2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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$22,210

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • GX

    $22,210

  • GL

    $23,840

  • GLS

    $25,840

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
An anti-skid function based on Cadillac’s StabiliTrak system is a new option for the Intrigue sedan. Oldsmobile’s version is called Precision Control system, and it applies the brakes to individual wheels when sensors detect the car is about to skid.

Intrigue was introduced as a 1998 model and is the mid-priced model in Oldsmobile’s car lineup, larger and more expensive than the Alero but smaller and not as expensive as the Aurora.

Oldsmobile targets import owners with its cars, and the Intrigue aims at the Nissan Maxima and V-6 versions of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

Exterior
Intrigue adopts the broad-shouldered look of the original Aurora and has similar front styling. The front-wheel-drive Intrigue is based on the same design as the Buick Century and Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix but has different styling than any of those General Motors cousins. All models have standard 16-inch wheels that give the Intrigue a muscular stance.

With a wheelbase of 109 inches and overall length of 196, the Intrigue is larger in both dimensions than its rivals at Honda, Nissan and Toyota.

Interior
The Intrigue’s larger dimensions give it more interior space than its main rivals, particularly in the rear seat, which has enough headroom and legroom for six footers to sit comfortably. The interior is wide enough for three people, but the center position lacks the leg space of the outboard positions. Split, folding rear seatbacks that can be released from inside the car or trunk supplement the 16-cubic-foot cargo capacity.

Intrigue’s well-designed dashboard has a four-dial analog gauge cluster with a duplicate gear readout for the floor-mounted shift lever.

Under the Hood
A 3.5-liter V-6 with 215 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission is now the only powertrain choice. The 3.5-liter engine is derived from the Aurora’s V-8. A 3.8-liter V-6 was phased out during the 1999 model year.

Anti-lock brakes are standard on all models. Traction control is standard on the GL and GLS and optional on the base GX.

Performance
The Intrigue is roomy, well-designed, fun to drive and a worthy alternative to V-6 models from Honda, Nissan and Toyota. With a base list price of $22,090, the Intrigue isn’t a bargain, but it comes with enough standard features that you won’t have to spend thousands on options to make it livable.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

The Olds GM, two Intriguing

Story is of two Intrigues. Bought my 2000 Intrigue in 2001 with 500 miles and a salvage title. Rental car that was driven into a rock that cut the passenger rear quarter. I replaced it and drove for 4 years and about 60k miles. Just changed the oil, brakes & tires. She had every option except sunroof, and heated seats, really a comfortable riding car. That car went everywhere, Miami to Maine, New York to Indy and everywhere between. Great mileage @ 25-32 mpg. Then at about 80k-120k miles and 2008-11, my Intrigue was hit and repaired 5 more times in the same quarter panel. The last hit frustration forced me to sell her to a friend who drove her for another two years, and gave it to his daughter as a college beater. She did just that buy not maintaining coolant, boom. Even with safe mode. Oh well! My kids were babies and they loved that original Intrigue like I did. So when they started driving, I looked for a safe car, an '05 Grand Prix was my search but a 2001 North Carolina Intrigue popped up with roof and heated seats, 60k miles and no rust. 5 years & 15k miles later, nothing but oil changes, tires, brakes, muffler, and front control arms. 28 mpg, and still rocking in the east to southern USA. Great car, a little dated styling with the large fish bowl like windows, & a Tesla like nose. I'd give it 7 stars if I could.

5.0

I am the original 30,00 mile owner. Best all round

I am the original 30,00 mile owner. It will cruise to Florida with ease. At 80/90 mph on turn pike it just floats along. No effort. Very comfortable seats with at ease driving. Todays cars can not hold a candle to this Olds. Some try but none compares. A great value.

5.0

Just got my 2000 Oldsmobile Intrivque. I love it!

This car has a sleek design. Ice Cold AC! Nice ride. Very fast! It has 180,000 miles but the previous owner took good care of it. It still has the new car smell. Very spacious! The paint job still in tact. No fading from the hot sun in Florida. I am happy!

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles