I bought this car to use as parts for another Intrepid. I paid $300. Once I found out it was only a water pump impeding it from daily use, I decided to fix it and make it my daily driver.
It is not a pretty car, but that's not why I bought it.
It gets 27 MPG on the highway, starts right up, and just goes. Original 3.3l engine and it runs incredibly well. Unsure if it's the original transmission or not.
For a car with currently 234k or so miles, it actually drives pretty well and is comfortable.
I've owned a lot of cars, and have come to a pretty simple conclusion. It doesn't matter who made it, it's either going to have problems or it won't. Too many variables come into play when you have so many different people with different environments and driving conditions / habits.
Overall I'm happy with my $300 car that I've hardly put a thing into. I'll probably sand the rusty roof and throw some spray paint on to make it "pretty" again and maybe, just MAYBE replace a tie rod.
Also, I'm impressed how little rust it actually has for the amount of miles on it (this is a Midwest car too)