Should I Keep/or Sell -this 1999 With 2.7l
Helllo ALL, I just joined this forum today and wanted to say hello to everyone out here and maybe get some help firguring a few things out with the 1999 intrepid which has 104,000 miles and the famous 2.7L ENGINE. I actually bought the car because I liked the way it handled, drove, looked etc....Then after a few days decided to see what kind of furums-reviews-recalls-or anything else about the car I could find online, so after joing this forum and dodgetalk.com forum and reading a few other places online...I think I realized I am taking a gamble with this car and Engine, and that from what has happened to others, like engine totally failing, because of some stupid oil tube design that chrysler/Dodge denies, or others say OIL SLUDGE BUILD UP from not changing oil at every 3,000K...could someday happen to me.
What I dont understand is, a lot of people say the 2.7/intrepids, or any intrepid in general is a Problem car...but while all this is being said., everyday in my travels I see my intrepid cars all over the roads/highways in my daily travels, so not everyone can be having problems< or can they?
I am just wondering how many of you have actually had the ENGINE FAIL and at what mileage was the odometer at when it happened? was there any signs that your engine would be dieing soon or did it just go? I also wanted to know how many miles does all of your intrepids have currently? MIne is a 1999 with 104,000, with only 1 owner before me, and the man claims he changed oil all the time. I do get the OIL LIGHT FLICKERING problem but was thinking of correcting problem with the TSB BULLETIN about changing SENDING UNIT AND ADDING BREATHER TUBE. IT flickers once in awhile, but not everyday.I also noticed that before we got the car, the AC BLOWER would only work on HIGH SPEED, but car dealer replaced a resistor and ithas been working Ok for past week.
so my main question about all of this and this car is " SHOULD I SELL IT ...OR KEEP IT?