2003 Dodge Intrepid SXT 3.0 HO from North America
I am getting good performance for my money
There is a small water leak under the driver's seat at the location of the rug fastener. It appeared at 50000kms and so far I am unable to locate the source. Dealership unclogged the A/C drain hose, but that did not stop the leak. I am still at a loss of where it is coming from.
Around 45000km the bearings on one of the engine pulleys needed to be replaced.
The mirror adjustment switch for adjusting the drivers mirror is spring loaded, and popped out and needed replacing at 40000km.
The console vinyl cover started cracking at both sides of the shifter stick. I pulled it out and fixed it myself since the dealership did not want to replace a $300cdn part.
Wipers are difficult to replace since it is all one long unit. But I was able to find ones that slid into the wiper track - even though it was very difficult to do.
Overall I am still happy with the handling of the car.
I find the interior to be comfortable and quiet during long highway trips.
I find the car has pick-up when I need to get out and pass a vehicle or truck.
It pulls my utility trailer and 15ft fiberglass without much effort. I can easily haul the boat out of the water up the boat launch in low gear without spinning the front wheels.
The handling of the car is nice and stable around corners and driving at highway speeds.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th June, 2004
9th Sep 2004, 16:27
I am happy that you are not experiencing the problems a lot of us are having with with our Intrepid. Ours is a 2001 and is just not a good car. The engine has been our worst nightmare. We will never buy another Chrysler product ever again. The life of a car is supposed to last approximately 10 years; however ours did not last 2 years. What is wrong with this picture?
25th Nov 2005, 23:17
I'm pretty sure you (the commenter above) bought one with the 2.7 L sludge-o-matic. Stay away from LH-cars equipped with the 2.7 L engine!
9th Aug 2006, 19:37
I have a 2003 SE and also had the water leak that I "thought" was coming from the rug hook. After pulling the interior and hosing the bottom of the car, it turned out to be a seam that was not completely sealed. It was on the edge of the floor, between the doors, on the driver side of the car. A little automotive seam sealer on top, a little undercoating on the bottom and no leak since then!