Bought this car in 1996 with 36,000. Purchased extended warranty. Had transmission issue in '98, covered 100% by warranty! Have had no other issues! Never had a day when the car didn't start (gets cold here in winter) When I purchased needed reliable car..single mom 3 kids. My youngest were 5. They are now 16 and learning to drive. Guess what they're driving? The intrepid! 175000 miles, a year in storage, and still going strong!