6th Aug 2010, 16:09

I have one of these cars, and in Canada we drive them for a long time; just change your oil every 3000, you'll be all right...

And it's the Chrysler 2.7. The Canadian one.. 2000. Happy driving!!!

Oh yeah, it smokes a lot when it wants to, have to use oil additives because I'm not getting the thing rebuilt, I'm just gonna buy a new engine.. For the mean time I'm gonna ride it out... but hey, they stopped making them now.. so look on the bright side, whoever's rolling in one of these pieces of crap. "you're rolling in a classic"... after all "It is a Chrysler"...

28th Sep 2010, 14:34

Bought my 2000 Dodge Intrepid ES in 2001 with 10,000 miles. Overall it's been a good car. Now has 150,000 miles and have same problems everyone else has... door seals leaking, power door locks squealing, interior lights flashing, and truck lid shocks bad. The 3.2 litre engine has been great, still doesn't use any oil between changes (3000 miles).

18th Oct 2010, 11:11

I bought my 2002 Intrepid in 2002, it had 29k.

It ran very good and to be very honest, it still does. So far, I have not spent a dime on it, they changed the door seals, it was under warranty.

For the past year, it started to leak a very little bit of oil, I know it's coming from the oil pan gasket, does not burn and oil yet so I'm not planning on doing anything about it.

So I guess I can say that I'm very happy with this car.

Thanks Dodge.

28th Oct 2010, 20:05

I have a 2000 Intrepid as well.. the car has 100,000 miles on it. I've had the engine replaced in it due to lifter problems. The style is OK and it is a comfortable ride, although with the problems that I've had, I would never buy another either.

27th Dec 2010, 14:09

We have a 2000 Chrysler Intrepid bought in '05 with 62,000 kms on it (37,000 miles), and have had relatively few problems with it. It is going through oil every now and then, and of course the problem with the door seals, but overall we love it. I use it for work sometimes (home renovations), and it hauls like a pickup without guzzling gas!!

Recently, though, we had an electrical problem, where we were driving home, and all of a sudden, all the interior lights started flashing, gauges were going haywire, gear indicator was bouncing back and forth between "D" to "L" to "3", doors locking and UN-locking by themselves, etc. Any ideas?? Should I call a mechanic or an exorcist? :)

Would appreciate any info. e-mailed to drisley@shaw.ca

26th Feb 2011, 17:04

I have a 2000 3.2 32 valve Intrepid. Have the same seal, driver's door lock, front end banging, cloudy lens, transmission problems as others. Car has 181000k or 113000m, but does not burn oil or use too much gas. It also has a problem with lights on the dashboard that come on for a second, then fade out, leaving only gear and mileage lights on. Does anyone have any answers, please advise? I have leather seats, thank goodness.

7th Nov 2011, 08:43

We bought our 2000 Dodge Intrepid with 46 K miles on it, ran good... for a while. We have replaced...

2 motors (Chrysler helped pay due to lawsuit).

1 transmission, and we may be replacing it with another one this week!

Headlights were old and foggy looking.

Seals have shrunk and fallen apart on all 4 doors.

3 radiators (we live in Texas, so it gets hot out).

Numerous other smaller repairs; CV boots, brakes, CV joints, suspension etc.

We won't buy another one, this car has had too many problems, even though it now has 247,000 miles on it. We could have bought several new cars for the prices we have paid in repairs, due to poor quality of the car!

27th Feb 2012, 12:32

Thanks for you comment concerning the 99 Intrepid door seals. I had never thought of just removing the bottom covers and cutting the seal. I just replaced the missing portion with a cut piece of foam padding. It worked like a charm and saved me $100 for a new seal. Thanks.