My one complaint with the car is the Automatic Climate Control (ACC) system. I love it except for one irritating thing...there is no capability for venting air from the outside.
I have a sunroof and I like to feel fresh air when I drive. Unfortunately you have to engage the ACC for air through the vents. This sort of "irritation" would probably be endemic to all DCX cars with ACC.
There are probably a host of other "design" changes that folks would make that would make sense, but they probably would change the "character" of the car.
DCX has created a real winner with the Intrepid.
I hate the black plastic in the front bumper that is on the ES and R/T's, but with the 2002's it will be painted. 2 years too late for me though Oh well, other than that I can't really complain too much.
yeah the thing i would love to change is the rear windows, i want them to go all the way down. I was wondering if anyone knows if we can make this rear window go all the way down. is this possible to do??
heh it has nothing to do with any sort of laws or safety regulations. the windows in the back dont go down all the way simply because all that window can't fit in the door. just look at them. lots of smaller cars have this problem, but with the size of this beast its surprising they didnt figure out a way to make ours go all the way down.
that would be a small complaint of mine, but since i'm in the drivers seat, screw whoevers sitting in the back =]
its the noise factor that bothers me the most. i spent about 100 dollars and some serious effort inside my trunk pulling out all the lining and dynamatting the whole trunk and trunk lid. and its still loud if i leave my back seats down.
I don't know about the federal law and back windows going all the way down. But Fords Crown victoria back windows go all the way down . But if i could change on thing on my car it would be to replace the V6 with a V8. And "IF" i had a second thing to change it would be the rear speaker setup... B/C I can't hardly hear the the rear 6x9's. it's B/C of the thick padding on the rear dashboard. G
Like David2376 said, If you look at the bottom of the back door, they can't go down all the way. The curvature of the bottom prevents it. The door line goes right through where the window would be in a fully down position
As for the Crown Vics...my Dad has one and it only goes down halfway also...different year?
Man are you guys waaay off! The thing to change is the gearing! My R/T is good for something like 140 MPH, may never see that fast, but if the gear ratio were changed by like 10% the sucker would go 0-60 a bunch quicker and still go fast enough to qualify for perf tires. That's MY $.02
I agree with DON. Maybe boosting the low end torque so it pulls better from the start.
I find it quite sluggish for the first 5-6 seconds and those little ricers seem to putt-putt just fine off the mark.
That is what I would change!!
Oh, you asked whay else? Well for 520 bucks, better speakers. Better clearcoat finish so it deosn't swirl as bad and besides everybody elses comments thats it.
Oh well, that is more than just only 1.