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Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
Mar 16, 2004 (5:22 pm)
I hope the Dodge fullsize sedan will be something better looking than the 300. Something more sportier, like the current Intrepid.
#39 of 43 New Charger sedan
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Mar 18, 2004 (4:14 pm)
For those who remember the Charger show car of a few years ago, it was very "NASCAR-friendly" in its design. Because there was a short run of 04 Intrepids, Dodge is safe with those in NASCAR for a couple of years until the new Charger is released. Dodge was not about to re-enter racing with the big splash they did and bail out just as quickly with nothing to replace the Intrepid on the speedways.
I would also imagine public safety departments have been clamoring for a rear-wheel sedan with V8 power other than the Crown Vic so that they don't feel handcuffed (pun intended) by the lack of competition in that market. Ford reportedly will phase the CV out in favor of the FiveHun, but it is supposed to remain a fleet (police/taxi) vehicle for the immediate future.
This new sedan will generate plenty of interest from many directions.
Smart Shopper and FWI Message Boards
Mar 18, 2004 (6:24 pm)
Just a minute there. The Crown Vic may be being phased out (as far as sales to John and JoAnn Q. Public), but make no mistake about it, the Grand Marquis will be around for the foreseeable future. Just thought that needed to be said!
#41 of 43 Question....
Mar 19, 2004 (8:06 am)
Just a question for those of us who enjoy "lot browsing". Anyone seeing Intrepid SXT and ES models on your local Dodge dealer lots? I stopped by a local 5 Star Dealer and browsed a bit. Had some conversation about the arrival of the Magnum (late April and early May) but was surprised to find only Intrepid SE's on the lot. All the 2004 ES and SXT models gone?
#42 of 43 Considering that Dodge........
Mar 20, 2004 (4:00 pm)
ended production of all Intrepids last August, and there were not many SXT's to begin with, I am not surprised that there are none on dealers lots. Back a year ago, when I bought my SE, I drove to many Dodge dealers in search of a used Trep, and none of them had many SXT's. With the exception of Reedman in PA, there were almost none. I dont know about the ES's because at the time I was not interested in an ES. A year ago, the local Dodge dealer only had one SXT and three or four SE's. But, in all fairness, the local dealer is BIG with the trucks anyway. Thats where the demand and big profits are. The dealer where I bought mine, Branford Dodge in CT, said that if they made the same profit with all vehicles, they would close their doors. They, too, had many Dodge trucks.
#43 of 43 Last time I was down at the dealership...
Mar 21, 2004 (5:19 pm)
in December, when I was having that problem with my oil lite, they had a good mix of Intrepid SE's and SXT's. I think there was an ES on the lot, as well. They had this one SXT, in inferno red and with a sunroof, marked down to about $22.5K. Pretty tempting.
I'd say they had about 8-10 Intrepids, total.