2000 Dodge Intrepid User Reviews

2000 Dodge Intrepid Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"hood" 2 reviews

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Michael5865 writes:
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES Review
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1. A steal as a used car! Only paid $12,000 for the Top of the Line ES in 2005.
2. Large trunk that can fit anything and everything
3. Great 3.2L V6 (225 HP, 225 TQ), translates to plenty of power
4. Great on Gas, especially on the Highway. What other car this size is able to achieve 400 miles of highway driving?
5. Little to NO torque steer even with hard acceleration
6. Quiet engine
7. Sentry Key (Uses a special security chip in the key to start the car)
8. Power driver and passenger seats
9. Automatic A/C
10. Auto Dimming Mirror
11. Temp, Milage Meters, Compass

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1. It's large size...my first car was a bit smaller
2. Rear side blind spots (behind rear doors)
3. The low positioning of the grill lets water in during heavy rain and may make the belts sqeak for a few seconds.
4. Chrysler decided to discontinue this model which wasn't a smart move
5. Sometimes people think you are a cop and drive slowly in front of you
6. Anti-lock brakes were not standard for this model year (My only real complaint about the car, especially after owning a car from 1988 that had ABS)
7. Exterior Headlights get cloudy (but this is common place and I have PlastX to make them clear again)

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Great All Around Car! — I've had this car for nearly 3 years and have had no major mechanical problems. The only expensive things were the replacement of the timing belt and water pump at 90,000 and I just got a new belt for the alternator a couple weeks ago. The car is almost at 104,000 (it had 66,000 when I first got it). This is truly the best full size FWD sedan ever made, but unfortunately was replaced by the smaller Charger. There is plenty of passenger space and can seat 5 very comfortably. The security system, sentry key, and engine immobilizer keep your car safe. If you decide to purchase a non ES Intrepid, make sure to have a security system installed because my mom had a 2004 SXT which was stolen (it did not have a security system, just keyless entry) along with many other Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth vehicles in my area.

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andre1969 writes:
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4

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Good handling, decent performance for its engine size, fairly reliable, good interior/trunk room for the most part.  Decent build quality overall, use of hard plastics inside kept to a tasteful minimum.

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Legroom tight in passenger front seat.  Visibility not so great...plenty of blind spots and hard to see the corners of the car.  Trunk opening is a bit small

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Good Car Overall, Nice Blend Of Size, Performance, And Economy. — I've had my 2000 Intrepid base model, 2.7, for about 9 1/2 years and 146,000 miles, and it's been a good car so far. It was pretty reliable up to around 2007, when it hit 130,000 miles. I probably put around $2,000 into it that year, which included new front brakes, coolant flush, belts/hoses, the cooling lines that run from the transmission to the radiator (OEM and pretty expensive), two new tires, both front bearing hubs, an a/c recharge, and some other odds and ends that are probably escaping my mind right now. The 2.7 is supposed to be sludge-prone, while the 4-speed automatic is known for dying an early death, but I've had no trouble with either. I try to change the tranny fluid every 30,000 miles. I started off trying to change the oil every 3,000 miles, but slacked off in later years. Every 4500 is probably my average. It's a good handling car, and the tiny 2.7 does a reasonable job of moving the car...you just have to put your foot into it and make it scream a little. This ain't no 440 big-block! For fuel economy, I usually get around the EPA rating...20/29. I have gotten as high as 32 on the highway, in the right conditions...and as low as 16-17 in the winter, in mostly local, short-trip driving. My biggest complaint is probably the legroom on the passenger side front. I'm 6'3", and fit okay behind the wheel, although I could use a bit more room. But it feels like the footwell area is a lot tighter on the passenger side. The few times I've been a passenger in my own car, I've hated it...and prefer the back seat! Decent car overall, and I don't regret buying it. If I could do it over again though, I think I would've sprung for an ES model with the 3.2, and power seats. I hear that the 3.2 gets almost the same economy in the "real world" (not necessarily according to the EPA) yet has a lot more power. Oh, as for ownership costs, I estimate the car has cost about 22 cents per mile, plus gasoline, plus insurance. **Update: On November 18, 2009, with about 150,300 miles on it, someone pulled a hit and run on my 2000 Intrepid in a restaurant parking lot, and the damage was enough to total it. I replaced it with a fully loaded 2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra that, when new, probably MSRP'ed for around $40K, versus the $20,950 MSRP of the Intrepid. The Park Ave is faster, better-equipped, and roomier than the Intrepid was, but comes up inadequate in handling, braking, build quality, fit and finish, etc. While the Intrepid was a very good ~$20K car, the Park Ave, while it cost about twice as much new, is definitely NOT twice the car! I actually came close to buying another Intrepid when mine got totaled. I had found a well-equipped ES model with the 3.2, leather, sunroof, etc that was fairly low mileage. But, as I'd had my car for 10 years, I wanted to try something new. Still, sometimes I still miss my old Intrepid.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T Review
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I would definatly recommend this car to any one just not mine!

