2000 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE

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$2,750
$428
above average
75,200 Miles
35,695
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 75200
Color: GRAY
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: GX
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cyl
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Springdale, AR
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Always a great experience!

5
Lucas Massengale on 10/26/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

From the sales staff to the service department, I always have a great time at Springdale Ford. Jason and Ronnie work my service appointments in very conveniently and Mark always takes good care of my car. I'll keep going back!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
  Based on 82 reviews

Larry's Oldsmobile

5
LARRY FERNSTROM on 07/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

This is a great older car.

Fantastic car!

5
Dee Hrin on 04/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I bought this car when it was 8 years old and 8 years later STILL going strong! If I had the $ to take care of the undercarriage rust I'd do it! This car has been GREAT for me! It it's STILL worth a decent amount even now!

Not the greatest

2
BK on 09/16/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

This was my first car I had at 16 and owned it for 7 years. Bought it used with around 70,000 miles and worked good for the first year or 2. Performance was pretty good for a "grandma" car, putting the pedal down going about 30 would still break the tires loose. Understeer was as expected in a front wheel drive but it did well in the winter as long as there wasn't a huge snow storm. There were several things that went bad in the years I had it though. Wheel bearings were terrible. After about 2 years I had to replace the front bearings. Not long after that the rear ones went out. And about 3 years after replacing the rear bearings they went out again. 6 bearings for a car with 4 wheels over about a 5 or 6 year period is ridiculous, I initially blamed my driving thinking I took corners maybe faster than the car was meant for but I have since learned this was a common problem with the vehicle. About 3 years into owning it the electronic control module crapped out and wasn't worth the estimated $1000 for the dealership to fix it so I lived with it. This going out caused the dashboard to look like a christmas tree, no ABS, no traction control, the power steering just felt different but I can't describe the feeling even though it wasn't bad it was just different, the precision control didn't work even though I wasn't sure what that even did so that may be where the power steering felt different, electronics in the cab would do weird things like turn off the cruise control if you roll a window down and things of that nature. The cool thing about the ECM going out was the governor also went with it so one time while passing 4 cars I was able to take it to 126 before I decided it was smart to let off the gas. Passenger rear window went out and the replacement motor only worked for a few months so I believe the ECM going out had something to do with this. One spring the car was idling real low and would die at stop lights and that turned out to be a sensor in the engine. Another time the car idled way too high and I had to shift it into neutral at stop lights while onlookers probably thought I was showing off by revving the engine and then slamming it into gear, that was another sensor issue in the engine. And towards the end of my time with the vehicle it just shifted like crap, hard shifts and had problems finding the right gear to be in. This vehicle was probably my last experience I will ever have with a GM, there was always something wrong with it.

Old Used Car, ran like new, total led by tree

5
kjreinha on 11/21/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

OK, So I found one that really was owned by an 80+yr old couple. Our just bought, 62k miles Intrigue, really shocked me with it's smooth performance, handling, acceleration and ride. I cleaned some carbon off the BTRFLY valve in the throttle body because the pedal was a little sticky and dropped in a new PCV valve ($3) and this car runs again like it is brand new. Dealer had all the records and showed only typical maintenance, OTW all original. I am not partial to any brand, and this was used, but I have been very impressed with a 14+yr old car running this well and looking this good. My highschool kids feel pretty lucky to have such a nice car to drive.

Kill it with fire!!!

1
emt6 on 11/11/2012

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Nothing but problems! Less then 100 000 miles on 'er and everything has been replaced on this car! Transmission, window motors, steering components, rear axle thingys, everything! And most of it would have been covered by my insurance, if it wasn't for the fact they would write it off! I mean, its like $1500 for the window motor to be replaceD! The value of the car is only like $1200, so i mean, anything and everything would be a write off for this thing! The thing eats oil and the paint peels off everytwhere, and there are a few spots that alway fill with water and rust holes! I can't keep this car on the road because so much goes wrong!

Just Not That Good

2.5
clunkerjunker on 11/11/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

This car has never met any of my expectations. It always has something wrong with it, be it the electrical, mechanical or cosmetic. The electrical is a little screwy, it has a tendency of some of the lights not working or working intermittently, and it isn't the bulbs or connectors, I have replace both. The warning lights come and go all the time, I never know if something is actually wrong. It doesn't burn or leak oil, but it takes 4L of oil for every tank of gas. Gas mileage is poor. Paint peels off on this car at the bottoms of the doors (See this on all of them). I have put a ton into it ($10 000) and by the sounds of it, I am lucky the transmission has not gone yet.

Great car

5
morin1 on 11/02/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car new and wish Olds was still around making them. Great handling and milage, looks nice and is very comfortable, love it. The only problem it had was several years ago freon leaked out...they found the leak and fixed it at a small cost. Very happy I purchased an Intrigue.

