Always been a Great Car
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 changes, it didn't need anything. We got an Aurora in 2006 and that became her driver, I inherited the Intrigue, and never had any issues with it, I did replace the cloth interior with a leather interior I got out of a junkyard vehicle (changed the passenger seat to power also), I added a Sony head unit with bluetooth, added a twin speaker 1200 watt sub in the trunk, changed the painted 16" wheels for chrome 17" Aurora wheels and Goodyear Eagle GT's, drilled/slotted rotors with ceramic pads, 24,000 GVW transcooler, new radiator, changed the ac compressor and water pump and had alternator refreshed, did one window regulator...this past week, I replaced the two lower control arms, ball joints, sway bar bushings and brackets, motor mounts, and outer tie rod ends. I did the blower motor twice and will have to do it again since the seem to get wet and that makes them rust and, unless you run it on high they seize and blow a fuse. It has over 170,000 miles on it now, always has had frequent oil changes with full synthetic, does not leak anything, installed a shift kit a couple years ago, no leaks and great gas mileage to go with good looks, great acceleration, handling-it is easily as nice as any car I have ever owned and is probably the most reliable car I've owned in 45+ years. If you can find one that was taken care of, with the 3.5 engine, get it and maintain it, it is truly a great car. Trans cooler and shift kit with this engine should last pretty much forever as long as oil is changed and it is not overheated.