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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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This car SHOULD have become the Chevrolet Impala!

by from Sanford, NC on September 3, 2013

My recent Intrigue is a 2000 model, although I have had a 2002 as well. When it came time to buy a car, I already knew I wanted another one from my experience with the first one. The first one was a ...
My recent Intrigue is a 2000 model, although I have had a 2002 as well. When it came time to buy a car, I already knew I wanted another one from my experience with the first one. The first one was a base model but the new one is a GL, so it has pretty much every option except for Onstar (which would no longer be compatible anyway) and the Bose stereo (which again, is okay since I was planning to change the stereo to something a bit more modern with Bluetooth anyway.) The car is just as I remembered it. Comfortable, nimble, peppy, handles more like a sports car than a family car and the body is good to look at. At the same time, it blends in with the scenery, so you aren't as likely to be noticed by law enforcement if you are being a bit throttle-heavy. Dash layout is okay for me. I will give it a 7/10. the instrument cluster is basic. There is no DIC and there are gauges that I would like to have that are missing. There is a storage pocket in the front of the center console that seems to go all the way to the front bumper. If you put small items in there, be prepared to reach way in deep to retrieve them. It could use somewhere better to put your cups. There is really only ONE usable cup holder up front. The "second" is really a space where the "muffin" ashtray went from the factory. You COULD put something there, but it will fall over in a quick right turn or you will knock it over when shifting into "Park". Seating is comfortable and there is plenty of room for us tall folks (I am 6'4" and I fit fine. I don't even have the seat all the way back as I do in most cars and trucks.) Back seat passengers will not have the same level of comfort unless they are in child safety seats. I almost passed on the car because it has leather seats. Glad I didn't though. They are really comfortable with plenty of support in the right places (for me) and the heated seats option really feels great on my back... It's like a built-in heating pad. These are not "Cadillac Quiet". These cars do not "float" down the road like full size luxury sedans. They drive more like well-mannered sports cars with great feedback through the steering and controls. It is very sure-footed and confident, and with the speed sensitive steering, you might forget that you are driving a mid-size grocery-getter. Trunk space is adequate. There is room for all sorts of stuff in there. Power window motors in these cars have a tendency to fail, so be prepared to replace one at some point. Overall, these cars are reliable budget friendly transportation. Getting over 20MPG in town and nearly 30 on the highway, while sucking up a ricer from time to time with the above average acceleration and power from the "Shortstar" 3.5L V6. At the same time, it is easy on the wallet at the pump. These are great commuter cars with a bit of "fun-to-drive" added in for good measure. This car was built on the "W-Body" platform. Sibling vehicles include the Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet Impala and Buick Regal. The Intrigue has the best of all of these other cars. Too bad they killed it off after 2002. It would have made an AWESOME Chevrolet Impala SS.
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Great used car

by from chicago on April 2, 2012

Love my 2000 intriuge. bought it with 85,000. Very quiet smooth ride. It now has 100,000 miles on it. Only issue that i have had with the car it those crazy dash lights, as stated by most everyone els...
Love my 2000 intriuge. bought it with 85,000. Very quiet smooth ride. It now has 100,000 miles on it. Only issue that i have had with the car it those crazy dash lights, as stated by most everyone else as well. My mechanic said that he has seen this in other intrigues, dont worry about it, and i have not worried about it. would recomment it to anyone.
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Low Maintenance Car

by from Indianapolis, IN on February 12, 2011

I have a 2000 Intrigue with 150,000 miles. We got the car from my husband's grandmother who bought it new. We've driven it for the past 8 years with very little problems other than the normal wear and...
I have a 2000 Intrigue with 150,000 miles. We got the car from my husband's grandmother who bought it new. We've driven it for the past 8 years with very little problems other than the normal wear and tear. We've replaced the brakes, tires, battery, and starter. The sensor lights on the dash do stay on like service vehicle, check engine, Anti-lock brake, but the mechanic assures me there is no problems. I have also had problems with the car burning oil quickly. I hate to trade in the car, but we have a growing family and need more room. I would recommend this car to anyone. It is very durable with very little maintenance.
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Too bad they dont make em anymore

by from CA on February 25, 2010

165,000 miles and the only thing I have ever had to do is replace the fluid. Still runs like the day I bought it 10 years ago
165,000 miles and the only thing I have ever had to do is replace the fluid. Still runs like the day I bought it 10 years ago
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Best Car I Have Ever Had

by from Long Island, NY on November 20, 2010

I bought this 6 cylinder car in 2000 and it has given me ten years and almost 170,000 miles of safe, reliable transportation with very few problems! This is the energizer bunny engine! It never quits!...
I bought this 6 cylinder car in 2000 and it has given me ten years and almost 170,000 miles of safe, reliable transportation with very few problems! This is the energizer bunny engine! It never quits! The seating is comfortable, the ride is comfortable and it is quick and responsive in all driving situations. Has a great center of gravity so it's even great in the curves! I love the styling and am still debating whether to replace it. I've been all over New York State with it as well as other states in the northeast. Had the transmission rebuilt two years ago as it was begining to slip just a bit - but that could have been from my driving! I had a Cutlass, bought used before this one and loved it too. I was really bummed out when GM stopped making Oldsmobiles - I think that's why I have kept this one so long, I don't think there's a comparably reliable car on the market today - with the comfort as well as the ride and power. I am considering replacing it- but every time I think about it I hate to let it go! I think I may regret it! I would definitely recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a reliable and easy to handle used car. I did chuckle at the comments posted about the signal lights (my right one had been blowing bulbs for years - until I changed mechanics to one who solved the problem ) and the indicator lights on the dash too! I think there's a glitch in the electronic sensor system. I've gotten to the point where I ignore them for the most part. But I still LOVE the car!
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NOT A BAD CAR

