1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L V6 from North America
A dependable car with a dependable engine
At 180,000 miles I replaced the shocks/struts and MAF sensor.
I hydroplaned into a ditch on the interstate once going about 80 and drove it for another year with no problems.
Really a great car, I think my Dad bought this in perfect shape for $2500 or less in the early 2000s. This car depriciated like a rock, not sure why because it was fast and handled well, held lots of gear and returned fuel economy in the 20s.
This was pretty much a nicer Malibu, mine was a base model but at its death near 200k it still had tons of life left in it. The engine shifted strong, didn't take any oil and everything worked. Windows ran like new, interior wore well, the center arm rest broke, but that was college kid shenanigans. It felt good, less plasticky than a lot of the new cars I've been in, more soft touch materials and the fabric seats were good enough.
Pretty much a standard car, nothing surprising about it, just that it always worked and had plenty of space/power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2016