2002 Dodge Intrepid Overview


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4.35 stars

Based on 19 reviews

Why Don't They Still Make These, Again? by MrJados
 — The only downside to this car I've ever encountered was that I had to put a new stereo in when I bought her. Otherwise, this is easily the best overall car I've ever owned. It's powerful enough to ... Read More
Nothing About It I Don't Love by Aashish
 — Capacious full size dodge sedan that makes you want to ride it all day. It handles like a dream, especially after I'd added a heavy duty sway bar to it. It came with a lot of simple luxuries such as a... Read More
This One's My Baby! by Christopher
 — Been driving this one since it was brand new, and now have over 130,000 miles on it. Only had one repair needed so far, but it was a biggie. I wish Dodge still made these cars! Everything is so gre... Read More

2002 Dodge Intrepid Overview

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2002 Dodge Intrepid

Its closest competition is the Ford Taurus, but the Dodge Intrepid has always been more of a full-size sedan due to its deceptively large interior.  On the outside and under its hood, it is really more of a sports car, sure to satisfy on the open road.

In 2002, the Dodge Intrepid again changed its engine options.  The SE base model came standard with the 2.7-liter, 200-hp V6, but now both the ES and R/T models featured the 3.5-liter V6 engine which rated either at 234-hp (ES) or 242-hp (R/T).  Midyear, an SXT trim was introduced and would eventually replace the R/T.  It featured the same 3.5 V6 engine.  The 3.2-liter engine was dropped.  The AutoStick auto/manual transmission was now only available in the R/T performance model, accounting for its higher horsepower rating.  The R/T also offered tighter suspension and steering, performance-tuned exhaust, a rear spoiler, and chrome wheels to enhance the aggressive sports car exterior that formed the shell for the expansive family car interior.   

Drivers love the way the Intrepid handles.  With the 3.5 V6 engine, it is quite the racer, but handles more precisely and nimbly like a much smaller, sportier car.  The best thing about the Intrepid is it's definitely fun to drive.  Easy to read gauges, lots of leg and headroom, and deep trunk also rate high.  Most unhappy owners complain about endless mechanical problems and the poorly-made 2.7 V6 engine that often needs to be rebuilt.


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Dodge Intrepid Questions

Terry Hignett

Timeing Chain And Tentioner

my timeing chain went bad on my intrepid so i had it replaced along with the tentioner when i got my car back it sounded the same as it did before i took it to the shop i have taken it back 3 times se...

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I Have A 2002 Dodge Intrepid With The Strawberry Milkshake Transmission Flu...

On top of pressure testing the radiator i have partially drained it and checked the coolant fill tank..Its all clean.

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Afsheen Dar

2.7 Engine. Have A Little Hole That Keeps Leaking Coolant From The Motor ....

need to know if there is a freeze plug in the back of the engine where the coolant is leaking from bcz a hole is there . its the black hole by the silver bolt.

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Jessica Whitt

2002 Dodge Intrepid Engine Light

Ok... So I was on the way to work this morning and my car was running fine. I drove about 30 miles and the engine light started flashing constantly. The car drove fine but I pulled over to restart t...

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Why Does The Radio Now Have A Loud Sputtering Sound In The Speakers?

When I changed the battery in my 2002 Dodge Intrepid; the radio now has a loud sputtering sound in the speakers even with the motor off... It was working great just before the battery change then im...

36 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)