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Dodge Intrepid

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  • 2000trep2000trep Posts: 30
    Ok, I'll let you know. I think it stinks you had to shell out $250 for something you didn't even do. That's life, I guess. Sounds like they took the time to do the job right, though (the body shop). I hope the cops nab 'em!
  • Jason5Jason5 Posts: 440
    I echo the sentiments of most folks...glad they didn't get your car and sorry you had to shell out the deductible. Now my question.. I lived in Florida for 8 years and had all my vehicles tinted, which is relatively inexpensive down there. As I recall you to are in the northeast...yes? Could you give me a rough estimate of the cost for your tinting. Thinking of having mine lightly tinted since my Intrepid is often outside. Thanks...
    May be painful to hear but the most expensive tint job I ever had was for dual level titanium film on my SUV--it was $130.00.
  • 2000trep2000trep Posts: 30
    That IS cheap!!! I got quotes from several places for the metallic stuff and everything around here is priced at about $190. I could purchase cheaper film for about the price you posted, but it's the stuff that turns purple, which I don't want.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    andre1969-

    Sorry to hear about your car. As for the alarm, what about a Viper alarm or Lo Jack, if your police department has the equipment to track it?
    Lo Jack seems to be a good deal because of the tracking device. It's like the GM OnStar that's in their newer cars.

    fastdriver
  • davidudavidu Posts: 40
    Jason-

    Here in NW Wyoming I paid $169.00 to have my Intrepid windows tinted by a 3M licensed installer with 3M 35% film. Because of the 3M connection, the work came with a lifetime, no deductible, no questions asked warranty against peeling, bubbling or other manufacturing or installation defect.

    I'm incredibly pleased with the car's appearance with tinted windows!!

    Dave
  • 2000trep2000trep Posts: 30
    what color is your 'trep?
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,676
    They need to keep it a few days because of their backlog in service department. They told me yesterday morn that it may be a day or so before they even look at it. That's OK, they pay for the loaner, altho I did take out the $10/day CDW. It is odd, if I had to rent the Jeep, I would put it on my gold card, which would pay any collision deductible up to $3,000.00. But since I was not PAYING for the Jeep, I did not have the coverage of my gold card (truth must be stranger than fiction, as I can't make this stuff up in my imagination). Hence, since my own collision deductible is $500.00, I took out the CDW.

    They originally offered me a Ford Focus for a loaner, but I said that I did not want a car so small that I can park it in the trunk of my Honda Prelude. They offered the Jeep. I asked for a 300M (what the hell, worth a try) and they offered the Jeep. I know when I am licked. I took the Jeep.

    Will keep you posted as soon as I learn something.

    Marsha7/Bob
  • davidudavidu Posts: 40
    My 99ES is Champagne. If someone can tell me how to post a picture in here, I'll put one up!
  • 2000trep2000trep Posts: 30
    I've been meaning to submit this and see what you guys think... I was on vacation last week up in the state of Washington. I rented a car to get around in. Which BTW was a Mitsubishi Galant and was an ok car except was much harsher on the bumps and much more noisy than the Trep. Anyway, when I was returning the car to National, I couldn't help but notice their fleet of Intrepids. As I was driving by, I got to looking at them a little closer and noticed on the door where mine says "Dodge", these said "Chrysler". I had to back up and have another look. Anyone ever heard of a Chrysler Intrepid??? I should have taken a picture. Didn't even think of it at the time.

    Davidu > My wife and I liked the Champagne color, but decided against it because we didn't want the tan interior (which is the only color interior that "goes with" the champagne exterior color).
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,026
    Could they be Canadian Intrepids? I know in the old days, they didn't market Plymouths in Canada. As a result, I've seen Chrysler Valiant, which were actually Dodge Darts with Valiant trim badged as Chryslers.

    I'm pretty good with identifying old cars, so a friend sent me a picture of a Chrysler Saratoga his parents had when he was a kid. Now they quit making Saratogas after 1960, but this one was clearly a 1963-64 model, and you could see where it said "Saratoga" on it.

    I know those are some pretty old examples, but maybe Chrysler still builds its cars with minor variations for the Canadian market.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,676
    in this topic, and considering you were in the state of Washington, I believe that the Intrepids ARE sold as Chryslers in Canada, and you were so close to Canada. Some of our other posters should be responding soon, possibly some of our Canadian brothers and sisters, who, I believe, will verify that as fact.
  • roadwarroadwar Posts: 45
    I believe the previous posters are correct. I don't think Chrysler markets using the Dodge name in Canada, hence the Chrysler Intrepids.
    Kelly
  • fritofrito Posts: 70
    you need to put the following in your post:
    img src=http://www.anywhere.com/mypicture.jpg
    enclosed within < > brackets.

    for example:
    image
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    davidu-

    Before doing the above, you have to have the picture on the web somewhere. Try putting your picture here first http://www.photopoint.com/ then you can post it. You can also use Yahoo's Geocities too.

    fastdriver
  • davidudavidu Posts: 40
    trep 2000- The Champagne never would have been my a choice after looking at the brochure, but I sure fell in love with the Champagne/Camel combo when I saw one in person.

    fastdriver- Thanks for the link, you should be on the Psychic friends network for correctly guessing my next question!!