Probably the best car I have owned

3.6
tangerinepug on 07/15/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I am the third owner of this car. I bought it from my father, four years ago, prior to that it was a rental car. In the past four years, only one time have I put the key in the ignition and turned it, did the car not start! Just for that reason, the starter went out. I might add that this girl has 197,000 miles on it. My brother, a local mechanic, says I can easily get 250,000 out of her. She has always burned a little oil, and I am not as diligent on the changes as I should be. I have replaced a few minor parts, which is not a big surprise with the higher mileage.

Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS

4.3
gudnason100 on 05/06/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Intrigue in 2003 off lease with 60000Km (36000 mi) it now has 306,000 km and still running great. Everything still works power windows, sun roof, heated seats, power seat and leather seats still good. Rebuilt transmission last year which only cost me $2200, fuel sensor problem is caused by additive in certain gas. Use Shell and you will never have an issue. Replaced flywheel about 5 years ago with a used one. Lots of available used parts from wrecking yards which keep the cost of repair down because GM does not product a lot of parts for the Olds anymore. Northstar engine is still very strong, no rust although I do undercoat it annually.

Great Car, Expensive Repairs

4.8
missava on 04/26/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Oldsmobiles have been in my family for years. I just purchased my Intrigue last year and I have had nothing but problems with it. They're minor problems that happen with older cars, however the repairs add up to more than the car's blue book value. I love how it performs and it's great in the Colorado snow! But I think it's time to retire my beautiful car. I was really hoping to turn it into a real American car collector's item one day.

Love my 2000 Olds Intrigue!

5
lanova on 11/16/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Reading everyone’s issues here w/their Intrigue, guess I got lucky. Bought mine new in 2000 with 10 km on it. Thought I had a lemon with problems of it overheating & adjustments were made to thermostat in 2nd year. Never had much heat after that unless I was doing 120km on the hwy driving easterly on a sunny day. Since I was having hot flashes & driving mostly hwy anyway, didn’t matter much, but I digress.

Awesome car

4.6
snewberry on 11/15/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought mine brand new and have not had any problems. You just have to take care of your car.

2000 Olds Intrigue GL

3.9
jroy94 on 07/23/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

When we bought ours about 3 months ago I loved it. But now, the crankshaft sensor needs to be replaced, the starter needs to be replaced and the gas needle has this problem where it still has 6 gallons of gas after it gets to E. Other than those problem it's a good running car. Plenty of power and handles like a sports car.

2000 Intrigue Never again

3.1
pc911 on 07/03/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought my 2000 Intrugue about 6 years ago, had 60,000 miles on it, to date have had to replace. computer and they had to have a mach. from the Cadalac dealership program it because they could't do it.wheel ABS sensor, Altenater, exshaust system, ingnition, wiper motor, AC, had it towed 6 times, wipers again won't shut off, electric gas door was a dumb idea, all in all I wouldn't buy another one, or take it for free, I used to love Old's but not this one.

Best Car for the money

4.8
carguy140 on 06/02/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Hello, I have sat here for a while and read all of the reviews on this site. I am at a crossroads with my intrigue. This car has by far been the best investment I have made in a vehicle. I purchased my intrigue as a lease turn in at 31,000 miles back in 2003. What really caught my eye about this car was the mix of styling and handling.Well I am happy to say I have had a very good experience. My intrigue today has 188k miles, other then 2 wheel bearings, 1 at 110k, 1 at 133k on other side, and 2 window motors this has been reliable and still runs great! MAINTAINANCE is key to any vehicle, change your fluids and these cars go a long time. My crossroads is what to buy now as great as this was?

Still going

4.3
BB on 11/12/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

This is BB who posted on 3/9/10. My Intrigue is at 266K. Kept asking my mechanic when he thought it would go and he said the motor was still strong. I've had restless nights trying to decide between buying another used 2000 Intrigue or above (noticed below 2000 clist ads had issues) again or a used foreign car. Toyota was the only other my mech rec. My car had 2 repairs costing $200/$400 since last post and then the a/c compressor went out. I did not fix bc IDK when the car will call it quits. Called around and found a 2000 w/115k miles and am getting it this wknd. Knock on wood I have luck w/this one! I'm going to drive the old one til spring since the ac is out and switch to the other car.

Good, until...

3.6
Augustine on 09/29/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought this car with 36,000 miles 7 years ago and it lasted 100,000 miles. It's got its share of minor issues, like all windows had to have the regulator replaced as well as the crankshaft sensor, which seem to be the par for the course. The interior was a victim of its poor quality in materials and design early on, like the dash lip above the central vents raising and the shifter and door switches getting loose. The leather seats were only thinly upholstered and the driver's seat shows more use. The exterior, other than supplier-painted parts, held up fairly well. Since it was involved in an accident which damaged its front-end, it developed recurring cooling issues, unfortunately.

