The car I drove had a base price of $22,085. It was equipped with automatic climate control, an AM/FM/CD player that stores four discs in a single slot, a 240-watt amplifier and nine speakers, built-in garage-door opener, trip computer, power drive and passenger seats and leather upholstery. The sticker pr e was $26,480. Warranty
Three years or 36,000 miles. Point: The smaller 2.7-liter engine is offered for the first time on the ES, which helps hold the price. Handsome styling, responsive styling and room for five (with their golf clubs) make the Intrepid ES a good choice for buyers who want high style, front-wheel drive and a reasonable price. Counterpoint: It's hard to judge the parameters of the low, pointed nose, and that complicates pulling into parking spaces and garages. More sound deadening would help make the cabin quieter at highway speeds. SPECIFICATIONS:
ENGINE: 3.2-liter V6
TRANSMISSION: automatic transmission
CONFIGURATION: front-wheel drive
WHEELBASE: 113 inches
CURB WEIGHT: 3,489 lbs.
BASE PRICE: $22,085
PRICE AS DRIVEN: $26,480
MPG RATING: 19 city, 28 hwy.