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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
#406 of 3457 1997 Intrepid?
Oct 15, 2000 (4:07 am)
Hey folks, I am looking to buy a used car. I was looking at a 1997 Dodge Intrepid. It has 31,000 miles, V6, 3.3liter. The price I was originally quoted was $9,100 but I just talked with the salesman and he lowered the price to $8,400. If I or someone else does not buy it by next Friday, he is taking it to an auction. Also, this car has never been owned, it was a dealer vehicle. First, is this a decent car with good reliability? Second, is the price I am getting a fair one? If I do purchase this car, should I get the Dodge or any extended warranty? Thank you in advance!
#407 of 3457 That questions and technical advice web site...
Oct 17, 2000 (11:16 pm)
That questions and technical advice web site...
I have also looked for a good Dodge web site to ask questions and technical advice, opinions, etc. The best site I have found is www.moparchat.com This site is clearly the best in quality, with over 60,000 posts! Good luck either way Trevor!
#408 of 3457 Anyone Still Here??
Oct 21, 2000 (3:36 am)
Man, it's quiet in here!!
#409 of 3457 Squeeks, Rattles, Moans
Oct 21, 2000 (12:27 pm)
Hi everyone --
I'm on my second Chrysler vehicle (specifically, a 1996 Dodge Intrepid), which I bought here in sunny FLAT Florida new with 11 miles on it.
About 3 months after purchase, I began to notice that the body parts and interior materials seemed to make a lot of noise....they squeak, they rattle, the door panels "moan" when you press your leg against them. The dealer had zero resolutions for me other than "try putting some shims under the plastic pieces". Over the years, the problem has gotten worse, and the car now makes more noise than the 75 year old wood floors in my historic old house. I have test driven a new Intrepid (2000 STD), and it was just as loose and poorly-built as my 1996 in regard to fit and finish.
I don't recommend Chrysler for anyone who plans to keep their car for a while and try to resell. Every buyer I've had look at my car has noticed the noise, and I'm pretty sure I'll just have to trade in.
I'm going back to a Buick LeSabre as soon as possible. Sorry, but I'm out of the Chrysler ownership game.
Oct 21, 2000 (5:00 pm)
boy, sqeaks and rattles sure don't jive with my intrepid experiences (96, 98 and 00). i haven't driven a new lesabre but did drive the previous generation. if you are into a marshmallow ride and the geriatric look and feel, than the lesabre won't disappoint!
Oct 21, 2000 (5:14 pm)
Also if you don't like visiting the dealer all the time for repairs, the LeSabre won't disappoint either!!
Oct 21, 2000 (5:22 pm)
maybe, fastdriver...my uncle's 97 hasn't been a bastion of quality...
Oct 21, 2000 (5:37 pm)
NEITHER has my 99 300M!!! FAR from it considering it was car of the year, top 10 best and Chrysler's "flagship" model!
Oct 21, 2000 (6:18 pm)
we "ALL" know about it...fastdriver.
Oct 21, 2000 (8:09 pm)
Just want to make sure no one forgets!