When I first got the 2000 Intrepid, it was winter time and I left it outside and when I started up the engine it made a loud grinding noise. I took it to Dodge and the mechanics said that it was probably cold, but I've had other cars and I never had that happen.
But overall, the car drives smooth, very comfy, and if you check your transmission fluid lots, you should have no problems.
The 1999 Intrepid had tranny problems, the 2000 is more stable. I have used fully synthetic oil (Mobil1) and the car runs great.
I took the car at its peak. I actually went 124+, the car just barely shook at that speed, but cruises nice at 90-110. I don't recommend those speeds, but it has great passing power. This car can last a long time if people drive it without road rage.
This vehicle has power, NO DOUBT about it. It blew away an Nissan Maxima and a Pontiac Grand Prix, but it also depends on the driver. For a 24 valve 200HP engine it's worth it.