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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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OK, so it is about time to put up some pictures of my Treps


2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T

Bought in May 2007. Had 37,000 miles on it. Previous owner had windows tinted and applied wood overlays to the dash and various other areas, which I will keep for the time being. I am thinking (but just thinking at this time) to revert back to the stock dash panels. While the Carfax report was clean, I suspect that there was some front and rear bumper damage that had been repaired (or the bumpers were replaced). There were some slightly misaligned panels, especially in the front, to a lesser degree in the rear, the foglights were NOT plugged in, and one of the headlights seems newer compared to the other one. Headlight switch was bad (replaced).

Modifications done so far:
- Wood grain dash by previous owner
- Window tint by previous owner
- replaced the cheap looking plastic sail speaker covers with the metal Infinity logo covers (it is an Infinity system anyway...)
- Upgraded the door speakers
- Installed trunk lid liner to give the trunk a more finished look
- Installed Heavy Duty Rear Sway Bar
- Black/Chrome Concorde Gauges

Future modifications:
- Rear Speakers
- Cold Air Intake
- Front Sway Bar
- OTIS to EVIC switch

On to the pictures (more exterior shots to come shortly)
























2002 Dodge Intrepid SE

Bought the car new in May of 2002. It has been my daily driver for the last 5 years, served me very, very well. The only problems encountered were the lousy front brake rotors (on the third set) and at about 70 - 80,000 miles, a fuel vapor tube issue that a local shop took care of and problems with an O2 sensor. Soon after I moved into my house in 2002, I managed to break off the left outside mirror on the garage door frame (The Treps have about 2 inches to spare on each side when pulling through the garage doors.....). This car has been the most reliable car I have ever owned (Volvo 144, Toyoto Corolla, Toyota Celica, Audi 80, Cadillac Coupe Deville, GMC P/U Truck, Ford Bronco II, Chevy 1500 P/U). I haven't even had a flat tire in it yet (the spare still has the 'fuzz' on the tread). It has also coincidentally been the only NEW car I ever owned. It is now my son's daily driver (and first car...). It now has about 110,000 miles on it, of which 4,200 by my son

Modifications Done So Far:
- Otis
- Auto Dim Mirror
- Black/Chrome Concorde Gauges
- Door Speakers upgraded
- Rear Speakers upgraded
- Ipod hook up installed

Future Modifications
none planned at this time

Pictures courtesy of my son Joe. Done in a rush, after we changed the spark plugs (original set with 108,000 miles still looked very good...) and the camera ran out of juice before he could get a couple better outside ones and some interior shots. One good thing about the lower quality pictures: you can't see the chips, scratches and dings very well....



The vanity plate (IRN MAID) refers to one of his favorite bands (Iron Maiden)



Standard SE wheels, but for a standard base wheel it is still a very good looking design


The two bumper stickers refer to the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX), our favorite domestic vacation spot and to Confederatica Helvetica (CH), the official abbreviation for Switzerland. (Yes, we are Confederates...). While this car was never driven in Europe, it was a requirement for the longest time in Europe to show your national code on the back of your car if you traveled abroad. That changed when the EU came about. Now the national code is generally incorporated into the license plate.





Interior upgrades: OTIS, Auto Dim Mirror, Concorde Black/Chrome Gauges (like the R/T) and the stock center consol (clearer ones to follow...):




Cleaning Day: both cars washed, wax applied, but not yet buffed. Unfortunately, I was done WAY too late to add the 'after' pictures.... One of the rare occasions when I am 'allowed' to keep both of them in the garage.



2002 Intrepid R/T, silver - 141,xxx miles
1979 Magnum XE, scarlett and grey (OSU) - 138,xxx miles
R.I.P. Kyle G Meyer - only the good die young

Last edited by chiefload; 10-22-2007 at 06:58 AM. Reason: Added cluster at night, interior pix for the SE and of the Crusader Wheels on the RT
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 07:47 PM
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Sweet..... Nice looking R/T you got there!!! That silver is soooo nice looking on a car :multi:
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Nice! That 'corde cluster looks pretty cool with the wood dash kit.
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Awesum and clean ride!!!
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Very nice and super clean.
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Looking good bro. That was a great buy. 37k miles is nothing for a 2002. You will have that car a long time if you keep it up. again, nice Trep!
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NICE CAR! I like it a lot.
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Very clean looking ride. I'm a fan o' the silver. The wood thing I never really got, but that wasn't your call anyway. Otherwise, you've got a great looking trep there. Nice low mileage too.
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Thanks all. Yeah, I'm not sure about the wood grain that the previous owner put in (I actually used that argument in the negotations about the price and I think I got a few hundred off just for that). As I said, I'm thinking about changing it back to the stock black. Before I bought this one, I was test driving (among others) a Saturn Aura XR. Black, with the Morroccan Brown interior... Looked VERY classy... But there was a distinct difference with the 'class' since it was designed to be a mix with black and brown. So, it came across better in the Aura than just an overlay kit in the Trep. Ultimately, I decided to get the Trep for 1/3 of the price of the Aura. Never know though, maybe the next car could be an Aura XR...

I do have to clean up the outside a bit more, then post more exterior pictures.

And to the mileage: yep, 37,000 for a 5 year old car was a good find... So, maybe it will still be below 100,000 when it is 9 or so years old. Funny thing about the MPG on the OTIS: when I first got it, it showed about 18.5 (remember previous owner lived in NYC, likely more city vs highway driving...). Within about 2,000 miles, it had gone up to 20.4, despite the lousy Northern Virginia traffic... But I suspect that's where it will likely stay for some time to come...

2002 Intrepid R/T, silver - 141,xxx miles
1979 Magnum XE, scarlett and grey (OSU) - 138,xxx miles
R.I.P. Kyle G Meyer - only the good die young
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You should reset the OTIS MPG so it's not averaging the old drivers numbers in with yours. It's an ongoing average, with his factored in. It would more quickly give you a more accurate picture.
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Looking good! Now you need one of Hank's polished SS overlays on that shifter knob to bring it even more upscale! Contact wire2(Hank) on here to get one or kcarlos has one already to go in his FS/Mod trading out thread.
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car looks awesome man!

I actually kinda like the wood overlay... its nice and dark, and I think that looks classy...
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very nice ride. i like the cord cluster.
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Updated with some pictures of the SE, with explanations.... More to come.....
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They both look great, now get some goddamn pics of the outside of the R/T!!
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