2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7 from North America
Too new to tell
Wheel bearings and purge valve solenoid.
I bought this car like a week ago. Very inexpensive. I could tell it needed wheel bearings. I could hear them humming, but it’s a cheap fix and fairly easy with the right tools.
It also had a check engine light. The code said it needs a purge valve solenoid and a purge valve canister. The first part is cheap and easy to fix, and the second part is about $100 and fairly easy to fix.
Everything works on the car. The oil looks good and so does the coolant. I hope it’s a decent second car. I don’t have a bunch of money tied up in it, so maybe it will be OK. I figure at 16 years old maybe all the bugs have been worked out. It’s not worth putting major money into it, so here's hoping it lasts for a while.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th August, 2020
7th Aug 2020, 02:06
Oil sludge and other known problems:
7th Aug 2020, 14:57
Oil sludge was a huge problem on these engines. Almost as bad as the same problem that various Toyota engines had.
8th Aug 2020, 12:45
As the writer suggests, those kinks have probably been worked out by 113000 miles. “Everything works”, which would include the engine. Sounds like a real good car for the price.