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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
#915 of 3457 Five star service?
Dec 16, 2001 (3:42 pm)
It's been quiet in here so I'll throw this out there to you all. On my first ever Dodge product, the 2002 Intrepid, I'm getting ready to head in for the first oil change, also need to have either a bad speaker mount and/or blown drivers door speaker looked at. The dealer I bought the car from is 5 star, but they are nearly 20 miles away. There is another Dodge dealer who is 5 star, and they are not even a mile from the house. However, the guy who lives across the street from me has owned a bunch of Chrysler products, and he insists I don't take the car to the nearby dealership, rather he recommends a Chrysler dealership which is about 5 miles away. Now I know 5 star is Dodge's symbol of excellence, but is it legit, or just something they use to advertise. Also, is a Chrysler dealer a better place for service? I'm used to Ford Motor Company, and at least as far as the dealerships in Central NJ go, their service departments stink. I go to the nearby Lincoln-Mercury for my Explorer. Interestingly enough, a lot of local PDs take their Crown Vics their as well. Thanks!
Dec 16, 2001 (6:49 pm)
Yes 5 star is an award given to dealers with good service, but that does not mean that they are perfect. If your someone recommends a dealer give them a try. njdevilsrn I see in your profile you say the car you are shopping for is a Chev , but you just got the Dodge. Does that mean you bought the Dodge instead of the Chev? if yes all I can say is GREAT and THANKS ...Take care
#917 of 3457 Hey Ottowrkr...
Dec 16, 2001 (8:19 pm)
how long have you been building Chrysler products? What did you guys used to build up there before the Intrepid came out?
#918 of 3457 Forgot about the profile section
Dec 16, 2001 (9:09 pm)
I just updated my profile, but for a long story made short, the wife's 2000 Malibu needed its engine rebuilt at 9000 miles for what GM called "excessive piston bore"...never got an explanation out of them as to whether that meant the piston was slamming into something and making the clapping sound, or if the shaft was too big and the piston was slapping around inside. Anyhow, we were making payments at 7% interest, and had no desire to keep it off of warranty. I went and took a peek at the Impala and also the Grand Prix due to some GM credits we have. Wife didn't like the round tail-lights on the Impala, and the Grand Prix has the same exact engine as the Malibu unless you go for an upper model, $25000 was a bit much. So, we bought the Dodge.
#919 of 3457 AutoStick - Where did you go?
Dec 17, 2001 (4:37 pm)
1. Is the AutoStick still available in the Intrepid ES for 2002?
2. Is the AutoStick available in the Stratus Sedan for 2002?
3. Is the AutoStick also know as the 41TE? If no, what is the
nomenclature for the AutoStick?
#921 of 3457 Otto's plants
Dec 17, 2001 (4:54 pm)
njdevilsrn - guess GM's lose is our gain
andre1969 -our plants( we had two in Brampton at one time)were AMC plants before getting bought by Chrysler. The first plant opened in 1961 and built many cars like the Rebel ,the Gremlin, the Hornet and the Concord . In 79 and 80 we built CJ 5 and 7 's . From 81 to 86 we built Eagle 4x4's and Concord's. Then from 87 till we closed in 92 we built Jeep Wranglers. The plant that we now build the LH in opened in 87 and built the Premier till 92 . The old plant was closed and the Jeep moved to Toledo , Ohio and all people from the closed Jeep plant moved up and joined the people in the Brampton plant to build the GREAT LH cars.I stated with AMC building the Jeep Wrangler.
Dec 17, 2001 (4:58 pm)
No you cant get Auto stick on the Intrepid ES only the R/T. The transmissions on Intrepid Auto stick and non Autostick cars are the same. All we use is diffrent software and shift lever. Dont know about the Stratus?
Dec 17, 2001 (5:16 pm)
the 41te is the "official" name for the auto tranny in all fwd chryslers that have a transverse engine layout (stratus, neon, minivans). the lh car's (intrepid, concorde, 300m) official auto tranny name is the 42le. basically, "t" means transverse and "l" means logitudinal. therefore you could surmise that the lh cars have a longitudinal engine/tranny layout. lastly, the 4 means 4 speeds and the 1 or 2 is a relative torque capacity figure. the 42le has a higher torque rating vs the 41te. oh, and "e" means electronic...
Dec 18, 2001 (9:36 am)
Daimler has begun to turn things around at Chrysler, the quality is improving, and in time they will hopefully do something about that bloated whale body design.