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Question Getting a 2003 Intrepid SE 3.5L GOOD IDEA?

I'm thinking about getting a 3.5L V6 Intrepid SE (2003) for $3,500

It's got 85,000 miles on it.

Is this a good deal and should I look out for anything when I go see it?

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EDIT: Looking around this forum it appears to be the SXT model. Would that be correct? Also: too bad it's gold :(

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If it is an SXT it seems to be a good price but hard to say blindly without knowing condition and options

If it is a SE with a 3.5 find out why they swapped the motor at such low miles
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If it is an SXT it seems to be a good price but hard to say blindly without knowing condition and options

If it is a SE with a 3.5 find out why they swapped the motor at such low miles
It doesn't have spoiler and such, so I think it's SE.

You seem to imply that the 3.5L isn't an option for SE's...but then why does KELLY BLUE BOOK have SE 3.5L as an option if it wasn't then?

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How come its so cheap?? Just look around a little bit and see whats wrong with it. thats an amazing price though. the one om looking at has 75k on it and the guy wants 6k for it.
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Spoiler was an option on any model, look at the front end of the car, if it does not have fogs it's a 2003 SE

Even better give us a pic so we can tell you what it is, until then we are still guessing blindly what it is
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How come its so cheap?? Just look around a little bit and see whats wrong with it. thats an amazing price though. the one om looking at has 75k on it and the guy wants 6k for it.
Yeah, but for the SXT or R/T??? I don't think this one is the SXT or R/T. It's just a standard SE with the nice engine.

I'll still take it though I think....just thought I'd post about it here to see what to look out for. Going in 20 minutes to see it.

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Well crap you can't really see the front. But thanks for the info about the fog lights.

So there is no SE's that came w/ a 3.5L like kbb.com implies? KBB is also wrong cuz they list SXT as default w/ spoiler+ extras though.

I'll post the pics in my next post...I gotta have 5?
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PICS ON NEXT POST! Sorry if this is bad to do this but i'm in time crunch....
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Thats an SE, Looks like it underwent a motor swap, And your sure it has the 3.5, Correct?
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Yep. Well crap....dunno what to think now.
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Yea, all SE's came with a 2.7 as far as I know, Not sure why KBB would list the 3.5 as an option.

Also be sure to check the mileage, The odometer may read 85k but the motor may have more/less miles.
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You sure they listed the motor correctly in the ad? It probably has a 2.7, and if not.....the car may have a lot of mileage on it (a lot more than advertised). I don't trust Craigslist listings AT ALL.



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hey reds, why not go for this one? Higher miles but less confusion. Change the timing belt and be good to go...

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/car/753872057.html
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You really dont see any R/T and SXT models anymore, but damn i would love to have an SXT tho. 250 Horse and a nice 3.5 HO engine.
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