the highway.

I have three small daughters, my wife and I loved how they sat comfortably in the back seat.

I couldn't believe the trunk space. I had a 2DR Volkswagen Golf with no space for kids or bags.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2005

2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

A pretty decent car, if you get a good one

Faults:

After reading the other comments and talking with my peers who had this car (Fleet vehicle), I consider my self lucky, because I escaped relatively unscathed. Paint was cheap and scratched real easy. I did have the back door locks stop working, the crankshaft sensor went, and I had an intermittent problem with the HVAC, it would not work, then I'd turn a corner or hit the brakes and it would work again. Dealer tried 2 times and couldn't diagnose. Go Figure!

General Comments:

The car was always good to me. I did regular service and it held up pretty well. The paint was crappy and scratched very easy, but the interior and exterior in general held up well. It did have adequate power and since it didn't have traction control, it would peel out a little and if you time it correctly, wou can chirp second. Pretty cool for a fleet car. My new car is a Magnum with the same motor, and it is tough to get anything out of those tires, even from a stop in the rain (with TSC disabled of course). I know the quality history of this model is spotty, and my previous '93 was a junker, but this car did me right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th October, 2005

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 54 reviews