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#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!
#416 of 3457 revenuerob and emale
Oct 22, 2000 (10:31 pm)
Itīs a free world,make your best choice,but I donīt think a Lesabre is any better,in fact I agree with emale,I havenīt had your problems with my two Intrepids.
I DO AGREE with you with your posts,specially the last ones!
Oct 23, 2000 (12:10 am)
I'll keep telling it in the hopes that I can spare others the grief that I've experienced for the past 28 months! So, if you don't want to hear it or read it, just skip right by!
Oct 23, 2000 (12:19 am)
from all the posts i've seen at edmunds...it appears to me that the kinda grief you've had is rather limited...
very informative post...too bad it applies to maybe the 93-through early 95 intrepids. later models are a different breed, having owned three of them gives me the right to say that...