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After having my '02 taken from me on Christmas Eve, I pursued the idea of getting a Charger, but over time I realized I was happy with my Intrepid and, financially, it was a better plan. That night I found a dealership selling a used '00 model with less than 30k miles on it.

Immediately I set about cleaning it up, fixing the weatherstripping, adding an RKE, and came across a complete set of ES wheels. Decided to finally do the car some justice with a nice photo and decided to share. Have to put my camera to use ever so often.


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Nice.

BTW, the USA is a big place. Care to narrow it down a bit? State or at least region?
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Nice looking, think you still have to do the timing belt and water pump, looks Great tho.
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good looking trep. have fun with the mods
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Nice looking, think you still have to do the timing belt and water pump, looks Great tho.
Actually, that would be a timing chain (it's a 2.7) and I wouldn't do it.
It has less than 30k miles on it.

I would keep the oil changed and keep a very close watch on the coolant.

Being a 2.7, it will need lots of TLC.
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Very clean car! Sorry to hear about your old one being stolen.

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Nice looking, think you still have to do the timing belt and water pump, looks Great tho.
You're thinking of the 3.2/5. The 2.7 uses a timing chain.
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Nice.

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Nice looking, think you still have to do the timing belt and water pump, looks Great tho.
From what I have read/been told, the pump needs to be changed every 60-80k (opinion varies) and it needs to use full synthetic oil due to the crankcase ventilation system sludging regular oil. As for the timing chain, I can't find anything specific about when it or the tensioners need to be replaced. I'll read into it.

I will, however, be keeping an eye on the coolant using a marker of some sort and I'll check it ever so often and moreso as I approach 60k+. I hear you can check the oil dipstick as well and if it turns milky that can be a sign of the water pump.

This is all just personal research on the 2.7 So if I am mistaken, please let me know
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I believe its a combination of mileage and age of the vehicle. Mileage may be low, but age doesn't go down unfortunately.

Looks sharp other wise!!
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I believe its a combination of mileage and age of the vehicle. Mileage may be low, but age doesn't go down unfortunately.

Looks sharp other wise!!
Very true and I appreciate the comment!

Thankfully the car was purchased by a woman who was 65 at the time. It's only had one owner. I got a gem, I think. However, while I intend on doing as much of the maintenance on my own as possible (and using the junk yard for practice runs), I plan on taking it in for a full inspection/once over.
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