1996 Dodge Intrepid Overview


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4 Dr ES Sedan
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Average User Score

3.75 stars

Based on 20 reviews

Great Car. Good Performance, Considering Its Age. Lots Of Interior And Trunk Space. by Scott
 — This is a really good car. Good acceleration, considering its age and weight. It's registered 120 and could probably hit it if it didn't have the governor at 106. It has good handling for a big sed... Read More
1996 Dodge Intrepid by Christian
 — Performance-Incredible due to the mods Build Quality-more than 10 yrs in wisconsins winters and it has little rust Appearance-reminecent of the viper Cost of Ownership-i get 35 mpg in mine due to the ... Read More
Really Good Car Until The Tranny Starts To Give Out. by gtdagame
 — likes; roomy, great on gas, good power and tow package, can be fast on the track too. dislikes; ugly color, automatic, leaky/non working sun roof, can have a bad transmission if not kept up on main... Read More

1996 Dodge Intrepid Overview

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1996 Dodge Intrepid

The 1996 Dodge Intrepid offers full-size space with mid-size handling.  Its cab-forward design increases visibility (with an extended sloping windshield) and a sturdier and stable drive (with a longer and wider wheelbase).  With a standard engine of 3.3-liter, 161-hp V6 in both base and ES models, and an optional 3.5-liter, 214-hp V6 in the ES, the Intrepid is fast too.  Combined with the easy handling and spacious interior, most owners agree this is a fun car to drive.

The 1996 Intrepid gave some upgrades to its base model, bringing it closer in line to the ES, by making 16-inch wheels, front fascia fog lamps, power heated mirrors, power locks, and a tachometer standard.  Its exterior was made a bit more stylish, like the sportier ES.  On all models, an on-board engine diagnostic system was included.  The ES distinguished itself by offering more luxurious options, such as leather seats and a sunroof, but also came standard with ABS brakes and a suspension designed for sports handling.  New in 1996 was a more soundproof design in order to reduce road noise and vibrations.

The 1996 Intrepid is popular for its energetic acceleration, particularly with the 3.5 V6.  It's a roomy family car that can seat five or six, but it's also a bit of a racer and hugs the road deftly.  Downsides are constant mechanical problems with the transmission, brakes, and tie rods and the high maintenance cost that goes with it.  And despite its updated insulation, some drivers complained of excessive road noise.


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Why Won't My Car Shift When It Warms Up

Shifts fine when cold. I already checked fluid

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What Is The Average Mileage Lifespan Of A 96?

My grandma is willing to sell me her 96 intrepid for really cheap. it has 205,00 miles on it and i've put about 40,00 on the car i drive now in less than 2 yrs. so i need to know how much mileage you ...

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