    Being a regular lurker in the 300M forum as well, I was quite intrigued with the recent "demographic poll" that many owners partcipated in over there. I thought it might be interesting to know similar information about Intrepid owners here, such as occupation, age, family and previous cars driven, so here goes:

    31 year old airport manager about to depart singlehood forever, thankfully with no children to this point. Previous cars include:

    1977 Chevy Malibu (cop tires, cop motor)
    1985 Renault Encore (won it new in a TV station drawing- what a piece of crap!)
    1978 VW Scirocco
    1983 VW GTI
    1990 Dodge Shadow ES Turbo (one of the best cars I've owned!)
    1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Coupe
    1997 Ford Explorer XLT
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    davidu-

    LOL........."you should be on the Psychic friends network for correctly guessing my next question!!"

    I was thinking of calling them to see if they could tell me when the next problem with my 300M was going to occur!!! LOL.........

    fastdriver
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,026
    Hey gang,

    Here's a pic of an Intrepid Convertible I made a few years ago playing around on the computer. Hope I posted the link right.
    -Andre

    http://www.geocities.com/Motorcity/2167/98intrepidconv.jpg>;
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,026
    Oops, did that wrong...damn keyboard!!

    image
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    andre1969-

    GREAT picture! It sure is a beauty! I think you should get a job at Chrysler's design studio! ;-)

    fastdriver
  • 2000trep2000trep Posts: 30
    being as close to canada as i was, you guys must be right. thanks. that never occurred to me.
  • davidudavidu Posts: 40
    Finally- a convertible with a real back seat- that picture is awesome!!
  • Jason5Jason5 Posts: 440
    The others are correct... Canadian Intrepids are "Chrysler Intrepids".. Thanks for the info on the tinting to all who submitted it. My ES is a 2000 in Steel Blue with the lighter gray interior (the name eludes me at the moment). Can't pull off dark tint here in PA--either legally or aesthetically on a dark, low slung car.. Hope to find someone local with the 3M titanium tint in a modest tint.
  • fritofrito Posts: 70
    W. (famous line from what movie?)
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 3,285
    Some years ago I noticed that the National folks at Bradley airport (Hartford, CT) had a number of Intrepids, so I always took one. I had an Eagle Vision at the time, so it felt familiar.

    However, it's interesting to note that National is nominally a GM rental agency. If they're renting DC product it's because they were offered a deal they couldn't refuse -- especially evident in your example, where cars built for the Canadian market were sold at fleet rates into the U.S.

    But here's the real point. These cars are being sold to an off-brand rental company in huge quantities because of over-production. They're looking to unload cars they can't sell outside of the fleet market, even with $1000-2000 rebates. Those of you on this bulletin board might want to pause to consider what this is going to do to your resale values.

    I just sold my '94 Eagle Vision Tsi, and you don't want to hear. . .the rest of the story.
  • emaleemale Posts: 1,380
    unfortunately, many cars' resale values are ruined by fleet sales and leasing. as for rebates...only the hot selling domestics vehicles don't have huge rebates these days...
  • dc13dc13 Posts: 23
    Re trade in values. I had dinner last night with a college friend who is now sales manager at a mid sized Ford dealership. He said that his trade-in appraisers have been instructed to be extra critical on all Chrysler product and to discount wholesale values by at least 15%. The bottom line is they don't reall want the Chrysler products on their lot, they just won't sell.
  • 2000trep2000trep Posts: 30
    got the trep back yesterday afternoon with new tint intact. those dark windows sure look good on that silver car! i would have liked darker tint but i opted to stay "legal" with the 35% grade.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    dc13-

    Smart Ford dealer I'd say!

    fastdriver
  • BjorBjor Posts: 7
    I'm taking my 2000 Intrepid in for service next Thursday and I thought I read in this topic somewhere that there was a TSB for extra sound deadening for Intrepids made before 10/99 (mine was made 9/99). Does anyone have any additional info on this? Thanks!
  • emaleemale Posts: 1,380
    bjor,

    i think that sound deadening tsb (procedure) only applied to 98 models. i had it performed on my 98 intrepid. the later sound deadening improvements that came for model year 99 and 00 are not part of any tsb to the best of my knowledge. you could ask your dealership but i doubt they'd do anything. btw, the latest improvement that i know of was a new rear wheel house silencer that went into production on sept 7th of last year. if you car was made on that date or later you already have the latest upgrade. i'm not sure how you would find out the exact date your car was assembled other than calling chrysler customer service...
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