My Intrepid is a piece of JUNK!!! - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 6
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
Thumbs up My Intrepid is a piece of JUNK!!!

Let me start from the begining. I used to own a 1968 Charger. It was a great car---- I loved it. But i did sell it. I had been driving Fords since and had real good luck. But when the 1998 Intrepid came out it imediatly caught my eye. I bought one and paid cash for it. It road great and the performance was acceptale for a family car. I was satisified.

I do all my own service on my vehicles and I was keeping up with the service with my new baby. Then the trouble started. Here is the list.

Driver side window would not work. Dealer worked on it every 2-3 months till warantee went out.
Radiator fans went out . $600.00 (out of warentee)
Transmission sensor went out. $155.00
Tie rod ends went out. $160.00
Engine serpentine idler pully went out. $63.00
Right side half shaft /cv-joints went out $160.00
Oil pressure sensor leaking $22.00
Now its burning oil!!!! I cant believe it!!!!!
The front seal on the transmission is leaking also.
Last night my wife came in and told me that the heater motor only runs on high!!!!

I drive my old 1994 F150 and i haven't had this many problems. My truck ha 255,000 miles the Dodge has just over 85,000.

I am not mad but i am very disappointed in the quality of this car. Its a great looking car, but its a mechanical nightmare.

I am actually going to have to rebuild the engine to get the oil burning stopped--- thats a shame.

I don't thik I'll be buying any Chrysler products again.
PDR60 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 01:52 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 386
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
no offense, but you had to join DI.net to tell us how shitty our cars are? we know and accept that there are problems and are just as frustrated as you. if you came for advice or to help, welcome. we're all in the same boat here.
dmckbtrs is offline  
post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 02:39 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Gaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 6,362
Feedback: 8 / 100%
                     
Yes, we are all very aware of the problems that exist with our cars. Every car has its problems though.
"It road great and the performance was acceptale for a family car."
Plus they look sharp. Thats why we love them.
Gaze is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 02:45 PM
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 849
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Was this a SE 2.7 or ES 3.2?

And you can polish a coprolite (a petrified turd).:p
concordia is offline  
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 02:50 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 238
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
Don't compare trucks to cars. My '91 Ram is at about 150K and still on the original tranny with no signs of stopping. Mechanically, this truck is rock solid, just as my '71 Charger. Please don't let your bad experience with one car tarnish your entire view of Dodge, particularly the trucks.

As for my '93 ES, I did have the tranny rebuilt at 125K but nothing else except for AC condensor and other normal wear items. My Intrepid is a very sturdy car and still runs great! I would definitely recommend an Intrepid to anyone looking for space, performance, dependability, and style all in one package!
Intrepidude is offline  
post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 02:54 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,220
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
*sigh*... Let's have a little perspective here:

1.) The Intrepid is not a mechanical nightmare. Your Intrepid may have been one for you, but taken as a whole, the Intrepid is a good car.

2.) 98 was the first year of the 2nd-gen's. Have you ever driven a car/truck which was made in the first year of a particular generation that was without problems?

And yeah.. I too am curious why you joined. Are you here to complain about your car and predict doom for all of ours? Or are you here to get some advice?

If all of us here at dodgeintrepid.net wanted a perfect car, we wouldn't be driving these cars... or any other ones for that matter. This is a forum for Intrepid enthusiasts and those who want information and advice. It is not a gripe and complaint center.

If you're here to do more than just vent, welcome.

If you're here to just whine and complain, please leave. :mad:

Have a nice day.
00ChryslerIntrepid is offline  
post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 03:06 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,220
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
I'm sorry for being blunt in the last post, but people who join just to complain and harass those of us who like our cars really annoy me. It's like going to an NAACP convention and yelling the N-word... just to get a rise out of everybody.

My apologies if you're not here to just complain and/or harass.
00ChryslerIntrepid is offline  
post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 03:09 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,574
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by 00ChryslerIntrepid
*sigh*... Let's have a little perspective here:

1.) The Intrepid is not a mechanical nightmare. Your Intrepid may have been one for you, but taken as a whole, the Intrepid is a good car.

2.) 98 was the first year of the 2nd-gen's. Have you ever driven a car/truck which was made in the first year of a particular generation that was without problems?

And yeah.. I too am curious why you joined. Are you here to complain about your car and predict doom for all of ours? Or are you here to get some advice?

If all of us here at dodgeintrepid.net wanted a perfect car, we wouldn't be driving these cars... or any other ones for that matter. This is a forum for Intrepid enthusiasts and those who want information and advice. It is not a gripe and complaint center.

If you're here to do more than just vent, welcome.

If you're here to just whine and complain, please leave. :mad:

Have a nice day.
I can apprieciate your loyalty to DC, but man, the term "broken record" comes to mind when reading a lot of your posts latley.
TehKing is offline  
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 03:15 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,220
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by LHSer


I can apprieciate your loyalty to DC, but man, the term "broken record" comes to mind when reading a lot of your posts latley.
Certain times of the day are usually responsible for most emotional outbursts I have. It is not related to any particular sugar, caffeine, or other food deficit or surplus.

It's not necessarily about loyalty to DC... it's more about posting the right stuff in the right place.

Q. What's the right place?

A. Where it will be the most effective and where you're likely to hear from people who share your belief or experience; using the N-word at Strom Thurmond's next birthday party, for example.

Last edited by 00ChryslerIntrepid; 02-11-2003 at 03:27 PM.
00ChryslerIntrepid is offline  
post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 03:20 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,574
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by 00ChryslerIntrepid
Certain times of the day are usually responsible for most emotional outbursts I have. It is not related to any particular sugar, caffeine, or other food deficit or surplus.
LMFAO!
TehKing is offline  
post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 04:05 PM
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,133
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
my 94 LHS's engine went kaput aproximately 10 hours after i bought her, since then I've just been staring at it until my engine gets replaced. Most people would be pissed, but I still love the car. I justlook at it this way, it had a new tranny when I bought it, new brakes, lines, hoses, belts, filters, fluids, and when the engines done it will have a new engine... I'll pretty much have a mostly new car for under 6000 bucks...
IntrepidLHS is offline  
post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 6
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
Sorry for the rant, but it seems that if we are spending the kind of money we;; we should be getting a better product. This thing is a mousquito killer. Has anyone had this kind of a failure so early in the engine life. I mean, It looks like its going to be at least a valve job. But then again if I have to that far in I might as well pull the whole engine and get the rest.

Come to think of it; if I am going to do that I would just as soon pull the power team and go through both.

Its just disheartening to look out in the garage and see that georgous car with so many problems. I will complain but then again I'll fix it.

By the way its the 2.7 engine and I'll let you know how she looks when I get into it and start mic-ing it out
PDR60 is offline  
post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 6
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
BY the way. Thanks for listening......... its just frustrating......
PDR60 is offline  
post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 04:49 PM
Intrepid Modder
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Shawano, WI
Posts: 562
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Ahh the joys of buying a USED car. Dodge makes wonderful engines and its usually the tranny that will go before the engine needs any major work. THe previous owner probably didnt maintain the engine very well.
Sk8-4ever is offline  
post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 04:50 PM
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 995
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Sorry to here about the problems, I've had my 95 for a year now and done no major work to it, and it's got 178 000km on it. I have heard the the early 2.7L were not the greatest engines. but you also have to remember that 98 was the first year of the new style, and every body always have problem with the new year designs, sorta the one that they have to shake all the bugs out of, that's way some wait to buy it the next year.
BCintrepid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome