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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
#3380 of 3457 Re: Dodge Intrepid "vmode" [rnittany]
Aug 03, 2009 (10:14 pm)
I too have wasted untold hours on finding out what this VMODE crap is. If it is indeed also called the "AutoStick," according to my 1997 Intrepid manual (pg. 109-110 for anyone who still has theirs) the VMODE can be found on both the center console AND on the column. However, this does not necessarily mean (again, according to the manual) that if your car as the shift on the column that it is the 19 mpg Intrepid. The shift on the column is considered having an auto stick when it looks like this:
P R N D 1 2 3 4
(Sorry but I'm no graphic artist!) My column shift does NOT have the above (Just has P R N D 3) so according to the manual I do not have the VMODE, and thus have the 18 mpg car, which contradicts your info (not ragging on you, just letting you know what I've found).
As far as the center console goes, the manual states:
The autostick position is just below the Overdrive Position and is identified by the A/S symbol.
Imagine the 'graphic' below as the template that sits next to your gear shift in the center console:
- Autostick +
So I would assume this is the console with the VMODE. Thus, it goes left to right and is the 19 mpg. car.
I hope this didn't muddle things further...(the funniest thing is that I don't think this car EVER got 18mpg, even on a Kansas highway).
If you would like me to scan a pic of this page & attach it as an email I would be glad to. Reply to this message w/your address and I'll try to get to it ASAP.
#3381 of 3457 Re: Dodge Intrepid "vmode" [rdr3]
Aug 04, 2009 (5:53 am)
The VMODE is the one that qualifies...
Go to cars.gov or fueleconomy.gov.
#3382 of 3457 Re: Dodge Intrepid "vmode" [ebvb]
Aug 04, 2009 (9:25 am)
Sorry, it DOES NOT QUALIFY: (Info accessed at 1:22 PM, August 4, 2009)
Info from web site copied DIRECTLY below: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/CarsResult1.jsp?column=1&id=13626
Select Your Trade-in Vehicle
Model Year: 1997
Automatic 4-spd, 6 cyl, 3.5 L, Regular Gasoline, (FFS) , VMODE CLKUP
Engine Size 3.5 L
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Options (FFS), VMODE CLKUP
Vehicle Category Passenger Car
Combined MPG 19
Qualifies for CARS? No. Your trade-in must have a Combined MPG rating of 18 MPG or less to qualify.
#3383 of 3457 Re: Dodge Intrepid "vmode" [rdr3]
Aug 09, 2009 (5:49 pm)
So VMODE makes it qualify for 1996 but makes it not qualify for 1997? Can anyone make sense of this?
#3385 of 3457 Re: Love my 2000 Intrepid [ricemaroni]
Aug 12, 2009 (5:02 am)
Rice: Do you have a 2.7L or 3.2L? I have a 1999 3.2. I bought it new. Now with 142,000 miles. 3000 miles (religiously) oil changes and about every 25000 transmission fluid and filter changes (make sure they use ATF4!). I've been using Purolator Pure One filters only.
Highway mileage is great on these cars.
#3386 of 3457 Re: Uh-oh...oil pressure light. [andre1969]
Sep 11, 2009 (1:47 am)
just bought another used intrepid with a 2.7...why i dont know but anyway after adding or changing oil, the 2.7's are touchy on the oil level...half quart over or under will trigger the light at idle and a tiny touch of gas will turn it off...check oil, ill bet you have to add a quart or drain one
Sep 11, 2009 (1:56 am)
1st was a 98 2.7 burned oil and after 10k got an intermediate knock at idle, (garage didnt know what was cause a knock to come and go) now i have a 2001 and is starting to burn oil, i know there is top end trouble and sludge with these motors but im wondering if anybody knew exactly what is going on cuz im willing to bet that in 10k i will get that knock in this motor too... just incase i picked up a 98 for parts (good motor) but wondering if a 98 will fit a 2001, i think there is a bit of screwing around with the EGR but not sure...ANY COMMENTS PLEASE!!!!
#3388 of 3457 Re: Painting TPO Fascia & Bumpers [bvreeland]
Sep 11, 2009 (2:16 am)
you probably got the car painted by now but just thought id add... i used a TPO adhesion promoter then as soon as it was tacky sprayed on the match color paint (made by napa and peridot sales where im to) then 2 clear coats and i cant tell the difference in the rest of the car