I know what you mean. From what I have read in my time on here, there are some easy mods to do that will improve the cars. If you have a junkyard near you that has Intrepids, then you should have a pretty easy way of adding options that your's did not come with when it was built.
The problem that I am looking at right now, is that the junkyard that I usually frequent, does not have any Intrepids at all so far.
There is another junkyard about 10 miles or so from here, but I try not to go there, due to the way that they do business, and the fact that they are so high on everything. I once paid $15.00 for a piece of plastic trim for the radio on one of my Trans Am's, so I usually shy away from them. Often you can pay a little more and just get it new.
I would scout the local junkyards and see what they have that you may could easily add to upgrade, and start from there. That is what I plan to do if I can ever find a yard with reasonable prices with any Intrepids.
Good luck with it, whatever you decide to do.
I love the first Gen's. The prices are now getting reasonable enough to be able to buy and mod them without spending a ton of cash to make them look good.
I have to say that I can never get over the older(than my '97) Intrepids that do not have the fog lights. Not that they look bad at all, but after seeing my Intrepid daily it looks different.
Perhaps later you could do an Autostick transmssion. Have you given that any consideration?
Oh and I had to say, that at the auction that I purchased my car at, there is a fellow that sells Intrepids there, too(although I did not buy mine from him) and he said that he could sell any that he could get his hands on, so I know what you mean about someone selling them like they built them.