Very Disappointed

2.9
jeneep on 09/25/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this just just before Halloween last year - not quite one year - with 101,000 miles. I had no issues with the car. Most were with the dealership for not taking care of regular maintenance before I bought it. I had actually enjoyed the power it had! And then my transmission failed on me. I'm a single mother and the sole reason I bought this car was because I thought it was reliable. Apparently I should have researched more because it's a well known problem on other boards. Here I am stuck with a $1700+ fix on top of the loan I already have. Thanks a lot, Oldsmobile! Research the car - I wouldn't trust the transmission, and I'm sure you don't want the expensive fix.

I love my Intrigue!

4.8
JC on 09/15/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am the original owner of this car and have put 126k miles on it. It has sat out in Chicago weather for 8/10 years and has only small exterior damage/rust. I was considering a new car, but only because of minor inconveniences including broken gas door release button, loose dash and air conditioning that just gave out this summer. After reading these reviews, I think I'll just make the repairs! I love my car and after test driving about a dozen new, have yet to find a car that will surpass my beautiful Intrigue. Sure, she's getting up there in age and showing a few age spots, but she runs great and I have NEVER had a problem with this car!

Proof of GMs constant failures

1.1
Paul on 07/18/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Purchased this vehicle used with 13900 miles on it, today it has 111K miles. Since day one this vehicle was a problem!! Within 24hrs of purchase it ditched me on a major intersection (trans failure). Here are the bits and pieces replaced: Transmission, Tie rods, steering system, A/C compressor, All pwr windows, Cam sensor, Alternator, Crank sensor, control arms, Stereo and speakers, pwr window switches (x3), coolant reservoir, idler pulleys(x2), climate control, valve cover seals, blower motor and blower motor resistor(rusted), air vent covers (cheap plastic), door panels, starter.This vehicle has cost me more in repairs than any vehicle I owned! I currently have a 94 Camry v6 240k gr8car

Crack made car

1
GA on 07/17/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This vehicle is a signature of GM's failure to create reliable and economical vehicles. Here's a list of repairs done through out my 10 yr ownership: all PWR windows, climate control, blower motor resistor, instrument panel, steering system, A/C compressor, cracked ac vents, wheel bearings, coil packs, crank sensor, cam sensor, oil seals, engine, transmission(2x), lower control arms, valve cover seals, EGR sensor, coolant reservoir, starter (x2)!

happy with it

4.8
not too shabby on 03/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our intrigue w/ over 100,000 mi. On it and it runs great! Plenty of power and pick up w/ engine is awesome. I do have 2 big complaints though. The window control assembly on driver side pops out at will and I'm sure it wont be long before the buttons on it stop working. And the suspension on it deteriorated very quickly and now it is a horrible ride on any slightly bumpy surface. It sounds rough like it may knock a tire off or worse. But overall, it has been a very good second car for us and I love the way it still looks for its age. For me, mechanically it has been a good purchase and I plan to drive for a long time to come.

Best Car!

4.4
BB on 03/20/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2000 Intrigue has 250K miles on it and the only issue I've had is a hairline crack in the coolant tank and an axle that had to be replaced. As a single working mother of 4 kids this car has been a lifesaver. There is nothing worse than having an unreliable car. I am currently looking for the same year model car as a back up for this car. I'm not sure how much longer it can go but it just keeps on going.

PROBLEMS PROBLEMS PROBLEMS

1.3
Garyca on 03/18/2010

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Purchased 2004 replaced the following: -2004 trans, fuel pump -2005 alternator, cam sensor -2006 coolant reservoir, starter -2008 crank sensor -2008 rack and pinion (pwr steering) -2008 all 4 pwr window switches -2008/9 4 pwr window regulators -2009 stereo, water pump, tensioner pulley and idler pulley -2010 instrument panel, rear view mirror, cracked stereo bezel, visors (covers are falling off), all speakers (all dead), pwr window weather strip, valve cover gaskets (oil leak, main pwr wndow switch, climate control, blower motor resistor, blower motor (rusted), a/c compressor. Worst vehicle ever built, this is why gm is failing.

10 years and still great

4
ketch5 on 01/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought new, special ordered, the day before Thanksgiving 1999 (Mine also came with a dealer installed aftermarket SLP stageI TypeR performance/handling package as well). Bought it for two main reasons: the engine (rated in the 10 best at the time) and the styling; Wanted a European type handling/ride and refinement and this had it. 63000 miles now and 10 years old. All power windows went out over time and had to be replaced (a common GM issue); Other than recent tie rod end replacements, nothing else. Have had this on a race track (Road America road course in Wis.) for over an hour chasing (and passing) BMW's back in 2001; Great handling; OK used, but epxect some issues.

