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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-21-2006, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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So what made you get the Trep, or other LH?

Just curious. Why an Intrepid, Concorde, 300m, LHS? How long have you owned it and how many miles? Always been a Dodge fan?

I bought it as part of a buisness venture. Glad I did. 20,000 miles so far, great car, no regrets. Extensive work done, but worth it. My 'Trep will live to a ripe old age. Have had mostly Toyotas for the last 5 years, but love Dodge, and still have a '93 Dodge Ram 350, with the Cummins since '97. Also owned a '99 Dakota, an '87 Omni, and a '77 Tradesman van. My dad had a '70 Roadrunner a few years back, and an 80 something Diplomat. Grandma had a '74 Imperial, but it had to be put to rest, being from the rust belt.

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Needed a daily driver. 900.00 and only 60K miles on the clock. Just needed headlights and the hood repaired.
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Needed something cheap and dependable and i needed it quick and it was right across the street. 174k as of tonight.
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well had to get rid of my lemon 89 taurus. pos car. grandpa gave me his 95 corde with 14,444 miles on the odometer in 2000. as of yesterday i just hit 27,002 miles. Hope the car will outlast me thats for sure. put 13000 miles on it in 6 yrs. lolol. not bad. car is still a baby. lol
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Had a 93 dynasty that was falling apart. Friends dad used to own Koller Dodge, told him I was looking for a used car and they found the trep that one of the mechanics friends just swapped the 2.7 to a 3.5. He told me about the car and brought it home so I could look at it, went and got the loan the next day. 136000k on the chassis, 68k on the 3.5
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I have always loved these cars. Now I am on my 4th(don't think there are too many of us!)

I think it started back in 92 when seeing prototypes and all of the press photos, that was when I was just about driving age. Then in late 92 there was a brand new one on display at the local fair....I knew then I would have one, I took me until 96 to aquire it but then it was all she wrote, now 4 later.
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I needed a dependable car, at the time I was driving a Mark VIII, but it had lots of problems. I had a baby on the way so I went car shopping with a babyseat so that I could find one with enough room in the backseat to make it easy to get the babyseat in and out. The salesman showed me a Sable and an Intrepid. After test driving the 2 the decision was pretty simple.

Problem was, I really had my heart set on a 300m at the time and couldn't find one in my price range. After I bought the car I got online to find out how to keep my Trep on the road as long as possible. I found this site and discovered how many 300m parts just bolt on and....well, just look at my sig, you can see what I'm doing now.
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married mine. The wife got it after having her 87 grand am die on her with 207,000 miles on it. If it was up to me, I would have had her get a full size GM w/ the 3800 engine.

Still would trade it for a full size GM because of reliability. I have sunk way more money in this car in the past 3 years than I have in my 94 Olds 88 in hte past 4. This car has made me leary of even buying a Dodge again.

On the plus side, it is a comfortable car and has great styling. (looks better than the Olds anyways :P )

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My dad was in the Navy and was driving a 1980 Chevette. When he was stationed in VA. he didn't trust the POS Chevette to drive back in forth to Charleston. So he rented a 95 trep and drove it down. The next time he came down he rented a 95 Vision. they liked both the trep and the vision so much they got the Trep from a local dodge dealer here in Summerville. it was also a rental with 32,000 miles on it. So now flash foward 9 years to 2004. I was driving a 1987 Camaro, and is was killing me in gas. I came home one day to wash my car when my mom told me she was getting a new car so I beged them to give me the trep. so they did and I have love it. I now have 214,000 miles on her. This is also the car I learned to drive in.

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My dad bought my car new. I loved it from the day he got it. When my shitbox cavalier bought the ranch and I needed a car right away he told me I could buy the intrepid if I wanted it. I wasn't going to find anything else that I liked so much for the price, and I knew the entire history of the car so it was an easy decision for me. Plus, it gave my old man an excuse to buy his hemi ram
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My dad got a brand spankin' new black Intrepid ES back in 1993 when his company car contract ended. I really liked it, so I bought my 94 in 05', sold it and a year later bought my 95.
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my dad bought it new and drove it for 4 months. He then gave it to me when i was I started grade 12 since he got a free company car. He later bought his silhouette in 03.

So i basically got my trep for free and i love it so far, once i get into dentistry im getting my g35 and that will be a whole new chapter HEHE... Its really funny cause my dad still likes the trep and takes it out every so often.
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I was driving a 92 T-Bird that was far from stock, and it was a bitch to get around in the winter. So when I started my new job and needed a four door, I decided rather then getting something like a BMW 5 series, I would go with something front wheel drive that would still be fun to drive. After test driving several years of Seville I saw my all black Intrepid, and realized that of all the treps Iíd seen, it really looked completely different in black, so I took it for a test drive. Of course mine had already had the cam job and exhaust work done, so not only did it sound better then the caddyís (because of course despite them having a nice V8, you caddy made it so you couldnít hear it at all), itís handling and overall driving feel was much less dull, and thanks to them both having a lot of power loss in the drive line, straight line performance really wasnít that much less with the Intrepid. So I figured Iíd just buy the trep, which cost several thousand less then the Seville, and I havenít regretted the decision once. (Even when I found out that the intrepid wasnít all that great in the snow either.)
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My wife was driving a 91 Grand Am w/ a knock. On a rare day she agreed to go look at cars w/ me on a weekend (she HATES to go on a car lot). We test drove the 95 LHS, she loved it but not the price, so we walked out. 3 weeks later that knock became a pounding and a huge pool of coolant. So we went out looking again but nothing matched what we would get on the LHS. Tried the same lot and it was still sitting there. Over a grand knocked off the price and we drove it outta there. Over 60k miles later and it's still running (with some issues). She still loves it.
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i needed a winter car since my other car was more of a sumer only car. i wanted a nice sedan so i could fit people in it and i was looking for something relatively cheap. and having already liked chrysler cars i started looking at what they had in my price range. i had already owned a shitty plymouth breeze so i wanted something a little nicer. So i started looking at intrepids and i found a great deal on a high mileage 2000 ES that was almost fully loaded and in great shape so i bought.
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