If its free then go for it. Thats the only way i'd ever own one. They are for sure a beater car. I see them all the time rusted to heck. My neighbor had one and it was a pile. Poor interior quality, burning oil, rust after only 5 years (bought it new), and the obvious transmission failiur. Slow too for 215hp. Expect 8.7 0-60 and 16.2@86mph to be the norn for one in top running condition. In C&D the autostick actually slowed it down. Probably a tactic Chrysler used to get a tranny out of the owner faster.
1997 Olds LSS Supercharged. 262hp and 340ftlbs. 1/4- 15.1@ 92.04mph (stock), 2.38 60ft. Nope, I can't drive. 125,000 miles. White. Interior equipment; dual 8 way Aurora leather power seats w/ lumbar, two tone interior, theater dimming lights, CD and Cassette w/ Concert Sound III (nice), steering wheel controls, sun/ moonroof, ect. Mods: 3.5", high flow cat, 1:9s, and gutted air box w/K&N filter.
2006 Ski Doo 500SS MXZ. The 500 with the 600 motor