Excellent car

4.9
bp on 08/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has had some electrical problems with the windows but nothing else other than normal upkeep. Mine has 165,000 miles on it and it runs like a champ. It also gets great mileage. I average 26 mpg with a good mix of open road and city driving. It handles great also, I lived on one of the worst red clay roads in my area and I never once had a problem with the handling. Good dependable and safe vehicle.

great car for the money

4.8
Outstanding car on 07/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

purchased my intrigue with over 190,000 miles, was babied and taken excellent care of, now has over 211,000 miles and is still going strong. Have had no major issues, just maintaining it. would have been nice if GM had put grease fittings for the hub bearing, they are a expensive replacement along with the exhaust system. NO complaints though, drive it daily, the quality and style is still there. My friends & I love the car.

Long lasting car and still looks good.

4.1
Mark Glanemann on 07/24/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car new. The first month I had it the transmission messed up but a new one was put in. Factory defect. 160,000 miles later the tranny went out. Just had a new one put in and shifts like when I first bought it. That is the only major problem I had but that is normal wear and tear. I bought the car when I was 21 so of course I drove like a fool and beat it up a little. But 9 years later I still have the car and it runs great. It does burn some oil if I go on long trips. I think I can make this car last 200k+ and from other reviews it looks like these cars can last that longer then that and then some. Have some rust forming on the bottom doors, but can live with that.

Good American Car

4.3
Good American Car on 06/29/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the car with 50000 miles and it now has 112000. Always starts, its fast, great at highway speed. I like it as a sporty American sedan, similar to the 5 series or any smaller Benz. Electrical system have issues, signals, flashers, window motor replacement is expensive and must have design flaws. A great looking car still today, far more interesting than a Camry, maxima, etc.

Fantastic Car

4.9
MBarthol on 06/05/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't begin to tell you how great this car is. My father bought it new back in 2000 and gave it to me in 2007 with 172,000 miles on it when he bought a new car. Since then, I've put 25,000 miles on it and enjoyed each and every one. It's a great car that has lasted to 197,000 miles so far, and our mechanic says it could go another 100,000 with the shape the engine is in. The engine has never had any work done to it either! Unfortunately, he only expects the transmission to last another 20,000, but I think it's pretty great to get 220,000 miles out of a transmission.

Money well spent!

5
MJJ on 05/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Originally was going to order my car but found the exact car, feature for feature, at one of the local dealerships. This has been an exceptional car. Well made, great performance and handling, quiet and best of all, plenty of room for someone 6'2", like myself. Bose 8 speaker stereo is fantastic and there's nothing like turning on the heated seats on a cold morning. Interstate driving will give you 27-28 MPG. Local driving will give you around 20 MPG. As of 5/2009, only major repair has been the sway bar. Minor repairs have been the plastic clips that support the power windows.

Great Ride

4.1
dpc-kcmo on 04/30/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

237,500 miles and it's a great ride. I bought it as program car with 22K on it and have driven it all over the USA. Trading it in on a new program car! Great ride, pickup and handling, STILL!

Why Oldsmobile died

1.8
Oh boy on 03/17/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

At first with all GM sedans the car looked really nice. Then it starts moving and your feelings begin to change. This car rattles a lot, and seems like it was assembled like a plastic model kit. The door panels move a little when you touch them and the passenger widow control actually popped out one day when my wife closed the door. The fake wood paneling is cheap and is cracking on the dashboard. The rear power window stopped working and that was only after a handful of times using it. It burns way too much oil. I have the high end version of this model and would hate to imagine how bad the base model would be. I have a 1999 Honda Civic and have not had any of these problems.

Nice Car

4.5
Dan on 03/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle is a very nice vehicle. It is great for long commutes because the gas mileage is so great. It is perfect for college students because of the gas mileage and strength.

Great Car

5
Anthony on 02/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my intrigue for six years and it still looks and drives great. I love this car. It may be nine years old but I think it still is one of the best looking cars on the road. Problems include drivers side window cable became inoperable, decided not to spend $500 to have it repaired. Had the steering column greased, replaced fuel regulator and an oxygen sensor. The interior is well designed and the seats are very comfortable. Great pickup and it still turns heads. I have seen dealers in my area selling intrigues that have 200,000 miles on them. The engine speaks for itself. My only complaint is that GM decided to discontinue the Olds.

Great Car

4.8
ayshatrill on 02/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my car in May of 2001 with 13,000 km on it. It now has 190,316 km on it. I have found my car reliable and a joy to drive on many long trips. It has been basically trouble free for me with just the usual maintenance things necessary. I have had the usual problem that comes with the aluminum wheels of leaking with the tires but I buy my tires where they give free maintenance so it has cost nothing for cleaning the rims. For now problem solved. 2 problems with this car, at 3 degrees Celsius outside the car fogs up, only solution open windows. Seats lack enough lumbar support for long trips making it feel like my ribs are cutting into me.

