"i have ow this car for 12years, i got this car with 45k, i haven't done any major repairs on it, other than regular oil changes and i replace the timing belt as required at 100k and 200k and hopefully i'll hit the 300k, very comfortable, lots of space, strong engine, i've pull many of my brothers cars with it, even it wasnt made for that but it had no problem doing so. original pait quality poor but i repainted 5yrs ago, now its great."
"I bought my car for 300.00 I have had it almost 5years I've gotten 231000 miles on the car and it still going it's the best car I have had. I have only had to do normal maintains as you would with any vehicle. My man bought 2005 kia that keeps being put in shop have only owned that two months I love my car way more then the van I drive my car daily keeps going I am really impressed and attached with my car."
"Just as soon as my 96 Intrepid hit 100k miles, we had to start replacing everything including head gasket, rack and pinion, etc. Transmission is going bad and even the electrical system has a short causing the heat to blow constantly. I will never own another Dodge. Horrible experience! Paint job didn't last either."
Pros: "Decent Price, good for budgets, fun to drive."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"Bought my car back in 2011. I bought the car when it was still driving like new, although I ran into a few inconvenient coincidences that couldn't have been avoided, it was a nice car.
The model of the car is infamous for the complex transmission system. If the slightest sign of transmission fluid leaking or gear trouble arises, take it to the shop. If not, your best option is to have the transmission rebuilt or replaced.
Overall, I would tell my family, friends, and other people that this is a good car if on a budget. It'll get you from point A to B, it'll do what you tell it, but it needs care."
"When i first got my intrepid it only had 60,000 miles to it. After i drove the vehicle a while, i became attached to it. As long as a person takes care of a car, it will be more enjoyable. just like mine"
"I got a 1995 Dodge Intrepid for free because my friend didnt know what was wrong with it or how to fix it and wanted something newer. It had 140,000 mi. at the time and I had to replace the timing belt. (They should be replaced every 60,000 mi. or so). I have to say this drivetrain is extremely bullet proof. The engine is easy to work on (it mounted north, south orientation) like the old V8 engines (mechanics love this). The 3.5 engine has plenty of low end torque (a good thing)and is extremely reliable.
The only downside is the interior is not very durable which is no suprise with Chrysler products. They are known for thier engines and performance not for their interiors.
There are many of these still on the road and I see them all the time. Dont let the high mileage fool you these cars will outlast many,many other cars. Ive worked on this engine top to bottom and the engineering of this powertrain was way ahead of it,s time. The 3.5L engine was used all the way to the 2012 in Dodge and Chrysler vehicles, thats almost unheard of in the automotive industry. Many improvements were made through those years to increase gas mileage and performance but the reliabilty of this work horse never changed. My recommendation is if you find yourself looking for a reliable vehicle to purchase, buy a Dodge or Chrysler vehicle with the 3.5L engine. You will have that car for many, many years to come."