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Excellent Olds!
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By K. Gilligan
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought a loaded up base model in a dealer end of year clearance. It is the best car I've ever had (and I usually buy Mazda, Honda or Toyota). It has the best engine ever. It's smooth, powerful, quiet and yet gets great gas mileage. This car's understated styling still gets curious onlookers. Its beefy Goodyear tires, ABS, a smooth transmission are all excellent. My only gripe is the standard GM penchant for ill fitting dashboard plastics. I have had no squeaks, rattles, or maintenance issues with my Intrigue. It has been completely reliable and has plenty of power. The suspension eats up bumps. The handling is tight, especially for a deceptively large sedan. This car easily outperforms every other car in its size/class for much less money. I wholeheartedly recommend it!


Best Features

The engine/transmission combination is smooth and powerful. The base sound system is wonderful-full range, not the overly bass-heavy usually associated with GM. The handling, both on twisty roads and long highways are excellent. The seats are wonderful also. I love the "wallet" compartment under the dash.


Worst Features

The interior trim could fit together better. Too bad this car/line is out of production.


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A Nice Ride
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By Brian J.
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I recently got a used Intrigue. It was in good condition with only 90,000 miles. It rides great and has good acceleration. Its fuel economy is average, I get about 330 miles to the tank. It is a good car to have. I have had no problems with it so far and the car had no history of problems. Bottom line: this is a good car to have.


Best Features

The good size engine and good leg room.


Worst Features

Give it a 5-speed instead of a 4-speed transmission, more passenger leg room, and a better stereo.


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Good Value
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By taxwiz
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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The Oldsmobile Intrigue is a very good performer all around. It provides a good combination of performance and fuel economy. It has a few minor defects, mostly related to the Bose stereo system. Although it played well, the volume knob broke off and after 4 1/2 years of service the CD player broke.


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GM Can't Even Sell a Great Car!
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By Robert Kunzler
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I originally bought a 1998 version of the Oldsmobile Intrigue. I drove it for 77,000 miles and liked it so much that I bought an exact duplicate 2002 model the last day that the Intrigue was a "live" GM product. This is the best overall car I have ever owned. I get 29-30 miles per gallon on the road and 25 in town. It is extremely comfortable to drive. Even with a bad back, I can drive the car for 4-5 hours and leave it with no discomfort. The front power seat, according to my wife, is the most comfortable she has ever ridden in. How can GM be so incompetent that they couldn't successfully market this great car? Future GM buyers beware. If they can't sell this car they won't be in business much longer.


Best Features

The great fuel economy, wonderfully comfortable ride, and peppy performance for a "family" sedan.


Worst Features

Smarter GM execs and marketing people.


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Great Car
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By JET1962
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2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the car used with 19,000 miles in Oct 03. It has over 100,000 miles on it now and runs like a top. Haver never had to get anything replaced. I change the oil frequently, myself. On my second set of tires; actually, will be changing them this week to my third set. I changed the trans fluid and plugs at just over 90k. Doesn't burn oil, 24 mpg city (here in Atlanta - traffic nightmare) 28 highway. Good power, fun to drive. Can't say enough about it. Wish they were still making them! Oh, my AC (not as cold as it used to be) is starting to act up though.


Best Features

Good motor.


Worst Features

Flip down rear seats (pass through trunk); getting rid of the speed limiter.


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