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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Sedan

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Great car with bad windows
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By FOX72
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Sedan GX 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the car used in 2008 with 78K on it already. Replaced the tires immediately and it's the smoothest ride I have ever owned. The engine is solid. After a year of use (7 year old car) three out of four windows stopped working. I took the door panels off to check it out and found that the plastic pieces on the window motor had cracked and the cables were getting jammed up in the motor. Now at 110K, the AC just went out. Nice car, may need some repairs to keep it comfortable.


Favorite Features

The engine is powerful and really makes up for some of the car's shortcomings. It really is fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

The dashboard could have been made better. There are gaps between the dash and the vent covers and the right side airbag cover pops up on one corner. The window motors are the worst I've ever seen.


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The Best Car I Have Ever Owned
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By Steve R.
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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My wife and I leased a 1999 GL and when GM announced the phase out of the Intrigue in 2002 with the end of Olds, we had to buy one while we still could. We got the GLS fully loaded for about $25,000. After 8 years and closing in on 200,000 miles, (not a typo), it is the best car I have ever owned, hands down. Impressive pick up for a car of that size. The 3.5L V6 with regular maintenance is as durable as they come, and still purrs like a kitten. The optional "Precision Control System" gives the car great handling, especially around curves at higher speeds, and the ride comfort is very good for a sportier car. Still getting 24/28 mpg. A great car. Too bad GM couldn't sell more of them.


Favorite Features

Great handling with smooth and powerful acceleration. Good fuel economy given the size of the vehicle. Bose stereo gives great sound and you could fry an egg on the heated seats. Comfortable and roomy.


Suggested Improvements

Front windshield on passenger side leaks in heavy rain if parked on an incline. GM could never figure out why. Gas gauge stopped working after 125,000 miles. Costs about $600 to fix. Just set the trip odometer and fill up at 300 miles. GM should have made the car as a Buick after 2002. Too bad.


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Great car! What was GM thinking???
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By R.Hach
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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My first Olds Intrigue was totaled when another driver ran a stop light at 70 MPH! Later when I went back to the salvage yard to get my personal belongings, the Police were there and told me that the car durability saved my life, so I bought my second Olds Intrigue in 10/2007 with 27k on it. I do outside sales on the road, I now have 90k on it. Other than basic repairs (tires, battery) it has been problem free. Comfortable for long trips, rides smooth, and the A/C blows colder and cools faster than my wifes 2006 Chevy Impala! Why did GM kill Olds? My sister just bought herself one with low miles. She used to laugh at my Olds, now she is glad she got hers. People can't believe it's 7 yrs old!


Favorite Features

Overall body design, High 20's MPG, Comfortable, Great response, Smooth ride. Not one rust spot! Great value for your money! I found my second Olds at a Honda dealership! I got a great deal....I think most people don't know much about the Intrigue. Well worth the money!


Suggested Improvements

No MP3 jack in the radio (but in 2002 MP3 were not that popular...yet!) The paint is wearing off the radio knobs. Nothing else I can think of, and I have owned two Intriques now!


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Solid Driver, Some Problems
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By GeeWhiz
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Have owned this car for 2 years - purchased with around 50K miles - Runs Great Super 6 Cylinder engine is the strength of this car. Have had issues with Brakes, Front end suspension and Wheel bearings. Interior Build quality lacking Power Window/Lock switch Assembly loose on both front doors. Fit and finish of interior fair to poor. This car runs great - too bad Olds was shelved by GM - These cars at the time had better exterior styling than Buick or Saturn.


Favorite Features

Strong effecient 6 cylinder engine


Suggested Improvements

Interior


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Still Satisfied
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By wigz
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Nearly 72 months now as original owner. The Intrigue GL still delivers on all expectations. The intermediate steering shaft needs lubrication for the first time but it's not a critical maintenance issue. Most GM W-Body cars need that $100 dealer service only once in 100,000 miles. Other than that no unscheduled services required. 90 percent of my driving is in the city and the car averages 19 miles-per-gallon. All-in-all it's been a pretty darn nice car!


Favorite Features

Styling. Handling. Seating comfort. Heated power seats. Great audio system.


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