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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
#654 of 3457 Just took delivery last night
Mar 27, 2001 (7:13 am)
Picked up my new 2001 Intrepid SE last night. It is black with charcoal interior. I totally love this car!!!! Believe me when I tell you I am picky. Comming out of a BMW 528i lease into this
without looking back. I think the value of this car is outstanding. I'm astounded by the quality.
I want to live in the backseat and sleep in the trunk. Dealership experience was first class all the way through at TriState Toyota Dodge in Dudley MA.
#655 of 3457 davos2 and tempron
Mar 30, 2001 (12:28 am)
These and the kinda things, Please keep the good things coming. I love to hear about the best car Dodge has ever blessed consumers with, other than the Viper and the Caravan of course, lol.
Mar 30, 2001 (3:18 am)
Nope, not opinion, conjecture or flawed logic. Take a look at the AMC and Premier sections of www.allpar.com (a DaimlerChrysler enthusiast site) and you'll see exactly the same documentation.
#657 of 3457 To update you
Mar 30, 2001 (8:42 am)
Day five with the 2001 Black SE. Luv it more each day. The car is perfect so far. It's even good in the snow for crying out loud! Why does the Edmunds new car description say this car is overly noisy? It is quiet to me. I also disagree that the interior materials seem cheap. The base sound system is so much better than the one in the BMW 528i, that thing was a total joke. I am so pleased with the fit and finish of this car. I will keep updating.....
Apr 01, 2001 (5:21 pm)
Cong. on your car. I agree that Edmund's has some inaccurate info about some cars. I rented an Int. for a week when I was in FL. It was great and quite. When they say noisy, I don't know what they are comparing with?
I wrecked my Accord 2 weeks back. I am driving my wifes car but eventually I need one so I am waiting for 0% . I might get maroon color ( or whatever they call it). I am also considering Buick Century or Chevy Impala. I am kinda sick for Honda or Toyota. They are good cars but, they are boring.
Apr 01, 2001 (6:55 pm)
I took the 2K rebate instead of the Chrysler finance deal since Chase gave me 6.89% for 60 months. I wish that the Dodge dealer was the my first stop. Car shopped for one full week. Drove a Taurus: Nice but boring, Impala: Boring but nice, Avalon: Big, expensive and boring, LeSabre: Made wierd noise during test drive, bye bye. Saab 9-5: Quite enticing and pricey and a very scary salesman. Subaru LL Bean Outback: Wife has 96 Outback and we love it, this new one is fabulous but just did'nt do it for me. Grand Marquis: Really felt like old technology to me and another scary salesman. Finally, the Intrepid..this was the only car that exicited me, I felt the need to buy it after test drive without reservation. This is the first American brand I've owned since my first brand new car: 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE. Let me tell you something, that car started falling apart the moment I pulled into my driveway. A piece of plastic seat trim snagged on my pants and ripped right off. Every week something went wrong with that car. Headlights would not pop up, speedometer died, electrical problems, then the grand finally: Clutch went at 16K. Maybe that was my fault since I was a rather aggressive driver at 23 years old. Anyway, I vowed never to buy American again. (never say never). Subsequently bought: 1989 Saab 900: Fit the bill fresh with my MBA degree and off to brokerage training on Wall Street (glad not to be in that biz anymore) Next, 1994 Saab 900: One of the first cars off the line for model re-do. Lot's of quality problems, timing belt went at about 5K. Then the Bimmer. All the positive comments you'll ever hear about this car are true. You get your money's worth as a $46,000 car should deliver. Hope my life story (regarding cars) is not as boring as the week of test drive experiences were.
#660 of 3457 Hello Old Friends....
Apr 03, 2001 (6:59 am)
Hey Gang. It's been a while. Just wanted to bring you up to speed on my 2000 Intrepid ES. On February 13th, an elderly neighbor ran a stop sign and we "met by accident". In what can only be described as "precision driving"--she ran the stop sign and I impacted her Dodge Caravan in the mid section. Yup--we put the "T" in "T-Bone". Luckily neither of us was going more than 30 mph. Thankfully my airbags didn't deploy and neither of us was hurt--the impact clearly looked worse than it felt.
My Intrepid was just returned to me yesterday. God how I"ve missed her! The 2001 SE rental kept my memories intact--even it was the "little sister with the nice personality" compared to my buxom Steel Blue bomb shell. Can you tell I'm glad to have her back? Turns out that the impact did a fair amount of damage to the front unibody. The front frame rails had to be removed, new ones installed and the unibody realigned. It was strange to see my car, sans front third--engine and transaxle lying nearby, at the shop. Fortunately, she drives and rides well. I was assured by the service manager that I wouldn't need to "quietly trade it" due to drivibility issues. So far no rattles, creaks or other problems. Total bill covered by my stop sign runner was $10,500.00 dollars--without my 6 weeks of rental car fees.
Total mileage right now is 18,300--still no problems other than my CD player which skipped and was replaced. Front seat track was replaced early on as well because of free play. Still very much enjoying my car. Mileage is still holding steady at high 17's to low 18's in town. The SE with 2.7 was a bit better at 19.5 to 20 intown. But I'll sacrifice that for the low end torque of my 3.2. Hope all is well with you...
#661 of 3457 One More Thing....
Apr 03, 2001 (7:02 am)
Anybody heard from our old colleague Email? If you're out there watching buddy....you're missed!
#662 of 3457 OK...One More--"One More Thing"... Tires..
Apr 03, 2001 (7:07 am)
No, I"m not trying to make up for my absence in one sitting. Question is tires.. My GA's are fading rapidly--expect I'll get about 30,000 or so out of them--which is about what I expected. Has anyone tried, researched or seen the new Goodyear Aquatred 3?
Apr 03, 2001 (8:47 am)
Sorry to hear about your accident. Glad that nobody was hurt though! I rear-ended a Grand Am in the rain with my 2000 about 3 months after I got it, but, luckilly, it was just a tap, and all I got was a slight crease in the bumper fascia.
As for tires, mine went right at 30,000 miles, and they were pretty bad at that time. The wear on the tread had actually started becoming noticeable at around 12-13,000 miles. I ended up getting some basic General tires from discount tire online. They're a bit harsher than the Goodyear GA's, but I was looking mainly at treadwear rating. The GA's that came with the car were rated at 300, and the ones I got were rated at 560. I went through those first tires in just under one year, and just didn't like the idea of making purchasing new tires a yearly ritual! BTW, I've put about 12,000 miles on the new tires now, and there isn't the slightest hint of wear on them.