1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L from North America


Great car for what is in my opinion


Fuel pump problems at 130,000 and 150,000 miles.

General Comments:

I have to admit this isn't really my kind of car, but its been good to me.

I have only had to do a few things to it, and I won't hold it against the car, because stuff breaks.

The interior is OK, but kinda cheap feeling, and the seat seams didn't hold up too well on mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2010

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8 liter V6 from North America


Great American engineering


- EKG sensor fowled and needed to be cleaned; 150 bucks for the cleaning and a new air filter.

- Fuel leak after sitting for 2 weeks; 60 bucks to get that fixed up.

- Strut in the back is noisy, not yet replaced but will need to be.

- Wheel bearing replaced, 300 bucks labor and parts.

- Keyless entry remote as had issues, fixed myself with paper towel to apply pressure at certain points.

General Comments:


This is my second car, it's currently 12 years old with just 118,000 km on it. She runs great, engine is nice and smooth, tranny changes gears great, just a little weird when going into over drive, nothing major though.

Car is loaded, the only features it doesn't have is the dual zone climate and the leather seats, has everything else.

All the windows still work fine, cruise works like a charm, has the 6 speaker surround Bose stereo system installed, 12 year old factory stereo still reads CDs with no problems at all.

I really do love this car, I have done a lot of mods to it myself, fixed the A/C myself, added a couple of cool lights to it, etc.

The only thing it will need for inspection on year 13 is the strut in the back, and maybe a couple of tires in the front, that's about it.

Love her, and will never let her go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th September, 2010

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8 from North America


Great car, too bad GM shut them down


Nothing at all.

General Comments:

I loved this car.

Comfortable, nice looking, roomy, great stereo system.

The car drove as well as any car I have ever owned. I have had a Mustang, 2 LeSabre's and a Cutlass and many other cars. This one handled great. Dry or snowy roads. it was great.

It had the same engine as the '87 LeSabre I had, strong and reliable. I got over 200,000 miles out of the Buick.

Just like those idiots at the helm of G.M., they shut down 2 great divisions and leave junk like those rusting Chevy's on the road.

I have owned new Chevy's and some Japanese cars. I'll go Japanese again before another rust bucket like Chevy!

Look around, there are Impalas built since 2000 that are faded and rusty, a lot of them. The engines run well, but they look like a pile of rust held together by glass.

I know you Chevy people are going to disagree with me. That's OK, just send them a note and tell them to prep the bodies better and use primer.

I would still own my Intrigue, but it was stolen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2009

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.8L series II V6 from North America


It will be better once everything is fixed


The first thing that went wrong was my brakes. The brake rotors went below minimal spec and created a horrible clanking noise when you applied the brakes at any speed. This was easily fixed by putting new rotors on..

Second there is a problem with misfiring, it doesn't do it all the time, but when it does do it, it's extremely annoying. I have been told that it could be bad plugs, which is difficult to check because the plug wires get stuck on and you have to cut them off. It could be a coil pack, the module under all the coil packs, or the fuel injector. Still haven't been able to find the problem.

Another problem is with the control arm bushings. Both the horizontal and vertical bushings are shot on both sides, and it also has a bad ball joint on the driver's side.

The in line fuel filter needs to be replaced every 50,000 miles or so, all the brake lines are rotting apart.

The rims look cool. They really accent the car's sleek design, but they cannot hold up to the pot holes in the highway. I recently moved to Mass to go to school, and these roads just hagger them, one has a crack on the inside of the rim.

I had to jump start the car once. In case you don't know, you have to hook to a ground like the engine lift points and the fuse box to jump this car. But ever since then, the car turns over for probably 5 seconds before it actually starts, and most recently it stopped starting all together. I hopped in it to warm it up before the drive to school, turned it over, it cranked twice and then quit on me. It's not the battery. I turn the key and you get all the lights on full, no dimming, you hear the fuel pump going, but nothing from the starter. It's either the ignition switch or the starter itself that's bad.

There is also a problem with the head lights, one low beam does not work, it has a short in the ground wire somewhere. There are also 4 blinkers in the front; two in the middle of the car, and two on the outer edge. The two on the outer edge don't flash, they just stay constant, no idea what the cause of this may be.

General Comments:

I have to admit the car did run well until the misfiring problem, it got up to 110 very fast and handled like a dream. It is a lil chilly with the leather seats, but that changes really quick. I haven't had a problem with space or anything, and I love the design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th October, 2009

23rd Jan 2010, 10:30

Yea man I agree, I just brought this 1998 Intrigue GLS and it's a dream.