1996 Dodge Intrepid User Reviews

1996 Dodge Intrepid Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 20 1996 Dodge Intrepid reviews.

kimbob writes:
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kimbob
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If Not For This Probblem Nice Car — nice to drive good on fuel good all around car,except with this transmission probblem

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:43,000

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gtdagame writes:
1996 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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5

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over all good car

Cons

ugly colors on stock models, bad trannys

gtdagame
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Really Good Car Until The Tranny Starts To Give Out. — 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 maintenance. thats it bye

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Elizabeth writes:
1996 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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it gets you from point a to point b.

Cons

avoid high miles and look for transmissions.

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I Miss My Car. — I loved my car. It had minor stuff that needed to be done. Transmission liked to shift itself every now and then. This car got around KC and yes it was fun to drive. I miss it so much lol...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rachel writes:
1996 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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3

Pros

Roomy.

Cons

Many technical issues.

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A Bit Dated, But Fun To Run Around In. — Acceleration has improved since I put a new engine in, but braking and handling are below par. It has needed multiple repairs, but granted, it is getting old. I like the styling both of the exterior and interior, but it's not my favorite.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
1996 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Roomy, comfortable interior.  Powerful V6 motor return decent gas mileage, fully loaded and worth it.

Cons

Electrical nightmares aplenty.

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Electrical Nightmare, But Otherwise A Decent Car. — Dodge had a great idea with this car; cab forward design, 212 hp 3.5 Liter SOHC V6. But this car is an electrical nightmare. The gas gauge doesn't give a reading half of the time, ignition switch needs to be replaced (gauges sometimes do not go on after started, causing car to die out. Airbag light comes on for no friggin reason. ABS and traction control sometimes disable themselves. The positives are; very roomy interior, decent acceleration and gas mileage for a car this size, lots of bells and whistles with the ES package (leather interior, automatic climate controls (although these are problematic; had to replace mine), excellent infinity sound system straight from factory, comfortable to drive, and onboard computer that calculates gas mileage, outside temp, digital compass. Hasn't cost me much to maintain considering the build quality. Upper and lower intake manifold gaskets were pretty easy to replace and only 7 dollars for Fel Pro replacements. Did plugs and wires, and the car drives MUCH better now. The previous owner neglected maintenance on this car so I had to make it right. Only paid $500 for the car with 151,200 miles on it, so I can't complain

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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williecp writes:
1996 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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4

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Blast to drive - agile road hugger with nimble acceleration

Cons

nothing really negative to say

williecp
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I Wish I Had The $$$ To Fix This Car Up. — I loved the styling and layout of this vehicle. The performance was great, great handling and acceleration. This car was a blast to drive. I bought it used with 20,000 miles on it and I finally wore it out when the odometer hit 190,000.00 I wish I could have afforded to rebuild the engine and transmission and restore the interior and the exterior. If I could have fixed it up I would still be driving it today.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
1996 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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handles nice

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not very good on gas

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Yea — this is a very good car if you handle it right the performance is good as long as you keep up with the maintenence parts are easy to find for it and there pretty easy to install has the potential to b a very good car if you have the money to put into it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Teresa writes:
1996 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Good family car

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Many reprots of water pump problems. Problem increases with short frequent runs

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Trying To Get Rid Of It. — Handles well, has water pump issues. exterior hood dented, gass mileage was decent nice for family car. repairs are a pain in the butt, fro example the water pump is internal. was an okay drive. Heater was awesome in it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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DeJuan writes:
1996 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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4

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i like the way its shaped

Cons

super low to the ground , but last winter it never got stuck.

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Dodge , Why They Dont Suck... — its a decent car , it takes my abuse , so im good with it , and i never have any issue with it , so id get another dodge. for as big as it is , i drive pretty good. Ima have to scoop an avenger r/t tho haha.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Christian writes:
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Everything

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none

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1996 Dodge Intrepid — 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 mods but the maintanence is cheap and affordable Fun Factor- get in sit down shut up and hold the hell on cuz when i drive it i go to win the damn race!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1993 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Good, Fun, And Reasonable. By John

It's black which is a good color, It operates with full quality and reliablity and now (thanks to my money and help) has a killer sound system, But don't let the name let it fool you. It can kick ass... Read More

My First "nice" Car. No Rust, Solid Engine, And Decent Looks. By Charles

Good car with low miles when I bought it. Just before the 70k mark the tranny bit the dust and cost me around $2200. Read More

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1994 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Not A Bad Choice. Good Luck Finding One In Good Shape Though. By Kenneth

The Intrepid debuted with a lot of hype, representing "The New Dodge." In reality, it is just plain average. Average acceleration, braking, and handling. Build quality showed typical deterioration, an... Read More

Excellent Power, Style, And Handling, Would Love To Own This Car Again! By Raymond

Performance- was wonderful, the 3.3 liter base engine was perfect for 31 mpg highway and had plenty of power to merge on the interstate with a/c on! Loved the sound it made as well! Build Quality- ... Read More

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1995 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Bad Tranny By Andrew

Decent car that holds its own. Recieved it at 175,000 miles and ran it up to 196,000+ miles before I was rearended. Most of the problem was oil leaked from almost everywhere it could on the engine. Le... Read More

It Was Fun By Brent

great first car 150,000 miles all original parts. got a ticket in it for squealing the tires, in a front wheel drive vehicle. needed to replace 1 tie rod end but could have drove it without the change... Read More

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1997 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Great Car By KC

The performance on this car is good for the size. It has a strong 3.3l in it that has no problem getting up to speed. Braking and handling are both Excellent for the size of the car. This car had ... Read More

A Nice Car By Nicole

This car was really nice. Sure, the fact that there was some sort of electrical problem was a drag but it was still a nice car. It used to go 250 miles on only half a tank of gas. Acceleration wasn't ... Read More

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Great Car Dependable By kyodai

I love the gas mileage, ride, responsiveness on turns and curves and dependability in all kinds of weather. The style is top notch and the car has served me well for 15 years. I would recommend it to ... Read More

Decent By Jamie

It is basically a Jeep. I like the fact that almost all of the parts are interchangeable with Jeep, Chrysler LHS and the Concord. It is very easy to modify. The 2.7 engine is trash though, avoid it at... Read More

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