by from on April 23, 2010

JUST GOT IT 4 WEEKS AGO, 4700 MILES, CUP HOLDERS ARE NOT THE BEST, BLINKER ARE A PROBLEM BUT FIXABLE, ALL I DID WAS REPLACE A FRONT WHEEL BEARING HUB, NICE RIDE, GREAT PERFORMANCE, PAINT STILL LOOKS N...
JUST GOT IT 4 WEEKS AGO, 4700 MILES, CUP HOLDERS ARE NOT THE BEST, BLINKER ARE A PROBLEM BUT FIXABLE, ALL I DID WAS REPLACE A FRONT WHEEL BEARING HUB, NICE RIDE, GREAT PERFORMANCE, PAINT STILL LOOKS NEW, ALL FOR $2500.00, WILL DRIVE IT TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX

by from Oshkosh, WI on August 8, 2009

I purchased this car in 1999 with about 18,000 miles on it. 10 years later at 210,000 miles it is time to say goodbye. Overall, it has been a pretty satisfying vehicle with an acceptable service histo...
I purchased this car in 1999 with about 18,000 miles on it. 10 years later at 210,000 miles it is time to say goodbye. Overall, it has been a pretty satisfying vehicle with an acceptable service history. A crankshaft speed sensor under warranty and a fuel valve brought separate trips to the shop but it never left me stranded. The front blinkers did give me some fits over the years, I ended up changing out the bulb connectors and utilized dielectic grease to solve the problem. Didn't need my first front brake job until 75K miles and my second at 175K. I finally replaced the rear brakes at 200K for the first time. I did have to replace the HVAC blower motor and the blower resistor once when the fan quite working. The 3.5L engine always seemed to make decent power, however it didn't seem quite as strong as my brothers 3.8L Grand Prix. I will say that this engine has always been thirsty for oil. Since day one it has always needed at least one quart of oil added between the 3,000 mile oil changes. As a side note, my brothers 3.8L Pontiac never burned a drop of oil during this same time frame. I have gone through struts once, several sets of tires but I am still running the original wheel ends with no squeaking or bearing issues. Original alternator, water pump, power steering, exhaust, no tranny issues. I don't know. In my mind, having a car like this for 10 years with only a couple trips to the shop for minor issues $500 or less, feels like a success to me. This past winter I started burning coolant and I parked the car until it got warmer in the spring. At 210K miles a head job costs $3500 and a replacement engine would be $4500. Thats OK, I feel I got my money's worth on this vehicle. It is time to say goodbye and start looking for a replacement. I would have no issues buying another one of these cars with over 100K miles. I would be hesitant to buy with over 180K since the engine could be nearing the end of its servicable life.
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I love this car

by from NY on June 8, 2010

I found this car to be very reliable and comfortable. It drives great, very smooth riding. I personally have the leather heated seats and I LOVE them. They warm up very quickly and feel great. Also I ...
I found this car to be very reliable and comfortable. It drives great, very smooth riding. I personally have the leather heated seats and I LOVE them. They warm up very quickly and feel great. Also I think that the gas milage is good with the Intrigue. The one complaint I have is the cup holders are in a very weird spot, they're hard to use and when they are used sometimes the drinks are spilled. Overall the car is great, I am more than satisfied with it.
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I Love This Car!

by from Logansport, IN on January 12, 2008

I bought my used Intrigue in 2003 and have never regretted it. The car now has close to 120,000 miles on it. I have had no problems at all. I have been amazed at the gas mileage. I average 25 in town ...
I bought my used Intrigue in 2003 and have never regretted it. The car now has close to 120,000 miles on it. I have had no problems at all. I have been amazed at the gas mileage. I average 25 in town and 30 on long trips. This with a v-6 engine! I know one family that has just recently purchased their third Intrigue. When we are together, we talk on and on about how great a car this is. Oldsmobile did it right on this one. It is unfortunate that GM decided to stop making it.
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Solid

by from Chicago on June 1, 2009

I just sold my 2000 Intrigue. It had 183,000 miles and was still running strong. It was actually a car that my parents bought new and that I bought from them. So I pretty much know the history of the ...
I just sold my 2000 Intrigue. It had 183,000 miles and was still running strong. It was actually a car that my parents bought new and that I bought from them. So I pretty much know the history of the car through all 183k. There's not much bad to say. We didn't have to do much work at all beyond normal wear and tear stuff. There were problems with lights on the instrument panel -- Check engine, airbag, antilock lights were always on, though there were no problems. And by the end it was burning oil pretty quickly. The good would be the engine, for sure. Powerful, smooth, quiet and consistent. Very solid. Great transmission. Pretty good gas mileage -- up to 27 hwy. Overall a nice solid vehicle.
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