22nd Jan 2002, 08:33
Got mine used at 90,000 miles. Had work on the transmission lines done because it was on the lot for awhile. Just had the rear lateral bars (suspension I believe) replaced because one snapped. And yeah the A/C needs some work. It now has almost 120,000 miles after 1 year, and as for a beater I purchased for a couple grand, I truly cannot complain.
23rd Jan 2002, 15:19
I purchased my Intrepid ES new in 1995 and it now has 99,000 miles. Can't complain. The only thing I've ever done is changed oil every 2500 miles and regular maintenance. No rattles, engine sounds great and still drives like a dream. Sorry guys, but I'm in love with this car!!!
6th Jun 2002, 20:47
I have owned my 95 V6 3.5 liter Dodge Intrepid for only 9 months... worst investment I have ever made. As I type now, it sits in the Dodge shop, having the whole transmission rebuilt. A month after I bought the car, an electrical sensor went out, causing me to lose my power steering, ABS brakes, heater, air conditioner, windows were stuck at halfway down (middle of winter, 30 degrees outside). Have also had a new rotor installed in the driver front wheel. Have had the intake manifold gaskets replaced, they caused a nasty vacuum leak causing the engine to jump when coming to a stop, also causing a replacement of motor mounts.
I will never again in my lifetime buy a Chrysler/Dodge vehicle, 90% of them are not worth the money paid for them. I have paid just about the same amount in repairs as I have paid for the vehicle itself.
I am happy for all of you who have had luck with your Intrepids... maybe there were 10% of them good, 90% of them lemons.
6th Jul 2002, 07:53
95 Intrepid? Man, did I get took. I paid five grand for it used a year ago. I thought I was getting the nicest, newest car I have ever owned. Once again I have been fooled by something that was pretty, but not too good. The wipers quit working properly within a month of the purchase and the washers quit working all together. The A/C vents spout some kind of white fog, at least they do when the A/C works, sometimes it does not push cold air at all. When the blower is engaged there is an annoying rattle from somewhere behind the dash. I had to replace the transmission while 500 miles from home. This was interesting because it has a 36 month 36,000 mile parts and labor warranty that was honored neither by a transmission shop (which mis-diagnosed the problem anyhow) or the Dodge dealer (which also mis-diagnosed the problem), in fact the Dodge dealer installed a second new transmission which exhibited the same problem and tried to tell the manufacturer of the unit that their replacement was bad too. It turned out to be a loose plug on the firewall... a thousand dollar loose plug...KA-CHING!!! Now the Dodge dealer wants me to pay almost $300.00 to replace the multifunction switch. I took the old one off in about 15 minutes and figure the new installation at about the same. I will NOT be dealing with a Dodge/Chrysler product again nor with their dealers, thank you very much.
13th Dec 2002, 23:02
I bought my 95 Intrepid in 98. So far I did 75,000 miles bringing it to 125,000. The front struts are shot, the wiper motor just went, I feel the Transmission going and the windows get stuck. But its been a reliable car. The wiper thing bothers me since the inspection is due this month, and now I need to go spend $100 (incl labor) to put this in.
I also did hit a deer doing 75 head on. The good news again was the poor deer was scooped up and over, so thank goodness for the low front end. All in all, I like it, but I won't get another. Roger T - New York.
2nd Feb 2003, 01:13
William from Central California.
I bought my '95 Dodge Intrepid used a week ago with 102,000 miles on it for $1,326. I thought I was getting a steal since the guy I bought it from sold a really nice car to my sister for a really low price. Well, I was wrong. Fortunately I only have a one-year paying contract, then I'm trading it in for something else from him.
So far, I've had to replace some bushings that go to the steering bars that turn the wheels. I will be replacing the Idle Control Sensor 'cause my car idles at 1,500 RPM when not in gear and 1,000 RPM when in gear. Between 30 and 40mph gently accelerating there is an odd shaking of the front end that could possibly be improper wheel balancing, but don't think so. Only shakes at this speed in overdrive. The A/C doesn't work so good, but it does work. The still nice silver paint is peeling on the top and on the passenger side. Fortunately nothing is power inside accept the mirrors which work fine. The transmission seems to be in good condition still, though it is a little sluggish when going into overdrive, unless it is slipping, not too sure. I just hope & pray that it'll last just one year 'till I can trade it in.
Overall it is a very nice car. I love it, but won't be buying another one. I should have stuck with my '92 Toyota Tercel, but got tired of squeezing in and out of it.
I guess Dodge isn't in to making quality vehicles, just nice looking junk.
2nd May 2003, 20:11
I bought the 1995 Dodge Intrepid in 1997. I have had nothing but problems with this car. I bought it at 41,000 miles and when it finally died it had 156,000 miles on it. It was still under the 30 day warranty when the air conditioner unit went. Thank God it was under warranty.
Since then I have had two transmissions, windshield wipe motor, 4 tie rod repairs, bushings and bearings, two sets of stabilizers, water pump, timing chain, cooling fans, etc you name it I had it.
When the car was working correctly, it rode like a champ. I loved the way it hugged the road. I was wondering if a class action lawsuit could has been brought against Chrysler for the malfunctions with the car. I basically put the majority of the miles on the car the first two years that I had it. I just traded it in after having a major tune up, brakes, bearings and another tie rod, because the transmission went again. It will take a lot of convincing for me to buy another American made car. I spent over 7 or 8 thousand dollars in the car. Very high maintenance.
18th Jun 2004, 18:19
I purchased a 1995 Dodge Intrepid in the spring of 1998 and to this day I have had nothing, but problems with it. The day after I bought it... the A/C went, it was in the shop three times within the first year due to transmission problems that are still not fixed, the stereo stopped working, the front end rattles and has a hard vibration, the interior is falling apart and now for some unknown reason it will not stay started. Surprise! Surprise! I guess I am not alone when I say I got suckered. If I could go back and do it again I would have bought the Camry! But since that's not possible I will say this... I will never buy another Dodge product again.