4th Mar 2006, 21:27
It always surprises me when someone buys a used car, then whines about the wear on it. On almost every engine with a cam timing belt, the belt should be replaced sometime around 60 to 80 thousand miles. When you buy a car in this range, assume that the previous owner has not gifted you with a six hundred dollar repair, just before trading the car off. A little common sense and any American car should run 150,000 miles, if you just follow the maintenance.
Oh, the mileage. My 93 E/S with a 3.5 engine gets 18/19 in town, and 29 @ 70 MPH, and 31 @ 60 MPH.
5th Apr 2006, 19:33
I have a 1996 dodge intrepid 3.3l that I got new and have 207,195 miles and have never had any engine or transmission promlems with it. you guys probably bought one that was abused.
7th Apr 2007, 17:24
I have a 94 with a 3.3 and it has 250,000 miles on it. The only problem I have is the trans will not go into first or rev sometimes, mostly when it's cold, other times it really has to be at full operating temperature to do so. Other than that it's just normal maintenance items, struts, brakes, tie rods. Another tip if you have warped rotors or a brake pulsation and keep driving it then figure on replacing tie rod ends along with the brakes.
4th Sep 2008, 20:43
I own a 93 Dodge Intrepid and have 217 k miles. I have had hoses replaced, and a radiator and routine maintenance, but I had a professor that said keep the oil changed, early if you can, and they will last a whole... lot longer. I believe he is right.