1997 Dodge Intrepid User Reviews

1997 Dodge Intrepid Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 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: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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GL1500 writes:
1997 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Size, quality contruction, 3.5 v-6 motor, doesn't feel like cheap plastic junk

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wind noise in front doors.

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Great Car — Bought in 1998 with 25,000 miles on it. Base model had been a rental. Now has 175,000 miles. It gets 25-28 mpg in real world driving. Replaced water pump and timing belt twice, which is about a $500.00 job but needs to be done every 75,000 miles. Replaced front brakes several times, but never needed to replace rear brakes. Needs struts I'm told as they are the originals, but car rides ok and tires wear well so I've held off. Wind noise around front windows - turn up the radio and live with it. This has been a fantastic, wonderful, reliable, comfortable car. Feels big and safe, handles well, plenty of power from the 3.5 v-6 engine. Transmission still works well with 175,000 miles on it. Had it flushed and conditioned at about 100,000 miles. That coast about $200. I still think its a nice looking car although the paint is starting to come off the roof. I'll drive it till it dies which may be anytime or another 100,000 miles or more. I've got other newer cars, but I still drive tis one most of the time. Love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nicole writes:
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4

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Loved the car.

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Didn't like the electrical problem/

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A Nice Car — 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 that great, but it braked and handled well. This was by far a favorite to drive, despite some mishaps. Would still have this car if it hadn't been in an automobile wreck and it got totalled.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
1997 Dodge Intrepid 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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it's roomy and still gets good gas mileage

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Doesn't fit in parking garage spaces very well it kind of wide

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It's A Decent Family Car With A Kick Of Power — I love this car. It gets 20ish mpgs with a V6 while still having some giddy up when passing or merging on the freeway. The lines of the car are clean inside and out and the seven speaker stereo makes cruising in the car that much more enjoyable. The trunk is enormous while still being accesible. The only downsides are the width of the car and the tail lights are unnecessarily complicated to replace.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Caysey writes:
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5

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Great car, Nothing really bad to say about it

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nothing

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Great Car — 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 a lot wrong with it when i bought it but i drove it for a long time before a water pump brought it down, After replacing the water pump i would say it would go another 50K with no problem. Interior has some cool features like the message center and a really comfy front seat the back seats are so nice you would fall a sleep every time. Exterior, Kinda ugly but could be made to look better, With the right color and a little wing and maybe some rims it could look really good. The gas mileage in this car is really good!! i get around 26-29 depending on how much city i go or how much hwy. maintenance isnt to bad pretty cheap on the parts and a lot of room to work on

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jenn writes:
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trunk space and look of the model

Cons

how much money ive had to put into it just for a sticker

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My New Broken Car Lol — Its definately proved to be a fixer-upper...i bought it for 1200 and have put 1500 into it already....i still have who knows how much my catalyic converter and rocker panels are going to run me....other than that i bought it cuz it looks like a viper and i love Dodge vehicles...hopefully after all this work it lasts me forever

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Antwaun writes:
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Handles Very Well In Snow very good acceleration

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Always in the shop

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Pretty Good Car — I kind of love my car overall its just old and needs body work drives like a newer car its pretty good on gas fun to drive its looks like a pretty nice car it has needed wear and tear repairs nothing major but I am having an electrical problem right now with the transmission.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
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Nothing

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The valves tick, the acceleration sucks, it's tranny isn't very good, and there's a knocking sound coming from inside the intake

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It's Not That Great Of A Car — Performance - acceleration is terrible, braking is alright, and handling is alright Build Quality - It has needed some repairs. The valves tick and the engine was just flushed a couple months ago Appearance - The exterior has a lot of scratches on it but the interior is alright Cost Of Ownership - It has average gas mileage and an average routine maintenance Fun Factor - It's not made anymore by Dodge

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Rob writes:
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it gets u places

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it doesnt hold up that good

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Its An Alright Car — its has a good quality if u take care of it. it has alright performance it exelerates perty fast. it takes some money to maintain it. its fun to drive cuz t he ass end is heavy and easy to slide round turns.

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

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Bryan writes:
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4

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Engine, V6, Interior/Exterior, good umph.

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Needed multiple repairs. 20/mpg.

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Dodge Intrepid — Really great car. Good engine, V6, plenty of room inside. Also has surprisingly good trunk space. Lasts a good while, ran for over 150,000 miles. But has had continuius problems. I don't know if all of them do that or not. But still good, fun to drive, good speed. If you find one for good price and has no problems and good mileage, definate buy. Nice style both outside an in. Plenty of room for front, could be cramped in back. 20/mpg, Decent, but the v6 will eat up the gas a bit.

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tallicdeth writes:
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Not A Bad Car For The Money — I bought mine used in January 07 from my sister-in-law, and I have only had minor complaints, but nothing that isn't too easy, or can't wait to be fixed, suspension is kind of a complaint on my part, because I'd like it to ride a lot smoother. Only other complaint, and I don't know of a fix for this, is that when it rains, the belt can get wet, and squeal like a banshee. Love the interior, love the speaker layout, love the ride on the highway. Things to keep an eye on after 75,000 miles: tie rods, struts, alignment, and also, the fuel rail leaking problem can be solved by simply doubling up the o-ring.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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2003 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

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2002 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Great Overall Car By coronetrt

The car has been great for the last 8 years, only minor issues. Had to change the radiator and the shift cable. Other than that just routine maintenence. Added an aftermarket radio to allow for an aux... Read More

Solid Basic Transportation. By Gwbarz

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2001 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Gray Speed Streak By alien4ken

the speed and the quickness of the car are great love how it handles it fun to drive handles nice around curves gets up and gos when you need it to stop on dime when you need it to over all it a gre... Read More

Good For The Price By freddiefox31

I bought this car four years ago and drove it for with no problems until just recently. It did all that I wanted it to. For the last 40K I've been adding about a quart of oil for every 1000 miles. ... Read More

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Its Awesome By Katie

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Good Cheap Car. By James

It's a good all around car. Generally rides pretty good no matter where I go. Wish i got the 3.5 motor instead of the 2.7 it has for the little more power O.o. It is a good car for stereo cause i ca... Read More

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