that depends on how the rest of the car is doing!! To be honest after my 01 SE (2.7) got hit by a drunk driver i now i wanted another intrepid but i wanted a upgraded intrepid...... So luckly it was around tax time and i put alittle of my tax money with the money the insurance gave me for my trepid and i paid cash for my now 2001 ES loaded with leather sunroof and 3.2L. and unlike the 2.7L this engine doesn't even know that the A/C is on!!!! Check to see how much your car is worth, then see how much you can get a ES or R/T or even a 300M for... If its within your means i'd go for it!!!