Don't Walk, Run Away!

3.6
Dissatisfied Owner on 11/03/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This car is a bad idea. We should have known better when it needed new power window motors before we drove off the used car lot. Flasher problems (turn signals work when they want)this is a problem for most year Intrigues; power window failure all around recently and got me robbed at Walmart due to a falling rear window; problems with cracks in original coolant tanks; a/c controls - cools when it wants and my blower on any setting below high went out; suspension probs; harmonic balancer flew off engine; general electrical garbage (ie: shorted out a few phone chargers along with fuses); cheap quality parts on interior such as moulding around floor. I could go on. I'm lucky Dad is a mechanic.

Love my car

4.9
lovemycar on 10/16/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my car and have no plans to sell it. The only problem I have is an issue with the blinkers. There's a short somewhere. Other than the blinkers and routine maintenance, I've had no problems at all. It drives great, has plenty of power, and still gets good gas mileage. It's plenty comfortable for our family of 4. We've made quite a few road trips in it.

Decent, affordable

3.9
Michael on 08/11/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Our Oldsmobile intrigue is pretty much standard options. Not long after we bought it the air conditioner went out. Also it makes a loud noise when you turn the steering wheel. Although we bought it used with 140,000 miles. I think it was a wonderful car for the money. Gas mileage is 21 mpg city 30 mpg highway. I would suggest this car to anybody.

unassuming, suprisingly fast, dependable

4.6
mmtphoto on 03/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the lighter, quicker version of the Aurora (I have a 2001) and it is a great, dependable car. We have had very few problems-crank sensor, water leak on passenger side front that caused a problem with blower, all in all an easy fix. The aluminum v6 is simply outstanding, and so it the trans- I get 17/18 city and 24/25 highway, and even though this is the stripped down version, it has a good sound system with CD/cassette player and good AC system. It has a power driver seat, power mirrors, windows & locks. I installed remote door/trunk opener, and fog lamps, drilled/slotted rotors-I consider this a poor man's 535 BMW-and it is much quicker. It is full of surprises.

Good Value

4.6
Hans on 06/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the car with 65k miles and it now has 120k. Besides routine maintenance, I have only had to go the shop twice. Once for the motor for the drivers side window, and once for a vent fan. It is spacious and comfortable. The dual climate control is a convenient feature.

I Heart My Olds

5
zack24566 on 01/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. I was looking for a good car to take to college (I'm a senior in high school) and I believe that I have found a good quality car. It's fun to drive, gets great gas mileage (even with the 3.5L Twin Cam V6), and is the most comfortable car that I or any of my friends have ever ridden in. This car, in my opinion, is one of the best used cars out there. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone who likes to ride around in style, but not sacrifice reliability or fuel economy.

Surprising Performance for a GM Sedan

3.9
GregC on 12/28/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had this car for four years. I purchased it used at 30,000 miles and now it has 70,000 miles. It has had no problems thus far. It has great pick-up, with stable handling thanks to its wide tires.

Oldsmobile Intrigue

4
acheese2002 on 11/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love the car but I'm having a problem with the chrome plated rims leaking causing a headache. I got this from a Chrysler dealer with a warranty and am glad that I have it. It covered the oil pan leak and faulty the control arm. I never had it stall though. Its steering is very smooth. Once I find a solution to my leaking rims that doesn't cost $1,000 to fix I will be able to relax. Other than that, the gas mileage is poor. I don't know if it's my car, but I use almost a 1/4 tank a day, driving less than 100 miles. I would go with a newer car but this is a great car for the price.

2000 Olds Intrigue

4.3
Bruce on 11/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent car. It gives good highway gas mileage, about 30 US mpg at hwy speeds. The 215hp motor provides good pickup.

Intrigue, Love It

4.9
radko on 10/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

When Olds first advertised the Intrigue in '97 it was on my list for my wife. I waited for the 3.5 and found a rebuildable GLS with 3,000 miles and the $26,000 window sticker still in place. I fixed the 1/4 panel and replaced the transmission and painted the whole car for under $6,000 with the car. the brakes and tires were replaced at 47,000 miles. 70,000 miles later and it's still going strong. This car has everything, leather, dual zone climate, electric shocks, but no moonroof. It has the best seat support you can find. I wish they were heated and vibrated for my back. I get a solid 28+mpg and a this car is a stealthy blast to drive. It gobs up asphalt and curvy mountain roads with the best from Leipzig. I get the question often 'what is that?" This is one of Ed Welburn best designs. My wife has the truck.

