2002 Dodge Intrepid Overview


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2002 Dodge Intrepid Overview

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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    Flashers And Turn Signals Not Working At All!

    My turns signal would work and then stop while drivind in the middle of a turn. Decided to replace flasher relay under steering column used part from NAPA flasher # ep-27. Worked fine when i plugged n...

    3,672 views with 7 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Why Does The Car Not Re-start After A 5-minute Trip For Groceries, Etc.? It...

    Have already replaced Cam Sensor, plugs, battery, & fuel filter. Sometimes it won't start after sitting all night, but it usually does. The starting issues are usually after a short drive on an erra...

    3,964 views with 10 answers (last answer about a week ago)
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    2002 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 Liter Engine Will Crank And Sometimes Start But Die...

    Have replaced cam and crank sensors, car still cranks and will only start sometimes but when it starts it shuts right back off

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Camshaft Position Sensor Ciruit Malfunction 2002 Intrepid 3.5

    no bus message too and all gauges died

    13 views with no answers yet

    Is The Motor Shot On A 3.5 -2002 Dodge Intrepid If The Timing Belt Breaks??...

    My Car just quit..and it sounds funny when it turns over??..and wont start??..how do I know if the belt broke??..its a 3.5 Engine

    16 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)