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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
#1 of 43 will there be a new Dodge Intrepid?
Jan 30, 2004 (10:27 pm)
does anyone know if there will be a new Intrepid coming out in the next few years? I think that they should change the rear styling so it mimics the Startus more than it does now. Then I think they should freshen up the styling a lot to show that it is modern, not an old relic. And also do a lot of work in the interior and add a hemi on the top model.
Jan 31, 2004 (6:00 am)
the only thing I've heard that's "official" is that the Magnum is supposed to replace the Intrepid. Only problem, is the Magnum only comes as a wagon! While it's probably one of the coolest station wagons ever built, it's still a wagon, and that's not going to be enough to replace what was Mopar's top selling sedan.
My guess is that there's a Magnum sedan in the works. Also, I've heard rumors of a new Charger. So hopefully, something will materialize. I usually prefer Dodges to Chryslers, but also prefer sedans to wagons, so the way things are now, I'm kinda left out!
Feb 01, 2004 (9:29 am)
The Magnum is going to replace the Intrepid? Wow! My friends are HUGE Dodge fans (93 Ram, 99 Intrepid, and 2002 Stratus) and they are thinking of getting a Magnum next. The Ram & the Stratus are their daily drivers and they use the Intrepid mainly for driving to long distance place (which they do A LOT). The Ram is failing and they are probably going to make the Interpid and Stratus the daily drivers and buy the Magnum for their trips.
But I have to agree with you when you say you prefer sedans vs. wagons.
Feb 07, 2004 (6:54 am)
There's a Magnum sedan coming. The only question is when. Meanwhile, there is the 300C to look at over at the Chrysler dealer's soon.
Feb 11, 2004 (9:39 am)
It sure is a big difference from the old days when the same model of a car came in sedan, coupe, and wagon versions. Now only one style per model is the norm. Another big difference is the very limited choice of interiors available. Basically the manufacturers limit you to gray or tan. No longer can you get green, red, blue or whatever interiors you might wish. All in the name of cutting $$$
Feb 11, 2004 (2:54 pm)
Well, Intrepids sell mostly to rentals at a loss, and have poor resale value. So, Chrysler isn't losing out anything.
A new Stratus with a bigger interior and new name would suffice for an Intrepid replacement.
#7 of 43 But then if they did that...
Feb 11, 2004 (4:17 pm)
...they'd have one model trying to fill the gap left by two. And besides, just about all domestic cars have poor resale value, so the Intrepid is neither better nor worse in that regard.
It might be a regional thing, but I don't see that many Intrepids used as rental cars. Around these parts, they'd usually use a Taurus or Century to fill the need for a rental car in that size range.
Feb 11, 2004 (4:31 pm)
One car to fill the gap left by two? May I introduce you to the Buick LaCrosse? Then again, I never saw much difference between Century and Regal to start with, other than the bucks.
#9 of 43 Well yeah...
Feb 11, 2004 (4:35 pm)
in that case it would work, since a Century has basically been an entry-level Regal since the two returned to the same body style for 1997. But there's a big difference between a Stratus and an Intrepid, in terms of size, room, performance, and price. They're completely different classes, and no one car could make an adequate substitute for the two.
Feb 11, 2004 (10:52 pm)
This really is a strange and risky business plan, to replace a sedan with a wagon. I suspect the Intrepid's true replacement will be something along the lines of that Charger concept presented a while back. I can't see DCX not having a full size sedan in the Dodge lineup, doesn't make sense. Look for the NY Autoshow for answers??