Great Ride but the Brakes are Awful

3.9
Jim Keith on 07/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have had this car for three years now and I can honestly say that I really like to drive it. I have a bad back, and even with that, I can make 600 miles in a day. This is one comfortable car and its fuel mileage is 29 to 31 mpg on the road, and that makes me smile a lot. What I don't like is the two break jobs that I have needed in the past year. Also, the cheap turn signal light sockets that should be about $0.69 to replace and cost $30.00 at the dealer. And before I forget, the rattling steering column.

Darn good car

4.8
Keith on 03/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this as a poor man's Aurora, the Intrigue, and was not disappointed. It has had outstanding reliability - the only major maintenance that was needed was new front disks and a transmission rebuild at 108,000 miles. The engine still smogs clean and gets 26 MPG at 125,000 miles. The interior and exterior have held up as well - from both a styling and performance perspective - with only a broken cupholder and a slight gap between a AC vent and the dashboard from shrinkage or a bad initial fit.

To add to the rest of positive reviews!

4.9
Chris Howe on 10/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am more than satisfied with my recent purchase of my Intrigue. I bought it used at a dealership. I love it, it has had no mechanical problems so far and I wish that they still made them. I love the power of the 3.5L Twin Cam V6. It's so great. For my first car that I've bought on my own, I am more than happy. I would recommend this car to anyone. Well, anyone interested in buying a quality car that can whoop an imports butt when it needs to, while remaining extremely practical and gets great gas mileage. I love this car! I think that you should go buy one or any other Oldsmobile. Happy Driving!

Good Car, Bad Quality

3.8
unreliable2000 on 01/14/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Would have been an excellent car if reliability and build quality were better. I had it for 3 years and only put 24,000 miles on it. Here is what had to be replaced: rack and pinion steering, cv-joints, thermostat, horn, cd player, and alternator. Not normal for a 24,000 mile car. I also had probems with an erratic check engine light. The car was comfortable and rode well, and the performance was good. Performance would have been excellent if it had a 5 speed auto or 6 speed manual. Traction was also very poor in the snow. Interior was of modern Japanese design, but the plastics quality was 1970's American. I was going to keep the car after the lease was turned it in after all the trouble.

Don't buy an Intrigue

2.4
blu_by_u on 09/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

This is our first new car. At around 40k miles it developed an oil consumption problem. Now it consumes 1qt in about 1200 miles. There is no oil on the garage floor and it doesn't somke. I personally change the oil and perform most maintenance. I have never seen a car burn out so many dash bulbs like this does. I hate the rock hard arm rests, my FORD F350 had FAR superior arm rests. I'm 6'3" (not terribly tall) and my head rubs the ceiling of the car, I would hate to be any taller! The throttle valve has a problem of getting coated with gunk and making the pedal stick closed and the car leaps forward when you finally break the throttle loose.

Great Used Car

4.6
1st Olds on 08/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car with 98000 miles on it needed a car badly at the time price was great but was worried because of mileage now at 108k and car runs great. cant believe the deal I got. compared to my used Honda Civic that only had 28k miles and has cost me $700 on repairs and still needs the ac fixed and has check engine light on again. This car is a dream. Also has great power. My next new car will be a GM product.

Oldsmobile Rocket Intrigue

4
>BaDSeY< on 05/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

The Oldsmobile 3.5L V6 (Ward's 10 best engines 1999) paired with the electronic automatic tranny is exceptional. Underrated at 215Hp more like 240-250HP. People have been having alternator short problems with the lights dimming on the Intrigue. My flasher unit is intermittently faulty, but this is a previous known condition with the Grand Am etc. When the windshield wipers are turned off the blades are vertical so I keep them on the lowest setting at all times 18sec. GM made/contracted some electrical components with shoddy solder joints (flasher unit, wiper relay).

Great Car

5
Michael Copper on 04/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my olds since it was new. The only thing I would change design wise would be the windshield wipers. The passenger side does not hide. This is a great car and fun to drive. I get 29mpg on freeway and 25 around town. The only problems I have had, are some rear brake noise, not bad though and the passenger door sticks, making it hard to open. I havehad no mechanical problems. I love the handling, stereo, heated comfortable seats, and design. I would buy another if they made it.

Love this car!

4.8
gemini14608 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was the best possible car for this price range. I feel like I'm driving a Cadillac but paying for a Kia.

A decent car if you buy a cheap used one

3.8
someone behind you on 01/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Could have been a great car if Oldsmobile would have stayed around. Steering is sort of strange, I feel pulses when I turn, it is not very smooth. Dont know if this a problem with all of them. Power and fuel econ. are very good for its size. Seats on the GX are uncomfortable. Transmission is not the greatest, hesitates when you accelerate at higher speeds, like its hunting for gears.

nice car

4.6
joeinseattle on 10/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought car at 15000: now have 41000. car is much better than Olds dealers. Had dealer network been more customer oriented GM might still be making Olds.

