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#31 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [fintail]
Feb 22, 2011 (6:15 pm)
Owned 2 Intrepids....a 96 with the bigger engine which I let one of the kids take to school after we had it for 4 years,followed by a 2K ES. The 96 was fun to drive , but troublesome . The 2K never gave any trouble in the five years we had it. One thing I especially liked about them was how well you could see the road in front of you. I see quite a few of these later ones still doing their thing locally....very few of the early ones. I got the ES from the long-defunct Carorder.com back when they were trying to "buy business". Remember reading posts by Andre on an Intrepid forum around that same time.
#32 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [hoosiergrandad]
Oct 01, 2011 (6:07 pm)
This is a very delayed reply to your message #31. I think the main reason you see so few of the first generation Intrepids (and Chrysler Concords and Eagles, for that matter) is a high incidence of transmission failures. Although very advanced for their time on many ways, their quality was not high enough to invest money to save them as they aged and became miled up.
#33 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [hpmctorque]
Oct 02, 2011 (1:48 pm)
Sorry I didn't respond to this sooner, somehow I lost track of this topic! Yeah, the transmisison was probably the weakest point, but by '96-97 it wasn't *too* bad. Also, if you got one of the more basic models with the 3.3, they didn't have as much torque as the 3.5, so the transmissions tended to hold up longer.