2005 Dodge Intrepid from North America - Comments

10th Oct 2005, 18:02

I have a 1996 Dodge Intrepid ES and it is my most reliable car Its still got the power I love, and is comfortable, Yeah, I've had some little problems, but nothing major. I love my Intrepid and will never give it up!

1st Sep 2006, 14:13

I own a 2002 Dodge Intrepid and it has a 2.7L engine. On the way to work, the car died on the interstate. I had it towed, and as someone- else had commented, they knew the problem before I got there. The car has always had problems, but this one topped them all. The dealer definitely knows about this problem and does nothing to compensate. I will never own a Dodge again and everyone that I can tell will know.

1st Sep 2006, 19:15

I own a 2000 Dodge Intrepid I bought new for 11,500$ and am still making payments on it. This car has done nothing but give me problems within the first year. I spent a total of 3900.00$ on repairs. The whole life of the car has been constant repairs and in the shop. Finally, last week the engine blew. Does anyone know where to get cheap parts or of any recalls? I don't have $7500.00 to fix it.

4th Nov 2006, 15:39

I own a 2001 Dodge Intrepid ES with the 3.2 engine and it is one of the best cars I have ever owned. This the second Intrepid I have owned, the first was a 1997. I am aware that the 2.7 has issues and I agree that they should be corrected. However, you can't just say that all Chrysler's are junk because of this. All automakers have their share. I traded in my 97 Intrepid for an 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix with the 3.1 engine that was supposedly "Bullet-proof." Well that was almost true, considering the fact that that engine seized up on me at 36,000 miles and the dealer refused to fix it because it was 200 miles out of warranty. So Dodge isn't the only one to have this kind of problem.

25th Dec 2006, 19:58

I plan on buying a 2003 dodge Intrepid with the 3.5 engine. I've heard heard a lot of horror stories about the 2.7 engine and I wanted to know is the 3.5 in the same league has the 2.7 in terms of reliability? Can anyone one advise me on this.

18th Feb 2007, 08:57

I have a 95 dodge intrepid with a 124,ooo miles on it, It has the 3.5 motor in it. Runs like a champ and leaves others in the dust. For the 2.7 we will not even go there with that peice of @#IT.DAN FROM WIS.

18th Feb 2007, 14:46

No way should it cost $7,500 to replace an engine! It should be more like $3,500 installed, and that's with a remanufactured engine from somebody like Jasper. You can get even cheaper if you get a local, reputable machine shop to rebuild your engine. Somebody is trying to rip you off because they figure that you're desperate.

13th Mar 2007, 13:07

I have two Dodge Intrepids and love them both. The first is a 1994 with 3.3L engine and 201,000 miles on it... a truly great car. The other is a 1999 ES with a 3.6L engine and 145,000 miles. I had never owned a Dodge prior to purchasing these cars... I will own Dodges for life.

13th Apr 2007, 16:28

I use to own a Dodge Intrepid, but I feel the pain after reading about the 2.7 engine. Lets see, bought my Dodge, (no longer mine) back in 2005. It only had 23,000 miles on it for a 2004 Dodge Intrepid. One morning going to work, the car just shut down on the freeway. I was lucky to pull off the road slowly... At the time it had 25k miles. Had the tow truck tow my car and I least I had some remaining warranty left. Did not get my car until 2 weeks later with a new engine, etc. The dealer was so nice about loaning a loaner out to me. But 5 months later, the same problem again, engine stops. Car gets towed again, the the dealer was nice again to order a new engine. The service manager said he probably sees like 10 of these cars every 2 weeks in the shop. So I get my car within two weeks. Then again and at 32k (1 YR later) Engine seizes again, I mean I drive this car so careful, put in the $45 dollar oil changes (Synethic, stuff) and still. Probably one of the worst design ever. I traded that peice of junk after after getting repaired. I now have a Kia Sorento (Looks like a Lexus), and it had treated very well (Knock on wood).

7th Jul 2007, 17:45

I to own a dodge intrepid and I simply stopped at a stop sign and the car died. I was told the engine locked up. I couldn't understand why or how because it had oil in it had just had it changed and was running fine. that dodge does suck.. in every means necessary. word to the wise stick with hondas.

28th Jul 2007, 13:24

2.7 engine is a Mitsubishi, so don't blame Chrysler.

13th Nov 2007, 23:14

No, the 2.7 liter engines are pure Dodge, Mitsubishi KNOWS how to make a car, Dodge doesn't.

5th Dec 2007, 10:01

2.7L was designed in Chrylser head office Auburn Hills MI. It was produced in Kenosha WI.

7th Mar 2008, 10:18

The 2.7s are exceptionally expensive. Even if you buy a remanufactured engine from Jasper, you're going to be paying $4K to $5K to get a new engine installed. That's typically more than what the car was worth before the engine blew.

Chrysler 2.7 liter engine equipped cars have suffered incredible depreciation because of the problems with the engine. Even Chrysler dealers that sold hundreds of them are hesitant to accept them as trade-ins and will spend a lot of time looking at the engine to make sure it's not blown before they'll make you a shockingly low offer. I know, I've been there.

23rd Apr 2008, 09:46

The 1996 Dodge Intrepid has an entirely different engine, either the 3.3L or the 3.5L. Both are nearly bulletproof (okay, the 3.5 needs its timing belt replaced at 110,000 miles but that is in the maintenance schedule so it's normal). Why they went to the 2.7L, I just don't understand. The 3.3L and 3.5L are in current production, still! The 2.7L must just have been cheaper to make.

3rd May 2008, 14:31

Goodness...I was recently given a 2002 Dodge Intrepid, I was incredibly excited by what I thought to be a good friend.

The went from having small noticeable issues, to big ones.

The oil light coming on and off, The battery light coming on and off, the car would even die at a light or stop sign.

Then the car died at a light and did not start again, leaving me stranded in the middle of the highway in morning traffic... Well who was I to complain; the car was given to me right??? Wrong! Today the key wouldn't come out which in turn killed my battery.

If I thank Dodge for anything, it would be for bringing the wonderful people who wrote prior to me advising how to get the key out. Thanks Guys.

You better bet I'm trading this sucker in for a ford, Chevy, even a gremlin sounds better. Oh yes.. and to anyone who doubts these claims... by all means want to go for a spin?