I know the 2.7L engine is not the best. I own a 99 Intrepid and haven't really had any major problems with mine so I'm happy. Well I notice the Dodge Charger and the Chrysler 300c both come option with the 2.7L. I'm not saying if I got either car that I would get it with that engine but I was wondering, since the Intrepid had a bad rep with the 2.7L, did they improve it in these cars??? My mother is considering a 300c and of course she'd get the hemi but the guy tried to talk her into the 2.7L which I told her wasn't the right way to go. The salesman tried to convince me they had improved the engine and that the Intrepid was more of a "guinea pig" for it. Anyone ever even test drove either the charger or the 300c???