My Intrepid is in for repairs (a tractor hit it while it was parked) and I got a courtesy car - a Neon. Man that's SMALL! On the highway I felt like riding a wheel chair. I miss my Intrepid, I want it baaaack !
I drive a Neon, and while quick and agile (DOHC 5 speed 1st. gen.), I've got my sights set on an Intrepid for my next vehicle for exactly the same reason you describe. Once you've blown away several dozen ricers, the novelty wears off.