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$561 — $5,449 USED
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23 MPG
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 fr...

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

What drivers are saying

4.4
28 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(5.0)

safe and very fun to drive!

by JT from Anchorage on December 22, 2018

Got a good deal and really enjoyed this vehicle. I use it for driving the family around, getting groceries and work. I can pack my family of four and a trunk full of groceries comfortably. Read full review

(5.0)

Always been a Great Car

by mmtphoto from montgomery county Pa on April 9, 2018

We bought this 2000 Intrigue GX in 2003 with about 60,000 miles on it, and it was my wife's driver for about 3 or 4 years, 35-40 miles a day daily, city driving. Aside from tires, brakes and oil ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue currently has 6 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Intrigue received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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