22nd Jun 2006, 07:43
I share your pain! I've had my '99 Intrepid for 4 years and in that time I've had the A/C seize, which burned off the belt, which resulted in my alternator dying along with my battery. I've had to replace the speed control sensor 3 times. I had to have the front suspension replaced after 2 months of owning it. Was sold the car with the wrong size tires on it. Been having my dome light flashing on and off while driving, which freaks me out @ night. The welding on the converter cracked next to the manifold making my car loud which cost me $450 to have fixed. And now I've been told my engine is blown and they want $3000 to fix it. I think I might just pay a crackhead $20 to blow it up and be done with this piece of crap!
30th Dec 2006, 14:49
Your engine was knocking and they told you it was blown?!? Man they must see you as an easy target.
15th Jul 2007, 18:33
I also just bought a 99 Intrepid and now I am regretting it having read all this stuff about them..
23rd Nov 2007, 03:07
My dad have an Intrpid and the Engine went, Get a Grand Prix!!! You'll love it!!!
21st Jan 2008, 11:02
YIPES!!! I'm waiting to pick up my 99 Intrepid today from the dealership. I decided to buy it Friday and they said they wanted to take it in to charge everything up and make sure everything is working properly, they found there was a problem with the water pump and said they were fixing it, I'd be able to pick it up Monday (today), but through the weekend I've read some pretty bad reviews.
I'm wondering if I would be able to pick out a different vehicle.
18th Feb 2008, 14:25
I've been looking at buying a used Intrepid, but they sound like a piece of crap. My '92 Buick has fewer problems than this car. Thanks for the reviews; you saved me from owning one of those piles!
17th Feb 2009, 19:26
Actually I just got an 99 Intrepid. Had the engine replaced with a stock 2.7. Hoping to get rid of it know... but I don't have any of the problems with it at this point...
3rd Jun 2009, 08:42
The car is actually a very great car... runs smooth, great interior, beautiful body.
The problem lies with the engine... my 99 Intrepid blew its engine right around 100,000. The problem is the 2.7 engines, they have actually been attempted to be re-called. If you go with the 3.2 or 3.5, this car is very reliable and will last a long time. After my engine blew, I had the 2.7 replaced with a 3.5 with 34,000 already on it for only $1200. The car has just hit 100,000 miles (so 70,000 on the newer motor) with no problems!
19th Jan 2010, 18:19
No offense, but if you are willing to spend 70% of the value of a car to keep it going, then it's probably better that the dealer has your money. Couldn't you have just gotten another car for 17K?
14th Dec 2010, 19:28
I have a 2000 Chrysler 300m. The car is reliable, and the three years I've had it; no problems.
These cars are too big for a 2.7 liter.
Bottom line, any car can be good, but it's up to you to take care of your investment and stop depending on cheap warranties.
Oil change every 3000 miles, spark plugs every year.
17th Jan 2011, 12:55
I'm fairly certain a for sale sign would have been in the window around 33,000, if this were my car.
20th Apr 2011, 00:52
Ummm Grand Prix are not much better.
They have had numerous engine problems. The antifreeze eats away at the intake manifold gasket causing water to seep into the engine and before you know it, without any warning, your engine seizes up on you and it's time for a new one. At least with the Intrepid there is a warning your engine is about to blow. Oh wait there is a warning on the Grand Prix and Grand engines, the plume of white smoke coming out the exhaust just seconds before it seizes up!
Grand Prix and Grand Ams are worse if you ask me.
20th Apr 2011, 20:34
True that the Grand Ams are no better. I had a 1999 SE, LIM gasket needed to be replaced @ $1600. Drove it for three weeks then coolant started to spew from under the hood again. This time it was the head gasket, $2000. Seems the red coolant GM used ate away at the gaskets.
I sold the car soon thereafter.