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165,000 miles. Three engines. One stop sign. One Ford Explorer. One ditch. One garage door. One metal trash can.
This R/T has been through hell and back. And even though the (newest) engine only has 85,000 miles on it, the entire car hit 165,000 today. Originally, back in 1998, my parents picked up an ES with every additional option you could think of. For whatever reason, they had it on lease, which was weird because they bought every car new before that.
Well, time came to pay the difference or hand it back, and they handed it back. I still remember the car quite a bit. Great ride, great features, but nothing I got to experience first hand as I was still too young to drive.
My parents were so pleased with their first Intrepid (and Dodge experience for that matter), that they went up and picked up the one you see above. My mom wanted options, but since my dad was signing it, he wanted something with power, so alas, they settled on the R/T.
They drove it a lot. I finally got my permit, and this was the car I learned how to drive on. I drove a Jeep for traffic school, but something about the Intrepid I fell in love with. Finally, my liscense came, and I wanted the car. I saved up money for a new car, but all along I really wanted the R/T.
I blew the first engine. I did a lot of stupid shit in one night (and every other time I drove it), and finally, it gave. We replaced the 1st with the 2nd, and no one told me about breaking it in. I smoked the Civic before the next one bit the dust. I also managed to hit a stop sign. Daddy thankfully covered my ass on that one.
The third engine came, and so did the miles. My dad finally got a car for his retirement: a 2-seater Mercedes SLK 320. The R/T I paid $1,500 for and they handed over the keys.
I love this car. I've added a system, had Ibeata add the keyring, and I ordered the R/T on back. Besides that, this car hasn't had anything touched because it's been so good. So, without further ado, here's the rest:
- 300m cluster
- Painted brake lights
- Chrome handles
- Added new Infinity components and high-end infinity rear speakers and a new Alpine head unit