2000 Dodge Intrepid User Reviews

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    2000 Dodge Intrepid ES Review
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    Its Engine Was Great But Sucked Overall — this car was horrible, it wasnt reliable at all, everything kept goin wrong or would mess up, it sucked

    Pros: the acceleration handling an braking

    Cons: gas mileage, not reliable

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    Never Had Major Problems — Well, my car is a 2000 Dodge Intrepid, and has almost 300,000 Km and I never had a major problem.

    Owner for 8 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:30,000

    Pros: very economical 2.7 L.

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    2000 Dodge Intrepid Base Review
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    Great First Car — I'd driven this car 50,000 miles before I got the 2002 R/T... and it had hardly ever given me any problems. Unfortunately, I didn't want to tempt fate by driving the notorious 2.7L any longer. She'll be missed

    Pros: Great on gas, roomy, comfortable, got it for a steal, and sold it after 2 years for $300 less that what I'd paid for it :)

    Cons: Known unreliable 2.7L engine (never failed me though)

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    2000 Dodge Intrepid Base Review
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    25

    Lasts — It keeps on running as long as you do the proper maintenance It has been 2 accidents and still runs great.

    Pros: Fuel mileage

    Cons: Should have gotten the bigger engine for more performance.

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    2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T Review
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    Excellent Car, For Nice Weather Driving. A Little Tricky In Snowy Weather. — The car really holds up well to wear and tear over the years. No major issues and no major repairs needed.....yet!

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: Comfortable, handles great, lots of power on highway

    Cons: mileage a little low, seat belts hard to disconnect, noisy tranny, road noise

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    2000 Dodge Intrepid ES Review
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    I Love My Dodge Intrepid — My Intrpid is an excellent running car for me. I've had very few major problems with it and it gives me good gas mileage as long as I get an oil change every 3 to 4 months.

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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    2000 Dodge Intrepid ES Review
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    35

    Disaappointment!! — The car was more of a hassle than it was worth. Owned it early on in it's short life, 11000-130000miles. Several warranty repairs on the AC before 36k miles. Then a recall later on. I don't believe they ever fixed it, just put on a bandaid. Spent thousands of dollars trying to fix it. Never a permanent fix found for the AC. Engine died after 130k miles. We put a factory rebuilt engine in it, only for it to die within a month of its 3yr/36k warranty. Change the oil like clockwork to maintain the warrenty. What a waste of time and MONEY!! Never will I buy a Chrysler/Dodge product again!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Style. Spacious interior.

    Cons: Not built to last.  Unreliable.

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    2000 Dodge Intrepid Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    2000 Dodge Intrepid Base Review
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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.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    2002 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

    Great Family Ride By kecorkran

    I never had any major issues with my 02 Intrepid. It handled great in the snow and ice, one night I had to drive it over 40 miles in an ice storm and it never lost traction. It has a powerful engine s... Read More

    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

    2001 Dodge Intrepid Reviews

    Good Car. By gagui07

    Loved the looks of the intrepid but for me it has become a problem getting in and out of it because of my age. Very comfortable car and very good at gas. Very stable at high speed. Great trunk spa... Read More

    Smooth By Anarchy32

    This vehicle was a great vehicle. It ran great and drove smooth. It was very nice looking and clean. It was really roomy and comfortable to drive. There was a lot of storage space. Overall just a grea... Read More

    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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