2002 Dodge Intrepid Reviews - Page 11 of 12

2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 8 cylinders from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 8 cylinders Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance23895 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

An Great Buy

Faults:

There have been three things that have gone wrong, but both were done under warranty.

The front brake rotors got warped causing the steering wheel to shake when you stop.

The brake light on the left side went out.

The one coolant hose developed a small leak, but was replaced same day free of charge.

General Comments:

This is a very nice car, the seats are nice and that A/C is very cold, and heat is very hot.

Also it has lots of neat features like you can program the buttons on top to open your garage door and do other things, I did that.

The computer tells you the direction your going, how many miles you can go before you run out of gas (at current speed), and how many miles you have gone since you started the car, and how many miles to a gallon your getting.

The kids realy like the vents being in the back of the car, it gets colder or hotter back there faster.

I love the fold down rear seats for carrying large items.

The Traction control works nice in these Michigan winters.

The car is very big inside also.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2003

18th Jun 2006, 20:46

Hey I am also a 2002 dodge intrepid SE owner and I have found nothing, but joy in owning the car since I bought it. the only problems I had were the front rotors becoming warped causing the vehicle to shake when I stop. I have had this problem corrected and drive the car everyday. so if you love your intrepid like I do, more power to you and anyone who isn't an intrepid owner should be.

2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 6 cylinder, 2.7L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder, 2.7L Automatic
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

This is a good average car.

Faults:

There is a small water leak under the driver's seat at the location of the rug fastener. The windshield wiper blade is difficult to purchase as it is twenty-four inches long. I needed to buy the entire blade from the dealer.

General Comments:

The car is very reliable, roomy, comfortable, and handles well. The engine could have more power for a large sedan. It's a shame at this day and age, American dealerships in general cannot correct minor problems. I cannot rely on having any major problem corrected.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th October, 2003

11th Feb 2004, 21:19

I purchased a 2002 Dodge Intrepid SE in March 2003. Having been a rental, it had less than 17,000 miles on it and was in great shape. The exterior and interior were perfect. It handled wonderfully. At just over 36,000 miles (warranty), problems began. It was sticking at take off and would go dead sometimes. I immediately checked the transmission fluid and it was at the acceptable level. Later it continued to increase in sticking and stalling. I took it to have it put on the computer to find out what the problem was and that came back as a faulty transmission. I proceeded to a local dealership to inquire of a recall on this trouble. The dealership had no word of a recall and proceeded to put the intrepid on their own computer to locate the problem. They came back with dirty transmission fluid lead to a clogged screen and several sensors going out. Repairs would cost $1,100. What I fail to understand is why even a former rental car with under 17,000 miles on it would make the transmission fluid so dirty that it would cause this much damage. Since buying the car, I have had every scheduled oil change and tune-up and would not think that a problem like this would spring up right after the manufactures warranty goes out. There has to be a recall on this problem.

20th Feb 2004, 15:43

You can check on recalls and service bulletins at a web site called www.alldata.com. You can't read the specifics without paying some money, but you can get the tech service bulletin numbers, and ask for the dealer for a copy of them.

22nd Dec 2005, 17:12

Sorry, but you don't need to order the wiper blade from the dealer. If you can't find 24" refills, you can get the entire assembly for $9 from Target -- Michelin brand. You can easily find cheaper 24" assemblies at auto parts stores.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 46 reviews