This is a stylish car that is fun to drive, but it's not reliable. First, all four of the power windows quit working. Then the regulator broke in ALL four windows so the windows would not stay up. Now the A/C is on the fritz and it has had numerous electrical problems that are extremely expensive to fix. The cruise control no longer works and the driver's side sun visor broke so it no longer stays up.
The powerful engine, great stereo, overall fun to drive despite the numerous problems mentioned above.
Since Olds is no longer around, there is no need to suggest improvements for them. But GM needs to build better quality vehicles if they want to complete with the Toyotas and Hondas of the world.
My Intrigue has a leak from oil its pan. The dealer replaced gasket, and it still leaks. They refused to redo the repair. The inlet manifold failed, there was a coolant leak. I guess that this is a common problem for GM. It also failed on my S10. Thanks GM for testing plastic inlets on the public. attle from rear. Dealer couldn't find Had to replace valve cover gaskets. ABS valve body failed at 50000 miles. Steering shaft problem. Dealer fixed. Rack & pinion leaked. dealer fixed Stereo failng. dealer said "common problem" Overall noisy ride, clunks and rattles. Sway bar broke, for no good reason, at 60000 miles. Didn't hit a pothole or jump a curb. This is my wifes car and I took good care of it. Car was never abused. Over all just a piece of junk.
The car did handle nice and have decent engine perfomance.
Ghost drive it into GM proving grounds(Milford MI) with "Piece of Crap" spray painted all over it.
I have driven my Oldsmobile Intrigue to many different states. It has a very comfortable ride and handles very well. It also has good acceleration and gets good gas mileage - I get around 24 mpg even after having it for 6 years. I have had very few problems with it.
The radio controls on the steering wheel, controls on the rearview mirror for taking away the glare of the car lights behind you, and direction contol on the mirror.
It needs bigger cup holders and more lights for inside the car in front.
My parents bought their '99 Intrige GLS with 27,000 miles in 2001. They've driven it to Mexico once, and to Michigan countless times. It's proven to be as reliable as their Toyota Corolla. It now has 100,000 miles and it still runs like the day they bought it. Regular maintenance is all that has been needed. The seats are comfy and the dual zone climate control is great as my dad is always cold and mom is the opposite. They're thinking of getting another car, but why? If anything they'd get a used Aurora with the same bulletproof Northstar based 3.5L V6. GM made a big mistake dropping Oldsmobile and the 3.5L and 4.0L engines. They should've kept the lineup, or at least put the engines in Buick.
The quiet yet muscular purr of the 3.5L V6, dual auto climate control, Bose sound system, the "muscles" on the rear quarter panels, and the height in the rear seats