10th Oct 2007, 16:36
I have a 2000 Intrepid ES with 102,000 miles. My son is driving it now. Other than frequent warping of front rotors on brakes (corrected with premium rotors), the only problems have been an ignition lock failure (under warranty) and a rear door lock actuator failure. I thank God that I needed traction control and had to upgrade to the 3.2 engine to get it.
This sure beats my previous car, a VW Passat, which ran like a scalded cat with precise handling when it wasn't in the garage for one repair after another. I dropped $4,400 on it for repairs the last year I owned it.
21st Oct 2007, 18:29
I have a intrepid for two years now 15000 miles on it. still runs good with no problem. nice roomy car.
20th Nov 2007, 13:41
I bought my 2000 Intrepid for $4500.00 and it runs great. The only problems I have with it is with the front passenger side door; the window comes off the track and the actuator is broken. Also I can't seem to lock the rear driver side door.
And once I started the car and the steering wheel wouldn't turn. Other than that, for $4500 I love it.
24th Sep 2008, 09:29
I just bought a 2000 Intrepid ES for $3,800 (total). It has about 124k miles on it.
Thing runs like a dream. The engine looked clean and I plan on getting an oil change ASAP just so I can monitor for myself when it's ready to be changed. Other than checking the oil regularly and other fluids, can anyone recommend anything else I need to look for when caring for this car?
28th Feb 2009, 14:15
Own a 2000 Chrysler Intrepid ES.
For the most part it has been a solid car, it has had its problems but not as bad as some have described.
Luckily our car has the reliable 3.2 litre engine, plenty of power.
Common problems, headlamps dull out diminishing the effectiveness of the headlights at night. I use a special plastic/wax cleaner once a month that does a good job at counteracting its effects.
Second problem is our emergency brakes rusted off. We live near the ocean, salt water in the air and on the roads in winter, but still that's no excuse, luckily it happened traveling slow on a rural road and not at high speeds on the freeway because it jammed and locked up the rear wheel.
Have had to replace the shifter cable, outer tie rods, struts, and is now in need of a whole new exhausting system as well as a new gas cover. It also has the dreaded and common steering issues, drifting and excessive play in the steering wheel it makes driving a chore, you're tired by the time you reach your destination. It is dangerous, especially on wet or snow covered roads, an accident waiting to happen, however I recently discovered the cause of the problem, and it isn't the rack and pinion that dealers claim it is to milk all the money they can out of you, it's that the rack and pinion/inner tie rod bushings have worn out or fallen off, all can be bought for $30 tops and $80-150 for labour if you can't do it yourself.
After reading the horror stories, I myself will stick to GM cars from now on...
23rd Apr 2009, 12:39
I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid ES model. I bought it used so it came with problems like assumed. I put a good amount of money into it, but now it's 100% and drives great. It's a nice looking car, I would suggest it to anybody. But now I'm moving on to a Mitsubishi... Good luck to all.