Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Ontario, Canada
well, the 1997 was the last model year for the first generation Intrepid. The 3.3L engine is a solid, reliable engine. You should have few problems with it. Also, the 3.3L version has few transmission problems as well.
Intrepids have few body/rust problems. The only thing you really need to pay attention to are the suspension and steering components (tie rod ends, ball joints, etc.)
The Intrepid is a great car. Enjoy your new purchase, and welcome to the boards!