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none exept its 9 years old

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I Love It ! Just Dont Try To Jump Any Thing I Cracked The Oil Pan ( Its Not Like The Movies) — I love my baby! It was built to take on BMW M5s so its fast, large (lots of trunk space) comfortable ( and i gave a 911 a run for its money on HWY 407 before the 50 over law).Its also a great family car. Im sorry i cant say the same about all other intrepids

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Ryan writes:
2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T Review
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Performance, Style and Build

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Needs better Gas mileage

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Fearless R/t — This is an R/T with a 3.5 Liter High Output V6 it has 253 hp with premium gas. This Car is fun to drive and the tires spin easily. Bad gas Mileage though. Nothing major has gone wrong with this car. All I have had to do is regular maintenance. However this year I had to replace and inner and outer tie rod. With 136,589 miles on it, the motor is dying. It still runs for now but its louder than it should be. Except for the motor dying everything else on the car works perfectly

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Kyle-Two writes:
2000 Dodge Intrepid Base Review
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You can make it either fast or luxiorious... or a lil of both lol. Can easily seat 5 people. Many different modifications can be made using stock parts. Suprisingly light weight

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The infamous 2.7 and Its just a big car

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Mine — Its a great car. Only thing is that the 2.7 is known for leaving people stranded. The 2.7 does an ok job of moving the car. So the extra 50hp from the bigger engines is obviously amazing. When you modify it, you take parts from a 300M Special. Basiclly its a fun car for a big family foor door sedan. Fairly easy to work on for a modern car. It translates over very well to brand new cars in terms of maintenence. It gets fair gas mileage for a car this size.

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Katie writes:
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES Review
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its got great pickup

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my back passenger door lock opens, but doesn't relock

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Its Awesome — i love it!, i dont know what i would do without it. it has a couple scratches, but overall it's quite beautiful. the sound systaem is good, the gas mileage is good, and i couldnt be happier :) and the best part is it's all mine and i dont have to share it with anyone

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James writes:
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Ride Comfort

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Just over 130k miles now the small things are breaking lol

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Good Cheap Car. — 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 can blast my stereo and you can't hear it to much on the outside :D.

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Jovo writes:
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Pretty great buy for 200 bucks! Make sure you have everything, and the big stuff like lifts and stands, also have moderate experience before you rip one of these suckers apart.

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Kinda handles like a boat around turns but it is really great in snow. the slight angle the car sits at makes the front dip down and makes it a little prone to scraping if I hit deep bumps or raised speed bumps. Just gotta learn to drive different with it and keep aware of the road conditions and parking lot conditions.

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Pretty Decent For An All Around Functionality Car. It's An Ok Commuter Car And Has A Smooth Ride. — Got this beast with a rod knock on the 5th cylinder. 2.7L. Seems like the previous owner didn't change their oil. I know of the "bad oiling" crap people say about these but it's not a bad car. I picked up a crankshaft rebuild kit, pulled the motor and threw it back in after i rebuilt the engine in a week and it runs perfect now. The new replacement bearings they sell for these had upgraded oil passages, they were classified as new oem. advance sells the reman crank with all bearings for about 208.00 if you use the online coupon through the advance auto website. only needed 1 connecting rod and those run 45.00 a piece reman. you can tell when a connecting rod is bad if you test it with green plasti gauge, or see that its out of round. I highly suggest running synthetic in these cars due to slightly increased heat in the bay from the cats being so close to the engine and slightly narrow stock oil passages. has a huge trunk and the back seat is huge too ; ) great for parkin' if you got tinted windows! This thing pulls pretty good for being a large car. i thought the 220 hp would be watered down but it runs the road great and i can even burn out with this thing.

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ironman691 writes:
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roomy...

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cosmeditic problems

ironman691
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Family Car — i like the way it handles and good speed for passing..and its roomy great style and ...but headlights faded...window and door molding shrunk....good trunk space....great highway traveling....steering wheel turned white...over all a nice family car

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camilleg writes:
2000 Dodge Intrepid Base Review
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With care, longivity.

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If you ever need your altentor or water pump replaced, you're looking to spend $1400 or so.

camilleg
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Yes? — There isn't anything bad that I have to say about the Dodge Intrepid. I have had mine for 3.5 years. I bought it for around $7k and it had 197k or more miles on it. It was previously a rental hence the high mileage, but all in all it is a good vehicle. The cars get up, space and the sleekness of this car is what I loved the most.

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2004 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Very Good By erickbromor

i like this car very much, the engine is powerful the interior is nice and comfortable to travel with all family anywhere,is a good car, on the road has a wonderful stability and you can't hear noises... Read More

Wish They Didn't Discontinue It. By Debra

Love it! Eyed it for years before purchasing just before they discontinued it. Performance is great. Great heating system. Great airconditioning system. Could use better speakers. Fun to drive. V... Read More

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2003 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Great Reliable Car That Can Handle The Tough Wny Snow And Is Pretty Good On Gas By dsheridan93

The car had plenty of storage for my hockey bags, It handled great and never had a problem driving in the snow. Many people have bad reviews but I really enjoyed this as my first car and would recomme... Read More

Good Car By Joe

This car has been a great car to me. It had a couple problems when i got it but since those were taken care of i have driven it daily with no worrys. it has good pick up and handles pretty damn good f... Read More

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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

This was an inexpensive car to purchase and has been very reliable. It was originally purchased for my daughter to take to college and she put most of the car's 138,000 miles on the odometer. After gr... Read More

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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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1999 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

Love It But Have To Get A Newer Model By UCAR

good car with great millage..18 in town and 28 high way. have large interior space and a large trunk. good for flight. air bags equiped and safty belt on both front and back sit. well maintened and sa... Read More

Not A Good Car. By Katy_127

Everything about this car sucks except it's looks! I bought it from a family member who never had a problem with it and the only time it was in the shop was for routine maintenance. It only had about ... Read More

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