I needed a larger auto as my kids were getting too big for the back seat of Prizm. The Intrepid has fantastic legroom, drives well, is comfortable for trips and gets very good mileage (a real need) for a large car. I have had NO mechanical trouble, perform maintenance myself and have been pleased with the car. I do not regret purchasing this auto at all.
The room and fuel mileage are my favorite features. The styling is a plus too.
I am not fond of bucket seats and floor mounted shift lever's with auto transmissions. I would prefer a split bench for the additional room. I also would prefer rear seat cup holders and better front seat cup holders. A better design for the thermostat and water neck location would have been wise.