2000 Intrepid New Car Test Drive
The Dodge Intrepid is a good car for driving enthusiasts who want a big domestic sedan. It handles well and has lots of power.
The Intrepid is the sportiest of a range of full-size sedans from DaimlerChrysler. It complements the longer and more conservative Chrysler Concorde, the shorter, more European-looking Chrysler 300M and the big, luxurious Chrysler LHS. The Intrepid actually.
Three Intrepid models are now available: The base Dodge Intrepid retails for $20,390, while Dodge Intrepid ES retails for $22,085.
The base Intrepid comes with a 200-horsepower 2.7-liter V6 and a standard automatic transmission. The other models come with Chrysler's AutoStick, which allows the driver to switch between regular automatic and semi-automatic shift modes.
Intrepid ES comes with a choice between the 2.7-liter (retuned to produce slightly more torque and horsepower than the base model) or the more powerful 225-horsepower 3.2-liter V6, which adds $500.
For 2000, Dodge has added a new R/T model, which comes standard with the larger 242-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, performance-tuned exhaust, and 17-inch alloy wheels with aggressive P225/55R17 tires.
Leather seating surfaces are available as part of a comprehensive options package that retails for that also includes a climate control system.