what is the risks when mileage is higher than 140 000?

Asked by Apr 09, 2007 at 01:33 PM about the 1997 Dodge Intrepid

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car is a dodge sport 97, the  mileage 146 000, and it takes too much gas these lasts times.  it is due to the highest  of the mileage? what kind  of risks should i face in the futur, according to the rate of this mileage?

thank you for your answer

1 Answer

23,400

Hi moua. There are a numbers things that can come into play on a high-mileage engine not the least of which is a decline in fuel efficiency. The main thing you need to be concerned about however is the timing belt which may be overdue or close to overdue if it's only been changed once in the life of the car. I don't think too many manufacturers stretch their recommended timing belt change too much beyond 70K. Hopefully you know when the last change was otherwise you could be driving an expensive time bomb. You might be looking at fuel injector issues as well. It's should be too expensive to have the car given the once over by a dealer and if the car is in good shape you could save yourself a lot of trouble. Good luck!

Your Answer

Dodge Intrepid Experts

  • #1
    Michael Kane
    Reputation
    1,280
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Durango
265 Great Deals out of 22,814 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Impala
537 Great Deals out of 35,327 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Stratus
714 listings
Used Chrysler Concorde
209 listings starting at $2,200
Used Dodge Avenger
128 Great Deals out of 4,384 listings starting at $1,975
Used Dodge Neon
603 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-150
2,585 Great Deals out of 197,077 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Ram 1500
389 Great Deals out of 10,844 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Dodge Intrepid For Sale
60 listings starting at $2,995
2001 Dodge Intrepid For Sale
26 listings starting at $2,195

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.