A well made and trouble free car

5
Lynn Rogers on 09/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the car new in October of 2000. It has been a trouble free car since we bought it. Inside and outside I would not change anything regarding design and function of equipment. I compare it to my son's BMW 500 series station wagon in handling and quiet interior. The sound system is superb. It is sad to know they are discountinuing the Oldsmobile from the GM auto's.

Why did they stop building this car

4.9
raymanrayray on 09/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love to drive this car. You got the good sound the performance style everything all in one car. I would buy the newest version if they built one in a heartbeat. I have only had electric problems with it but thats it I still love the car.

New Car Smell

4.1
shylockmike on 06/12/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car 3/24/03 with only 13,159 miles on it. It still has the new car smell. On my test drive the brakes squeaked, but I attributed that to the fact the car had been sitting idle. Once I took delivery the noise subsided. Now 6/12/03 the car has 17,600 miles and I am getting pronounced feedback from the brake pedal and the car shutters when the brakes are applied. This is my first GM car, I have previously owned 2 Fords, a Toyota and a Nissan because I was always skeptical about the quality of GM and Chrysler vehicles. I hope my fears of poor GM quality are unfounded. I have an appointment for service on this vehicle 6/16/03.

New Car Excitement

4.8
Todd Mitchell on 06/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving my mothers Intrigue, I knew I wanted one. Style and power in a suprising family car package.

Oldsmobile Intrigue

4.9
deemon on 05/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has 44,000 miles and no problems. Handles like an import and looks great.

Would I do it again?

3.4
jolgg21 on 05/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had excellent luck with my pre- owned Intrigue. However, the fuel usage was and is disappointing. The interior design is not very family-friendly. There is limited leg room in the back seat when an adult is seated comfortably in the front. Also, the cup holders on the back of the console are a great target for little feet. The radio reception is awful and I have experience some bizarre electrical problems. Overall, this is a reliable car that I would probably purchase again as long as I still got the great price:)

Pleasant Ownership Experience

4.9
TIGGER on 03/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Very pleasant ownership experience. Vehicle has a sporty feel & plenty of pep to make driving fun yet has a pleasant ride. Has plenty of room for 4 adults without feeling like a big car.

Money Pit

3.1
issingle on 03/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

First 1 1/2 years were fine, then poured money into it. Brakes/rotors replaced at 40,000. Battery/alternator replaced. Front wheelbearings-each costing $270. Window motor went 3 days before Christmas last year-cost almost $500. Windshield wipers fixed twice in a week-cost about $90 in total. Had many new cars-this one is the worst ever owned.Light bulbs burn out fast. Rear tail light cost $16- actual cost of bulb $.70. Console lights cost $150 to replace. Gas tank electronic opener had problem from day one. Would cost $150 to fix. I'll use my credit card to open it! Can't wait to get rid of this car. Glad it's out of production.

CoolOlds

4.8
OnyxOlds on 01/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the best car I have ever had. The 3.5liter DOHC engine is too good to be true. Have never had any problems with this car. Awesome Car. Nice sounding Bose stereo w/ cd player.

Happy with my Olds

4.5
Matt D on 01/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this Intrigue with only 7600 miles on the odometer, it was two years old. The car has performed to my expectations for a family sedan. It's reliable, has a strong engine and is very stylish. I am so far very pleased with this vehicle.

18 months of surprises

4.9
Vanone on 12/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased used at an attractive price this ex rental has proved fast and economical. Fixes needed under warranty and not previosly attended to included a new trasmission, hood stain, new side mirrors, right AC vent control and airbag squeak. Running repairs include a new battery and front wheel bearing. This car out performs the S type Jag on the slolom course. Quieter than a Vanden Plas Jag I rented last week. Comfortable and very economical on long mountain trips. It never lacks power, wonderful 3.5 L engine. Excellent dealer service, I have recent experience with Mercedes, Jaguar, Honda Toyota and Mazda all of whom are also very good

Not Intrigued - 2000 GLS

3.5
Intrigued_not on 11/30/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Transmission out at 52k miles, $1800 to rebuild at private shop, not dealer. Front brakes uneven, right front locks up frequently. Alternator needs replaced at 61k, putting out only 10 amps ($225 new w/ exchange), but luckily have found two salvage yards that claim they have one for $50 and $75, but install is 3 hours and looks difficult.

Great Car

4.8
AE on 11/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this car now for over two years and I have had no problems except for the brakes. The car gets great gas mileage and handles very well. The Goodyear tires will be replaced; little bit excessive road noise. Has excellent power and the handling is not too hard or too soft. I picked this car over the Accord and Camry because of more size and gas mileage. I put about 35-40K miles a year on the car.

