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Been A Good Car
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By hogan01
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car in 2006 and I have no complaints. It is starting to fall apart but I expected this to happen soon with over 241,000 miles on it. It has always been reliable Abd I have no complaints


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Still Like this car
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By Dave Skogley
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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I bought this when my Subaru wagon's engine died in e. Tenn., (still haven't hit 100k miles on 2 I've owned). Sonny, the owner of the towing/repair center only had 1 car to sell, a silver intrigue, w/147,000 miles on, and I had to go 650 miles back to Chicago with my friend bill & 2 bicycles & gear. The car was leaking oil/coolant, had the warped plastic engine manifold, no ac, worn ignition switch, broken stabilizer bar, rusted muffler, worn tie rods/engine mounts, tension pulley, (from the oil). All were replaced & the transmission was rebuilt too. But the interior & body are in decent shape, and with all the trouble I was getting 31 highway mpg! I feel I have a new car now, and hope to reach 200k miles.


Favorite Features

Automatic climate controls, Bose sound system, auto on-off lights, v-6 highway mpg & power, comfortable seating & ride, cheaper American car parts, better mpg on highway


Suggested Improvements

Loose interior parts, cup holders, needing to remove bicycle wheels to put inside, broken gas tank cover switch, rubber trim


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Not Perfect, But Good Enough
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By Jess K
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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We purchased this car used from another owner at just under 100,000 miles. In terms of comfort and performance, the car was solid. Definitely a better experience than I expected. The design is great, but the car left something to be desired in terms of quality. I didn't end up spending a ton on major repairs, but I regularly found myself dishing out cash for minor issues like broken turn signal and power windows - both known issues with the Intrigue. Also, the car's fuel economy seemed to decline with time. In the end, I lost the car at only 140,000 mi to an intake and head gasket leak that was not caught in time to save the engine - yet another known problem with Intrigues.


Favorite Features

Comfort and solid design.


Suggested Improvements

Faulty intake and head gasket design causes coolant leak that has potential to destroy engine.


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Loved this car
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By Intrigue fan
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car used in 2004, w/45,000 miles. I was used to buying foreign, and remember test driving this when it was new. It was designed to compete with foreign cars, handling and design. Also the 3800 Series II was a temp till the engine they planned for the car was finished. I must say I LOVED THIS CAR from the day I bought it, till I sold it, and wish hadn't. The handling was great, and very similar to foreign. Gas mileage was remarkably good for a 3.8 engine. This engine blows the replacement 3.5 engine (later yrs) away. Much smoother and quieter shifting and ride. Great room, great design. I only wish they still made them. My A/C went too. Otherwise reliable, except normal wear.


Favorite Features

the engine was dependable and great ride. Auto headlights on/off and door lock/unlock


Suggested Improvements

Irrelevant, but cupholder broke, cruise control button had to leave on to work (just wiring loose) Everything worked well for a 100k miles!


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Safe Car
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By Ashley
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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Bought this car when my van quit on me. I loved it! It was very roomy and nice. Had a great sunroof, sound system, and 6 disc changer. The gas was great also....However, son flipped it 4 times, and rammed into a tree and walked out with no injuries. This car is extremely safe and built well!!


Favorite Features

Sunroof, Leather Interior, 6 Disc changer, and Sound System.


Suggested Improvements

None. It was really a great car.


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Great family sports car
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By James.P
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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I have kids. I had to get something that would compete with my pre-Camaro owning days. I bought an intrigue. This car was just as sporty, handled just as well, and had plenty of power to boot. It is a great car for the guy who has to grow up!


Favorite Features

Power and looks.


Suggested Improvements

A turbo model!


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Best Car I've Ever Owned
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By tgnmb
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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Other than routine maintance, my Oldsmobile Intrigue has been a champ through long trips and city stop and go driving. I had back surgery and this is the most comfortable car that I have ever sat in. The power is incredible for this style car and with the airbag system I feel safe. The sound system is awesome, it has the OEM sound I've heard - and I'm a sound man and electrician. My son is comfortable and safe in this car and that makes the differnce. It also has trunk space for many long trips. It saddens me that GM decided to stop the Oldsmobile line because if they came out with a new Intrigue I would buy it. Mine now has nearly 130,000 miles on it, but I'm sure she has a lot of miles left.


Favorite Features

All the above.


Suggested Improvements

Being back Oldsmobile.


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intrigue1998
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By olds49
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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Everything held together pretty well until 60,000 miles then oil leaks started, strut supports went out, alternator was replaced, idler pulley came apart, now I hear there's a forthcoming recall for the steering box. Also along the way a couple of electric window motors failed. I've driven Japanese autos to well over 100,000 miles without any of this foolishness happening. Had considered an Impala until stuff started breaking, but since it's a GM drivetrain clone of this car I might just pass and check out Honda Accords, Toyota Camrys, and Mazda 6's.


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Keeps going and going
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By NonStop
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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I've owned this car for about 3 years now. When it was bought it only had around 56000 miles on it. The car now has over 207000 miles on it.My experience with this car has been a very pleasant one to say the least. This car has not had any major mechanical problems involving either the engine or other wise. Iíve driven many miles in this car it has never let me down no matter the situation.The vehicle has its faults, but they are minor at best and should not detract from this vehicle especially if your the type that likes to have a car that can handle the miles in better than decent comfort and with impeccable reliability.


Favorite Features

Power and reliability of the 3800. Handling, Gas milage is amazing no matter what kind of driver you are. Fun factor.So much more.


Suggested Improvements

Ability to turn the headlights off manualy. Slightly stronger fan for the a/c(heater). Door/trunk open indicator. Other than that theres not much to ask for in my opinion.


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Best Car EVER!
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By Drewskki27455
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4dr Sedan


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This is the best car I have ever own. Period.


Favorite Features

Big engine


Suggested Improvements

NONE! This car is perfect


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