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.
The motor and transmission. Very reliable.
Everyone I've known w/this car of a similar Olds has had window issues. I only have 1 working window. At 55K they all worked. I drive on gravel roads and felt like the bumpiness had something to do with the windows. They broke back to back after moving to a rural area where I took a gravel road.
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.
Acceleration, esp. top end; Engine sound at high revs; Styling; Handling
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.
leather interior, radio and cruise controls on steering wheel
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.
body style, handling, interior and the stereo system