Disappointing

3.1
mikey73 on 11/05/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

The 3800 engine was great. GM should learn the saying- if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The new 3.5 engine is weak spirited, makes the car a big mush. Very disappointed.

Love it!

4.9
Blazer Engineer on 10/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the Car! I've never had any problems. Good Power & Ride. Fun to Drive. I could use a little more leg room

Good Design but Poor Worksmanship

3.9
rpharasty on 08/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

This vehicle has an attractive design and smooth running engine. Reliability however has been poor. Steering and Alignment problems have never been properly fixed by dealership. It sqeaks and rattles over uneven pavement and does not feel very solid. A/C compressor has just failed. Poor trunk design causes water to pour into trunk when opened during or after rain. Oil filter cartridge very difficult to change yourself and hard to find. Depreciation is very STEEP!

Saved my life

4.6
JL on 07/12/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car saved my life. Involved in major, head-on collision with Toyota Tercel @ 55 mph - front intrusion mostly on drivers side. Both front airbags deployed properly. Two kids in back in carseats-3yo with seat belt bruises, 18mo with minor seat belt marks. Driver-minor injuries.

excellent design - good value

4.5
vjd2211 on 07/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

the car is an excellent value - during the last 30 months since I have owned this car, two small items have been replaced (never been stuck on the road) plus a sticky driver's door that was retuned" twice by the dealer. The car is a pleasure to drive; why GM is not continuing this design under another name beats me - OLDS is the only GM line now in touch with the american "urban" reality (I mean closest to it because there is still room for improvement) in the Northeast and Coastal West. All other designs look pretty ugly to me and some are 10 years behind.

Great Engine! Lousy suspension!

3.5
Julio on 05/30/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Blew out two rack and pinions in first 24k miles. Numerous control arms. Front axle is going. Front wheel bearing shot. At least 3 computer sensors. Also, poor fit and finish. I realize that 25k miles per year is excessive. However, there is no excuse for this frequency of repair. I tried to "lemon law" the car but was over the miles allowed for reporting a claim Thank goodness I work across the street from the dealership because I am there about once a month on average. The funny thing is that I was in the car business and am not very particular about my cars. However, I know how they should run.

Runs grea

4.9
dgrif on 05/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had car for over 2 yrs, and it runs just great. Had a battery go bad but that has been it for problems. Have driven the imports and I can say this is as good or better than them. Engine has alot of power, its smoothe and comfortable.

Smooth Ride

4.4
steel on 05/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Like most GM cars, it is either a great car or a POS. I have read the other reviews, and have one common problem, headlights dim for no reason. I haven't taken the vehicle in for the headlights as it really isn't a big deal to me. Overall, it is the best car that I have owned. Lots of power and a very smooth ride. FYI, I installed an aftermarket stereo system, the stereo that came with the car was cheap. I have the aluminum V6 engine, and it has run perfectly. No repairs to date, only oil and filter changes.

I love my Intrigue by Dr. Oldsmobile

5
Sean418 on 04/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used, as I do with all my cars. This is an excellent car. It makes me so sad that Oldsmobile and especially Intrigue are going away. What a shame that others out there will never get the chance to have a smooth running fantastic car like this. Mine is dark blue and I love everthing about it. Here it is 6 months and not one problem I do not know why people say that GM does not build great cars. This is my 8th GM car and I would never buy another make.

Intrigued - no longer

3.8
aileron on 04/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

The 3.5 twin cam engine is the best feature of the car. The transmission, at 75000 miles, is becoming "unsure of itself". Fit and finish are not good. Interior layout is OK. Service reliability has been subpar for a car that lists for over 26 grand. Fog lights are ridiculous - lousy design - bulbs don't last and cost a fortune at 10-14 dollars each. The assemblies fill up with water and list for 113 dollars each. The headlight assys are little better as the lenses fog over (crazing) and condensation always forms inside the light assemblies. I'm afraid to even inquire the price. I'll go Japanese next time.

Love it!

3.9
Intrigue in AZ on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my 2K Intrigue for almost a year now. I purchased it with just under 30K miles and it now has just over 40K. I have not had a single problem. The car is great to drive, good acceleration and handling. I recently took it on a road trip to LA from Phoenix and it was a dream to entire trip; had the cruise control set at nearly 100mph and it was still under 3000rpm.

Kinda Noisy

4.4
n8 on 03/01/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've driven this car for about 2½ years. Over all the car has some good features: peppy engine, roomy, and a smooth ride. On the flip side, the engine is very noisy at times I can't even here the music. I've had it in the shop a couple of times (fuel sensor, and something to do with the injectors), but all covered under warrenty. For some reason the clock on the CD player keeps resetting itself...



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Overall Rating
8 / 10


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