A decent midsize sedan plagued by initial quality problems and misguided advertising. Worth checking out if you're in the market for a tastefully styled, crisp-handling family sedan that won't break the bank.
by kjreinha on Nov 21, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 4dr Sedan
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.
by emt6 on Nov 11, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 4dr Sedan
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!
by clunkerjunker on Nov 11, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 4dr Sedan
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.
by morin1 on Nov 2, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 4dr Sedan
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.
by tangerinepug on Jul 15, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 4dr Sedan
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.
by gudnason100 on May 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 4dr Sedan
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.
All Intrigues get restyled six-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels in either silver argent paint or chrome, and the option of adding Oldsmobile's Precision Control System (PCS). The full-function traction-control unit that's standard on the GL and GLS is now available on the GX. Retained accessory power becomes standard, and GL buyers can opt for the revised heated seats on the GLS.