2002 Dodge Intrepid ES from North America - Comments

11th Aug 2005, 13:18

I have a 2000 Intrepid ES. Where do I start with the problems it has or has had repaired... 2 window regulators are broken so the windows don't open; both rear door seals are broken and the road noise is horrible; the front passenger lock is broken and buzzes when the car is put into drive and every time the keyless entry is activated; the paint looks like an airplane landed on it (my car is garage-kept and travels about 40 miles per week); I've paid for 4 sensor replacements; a transmission; a computer to operate the car; I'm on my 4th set of NEW Goodyear tires; 2 NEW front rotors; I'm on the 5th set of NEW brakes; the A/C gets cold sometimes, sometimes it doesn't; the dash lights blink on and off at will; the digital lighting on the dash are going out regularly; the premium stereo speakers buzz and I have to keep half of them turned off or they drive me nuts. Upon a rear-end collision, my driver's seat collapsed into a reclining position. It cost me 6 weeks of work loss due to a substantial back injury, months longer of pain and suffering, $600.00 for the seat bolt kit replacement and 12 weeks without a car. When I tried to redeem under the recall, I was told it didn't apply to "that particular bolt" in the seat. Nice, huh? I LOVE CHRYSLER!!!

20th Aug 2005, 16:36

I Am looking to buying Intrepid. could somebody that has own this car for at least 5 years give me a comment about it?.There is so many bad comment than the good once. Is all this comment actually true?. please I want to know the fact.thanks.

15th Oct 2005, 20:47

2002 Intrepid SE with 99,989 miles as of today Oct 15, 2005. Car is in excellent shape only new tires not even a break job yet. I will change the plugs this weekend. It is getting 22+ mpg in the city. This car has been driven by three different salesmen for this company. None of them ever took care of the car as it should be. But the car is great. I am going to buy it when it is up for sale. Lots of power it has the 3.5 liter engine – I love the sound it makes when I punch it.

25th Oct 2005, 13:35

I have recently purchased a used 2002 Intrepid ES (3.5 motor). Just finished a six hour hwy trip (avg 110km/h), with some city driving on one tank of gas - got 31+ mpg!!

21st Jun 2007, 16:00

I have 2 dodge intrepids. the first one is a 1996 with a 3.3l v6 that I got new. it now has 237k miles and still runs like new with the original engine and transmission. only 161 hp. but still very fast. much better than the 2.7l. plus the 3.3l is one of the best engines ever built on years 93-97. the next one I have is a 2002 es with a 3.5l v6 with 234 hp. I also got this one new. this one now has 140k miles and is still like new. I couldnt be happier with either one of them. I highly encourage you to get one. just don't get one with a 2.7l.

5th Aug 2007, 18:34

I have had some of the problem people are discussing here plus some, I love my car, but it is a PO'S dodge. Bought it from car-max back in 2003 the car is a 2000 model, the first week that I had the car the transmission went out, then 3 days later the wheel hub bearing went out. Right now it is in my garage the fans went out and I have not gotten around to fix it. It time to buy an import.

13th Jan 2008, 11:05

I have owned a 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES since new in 2001. What a great car. It has 122,000 miles on it today and keeps going strong. It's a daily driver of 75miles round trip. The only thing I've done to it is brakes at 89,000, tires at 70,000, radiator and transmission flush. I believe if one takes care of a car the way it's suppose to be then you will have years of enjoyment trouble free. I only wish Chrysler still makes this automobile.

16th Mar 2008, 19:36

I have a 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES that I bought new in late 2001. It has been an excellent car that has cost me no money other than normal maintenance (Tires, one set of brakes, oil). It now has 96k miles and looks and runs like it did the day I took it home. If they still made them I would buy another one.

17th Mar 2008, 17:54

I just bought a 2002 Dodge Intrepid. It's a former police car. It runs great but I noticed 2 things:

1. When I turn, it turns SHARP.

2. Every time I hit any type of pothole crack or bump, my tire makes a weird noise. It's like it is bouncing or something. Well it feels like it. I love the car; can someone help me figure this out?

20th Apr 2008, 03:26

Intrepids with a 3.5 motor are very good cars and actually get fairly decent gas mileage. Just do not get an intrepid with a 2.7. They are known to have major problems with oil sludge buildup.

24th Apr 2008, 16:23

My wife's 2003 2.7 just blew, 3k to fix...

Same price for the 3.2-3.5 says the auto repair place. but... after we replace the engine I want rid of this thing. Will never buy another dodge again.

21st Oct 2008, 19:53

For the Intrepid that is overheating, look for corroded wiring, inside the wiring harness that goes to the thermostat sensor.

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