2004 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 L from North America




Tie rod ends needed replacement (82,000).

Needed new calipers at 85,000.

Needed new master cylinder at 85,000.

Starter went out at 90,000.

Sides started rusting in 2010.

Driver's window went off track in 2010.

Climate control recently became sluggish (within the last year).

General Comments:

This car has been nothing but problems and a money sink.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd June, 2013

21st Jun 2013, 16:57

So you owned it for 4 years, and these were the only issues? That's pretty much wear and tear stuff. I'd say it's actually been a great car.

2004 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America


Let's see. I have an 04 Intrepid, biggest mistake of my life. Spend more time fixing than driving it.

Broken down again as of now. Has only 90,000 on it. Bought it a couple of months ago, never in my life have I owned a lemon like this.

After reading the problems everyone else has had, now I know Dodge is a lemon, and no way in hell would I ever buy another car from those idiots again!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2009

4th Oct 2009, 17:18

If you had checked the reviews before you purchased this car, you would have seen the 2.7l engine is defective. If you had purchased this vehicle with the 3.5l, it would have been an awesome car - one of the best large cars available.

5th Oct 2009, 04:52

A year back I considered buying one, I still am, but all this talking of problems has temporarily put me off.

Currently I'm considering a really low mileage (18 K miles!!) example, but this is probably too pricey. Was offered one for $800, having a reasonable 110 K miles on the clock, but it had a shot transmission and a ton of other problems. Seller just wanted the car off his front yard.

One of the sharpest looking cars around, and drives really well too, but the quality is just a complete joke. Problem is that the quality problems do not seem to be narrowed down to a specific year or engine type. They all seem bad, with the 2.7 L as the scary option. Revvy and good on fuel when they run, but this engine really has it's fair share of problems: Valve chain tension problems, oil blockages since the whole oil feeding system is very weak, sludging on some engines, a lot of head/valve problems, head gaskets, overheating problems, premature wear on the crank shaft, intake problems (weak sealing). I've studied the matter well and every person in the trade I've talked with say the 2.7 is a problem. Don't get surprised if the engine starts to act up at below 100 K, and be lucky if it lasts 150 K. This engine seldom sees 200 K. I talked with a Chrysler/Dodge mechanic and he said he had never seen a 2.7 go past 200 K without any problems.

24th May 2016, 20:41

My first (2004) 2.7L made it to 295000 Km and was still running like a freight train, when it was rear-ended at a red light by a woman who was speeding and texting. The car was a write-off, but the Intrepid's massive structural strength saved me from serious injury.

My second (2004) 2.7L made it to 285000Km when a brake-pipe burst. It was going to cost $1500 to replace the brake-pipe on a car that was worth $1500, so I sold it to a salvage yard. Would I buy another one? Yes! But change the oil at 5000Km intervals, and use synthetic oil.

2004 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5 from North America


I love this car


Check engine light came on at 50,000 miles and is still problematic. Replaced a couple of sensors and the problem is still there. When I tok delivery of the car the wind shield wiper pump was not checked and was failed. Otherwise the car has been very good to me.

General Comments:

Car is comfortable, good looking, and practical. Interior controls and features are reliable and appropriately placed.

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

Review Date: 24th October, 2008