1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L from North America
For a V6, the 3.8L has plenty of zip with this stylish body!
It seems that every 1 to 1 1/2 years apart, one or more of the power windows quits working! In Nov. 2001, the passenger side front and both rear windows quit working! In March of 2003, the driver's window quit working. In April, 2004 the driver's side rear window quit working! As of 9/03/2004, the passenger rear door window quit working! We're told each time by the dealer that a "regulator" broke.
We're lucky to have bought the extended warranty to repair these, but it sure is a hassle! Also, the dealer's paperwork shows repair costs about $400 per window! Hope I can buy another extended warranty when the current one expires!
This car is great fun to drive and to own. It's looks are sharp and handles great. But with the window trouble, I'm getting second thoughts!
Any suggestions? I'm considering buying a non-GM car! Seems like our previous car (1994 Honda Accord) never caused us any grief!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2004
9th Nov 2004, 13:56
I own a '99 Intrigue and have the same problem with the windows. It's a bummer, but I think it's a very nice car myself. I love my Olds. I have the 3.8L "short star" engine and had to get a piston replaced due to a leak in a gasket on the oil pan. But in the process of replacing the piston I got the chance to fix up the engine. I bored it out and now the acceleration time is really great, 0-60 in 6.8 sec. One more problem is when I bored out the engine and drove for about 500 miles untill the mass air flow regulator chip gave out, so it was stalling while idling, but got that fixed also. Now my Intrigue is the nicest of all my friends cars with the Bose sound system and the leather. I really like the stereo controls on the steering wheel. Overall I love my car.