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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
Sep 01, 2001 (7:57 pm)
I agree with you, it's an interesting comparo. It comes up only because I came to Dodge after having owned three Hondas. We have a 2001 Honda Accord EX for the wife now. I've always been a Honda guy but decided to give Dodge a try a few years ago and didn't look back until the new Acura TL series came out....I'm planning on test-driving the TL-S and the Intrepid R/T to make comparison. It'll come down to whether I actually want wood and leather in a sporty car that does well in the twisties (e.g. "near-luxury", TL wins), or just a sporty car with a firm suspension that does well in the twisties (e.g. Intrepid R/T wins).
Sep 01, 2001 (9:00 pm)
if you want wood in your sporty car ,something the R/T does not have and are looking for a car that is a little more refined ,look at the 2002 300 M or 300 M Special. The R/T is nice but the 300 M is just a little more upscale. Actually the 300 M is a better car to go up against the TL than the R/T.
#851 of 3457 Windshield??????
Sep 08, 2001 (12:51 pm)
Ok, why do all Intrepids, Concordes and such have bad windshields. I just recently received a 2001 Intrepid for a work car and have to turn it back in because of the windshield. What I mean is, did Dodge in there infinite wisdom polarize the windshield to the extreme to reduce glare or something. Its like looking through the old glass settled wavy windows at my granmothers house. I thought it was just a bad windshield until I rode in three other Intrepids and a Concorde. My eyes cant adjust to looking through that f-uped piece of glass. My vision is 20-10 so when I am driving along it is like I have someones prescription glasses on and it makes me sick. Talk about eye fatigue and apparently I am not the only who has had this problem. I have spoken to another person that had their windshield replaced 3 times because of it. Too bad because it is a good looking, handling, fun car to scoot around in. Well thats about it, my only gripe about the Intrepid. Take care....
Sep 08, 2001 (1:30 pm)
on my intrepids i only noticed that looking glass stuff on the edges of the windshield, never really bothered me...
Sep 08, 2001 (1:36 pm)
Can't say I've had any complaints with the one in my 2000 R/T. Try adjusting the seat higher or lower is all I can think of to try.
Sep 08, 2001 (3:47 pm)
hey all, get a load of this. for '02 dodge is offering a 5yr/60k mile powertrain warranty on the neon but does no such thing for the other vehicles. however, there is a catch. you have to get the $1100 dollar "buyer security package". hummm...at least that package does include more than just the extended warranty. it does contain some things like side airbags, etc. what do you guys think of this? i think dc needs to pull their head out and offer the 5yr/60k powertrain warranty on all vehicles as standard, not just on ones where it is trying to boost sales!
#855 of 3457 Neon-only extended warranty
Sep 09, 2001 (6:02 am)
I think that's kind of dumb, especially now that sales of all Chrysler products, except for the PT Cruiser and Jeep Liberty, are sagging. As a general rule, don't the domestic makers actually lose money on every Focus, Neon, and Cavalier they sell? Seems kinda dumb to try boosting sales of a loss leader, unless it's for CAFE reasons.
My '00 Intrepid now has about 51,000 miles on it, and has only had one warranty repair: the power lock actuator in the driver's door was replaced at 35,200 miles. Powertrain-wise, I've had no problems whatsoever. I don't think it would cost them much more to make the powertrain warranty good through 5yr/60K miles, or even something longer. It might create some losses for the dealer however. For example, if my '00 had a better warranty than the 3/36 bumper-to-bumper, I might have been less inclined to spring for my extended warranty, which boosted thatt to 5/100K.
The only thing I can think of, for the Neon's extended warranty, is maybe they're still having enough problems with the 4-speed automatics to not want to cover them for that long. I've heard that the Neon's 3-speed is the least trouble-prone tranny they build nowadays. But still, I haven't heard anybody complain about a Chrysler tranny for a long time, now.
Sep 09, 2001 (4:14 pm)
the neon for '02 sports the infamous 41te (4 speed automatic). the old three speed has been ditched, finally!
another interesting note is that chrysler of canada offers as standard a 5yr/60k powertrain warranty on all cars and minivans. don't know for sure about trucks.
#857 of 3457 5 year / 100,000 kilometres
Sep 09, 2001 (6:49 pm)
yup we get this 5 year on all Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles.Everything!!
Sep 10, 2001 (1:41 am)
you lucky bast****! i can't for the life of me figure out why canada gets the extended powertrain warranty. especially since from what i've heard, comparable chryslers in canada are actually cheaper than those in the us...!