2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue Reviews - Page 4 of 15

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance50800 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Good car and I hope it holds up for another 50,000 miles

Faults:

Electric rear window stopped working.

Cruise control stopped working.

Climate control module stopped working.

Heated seats stopped working.

General Comments:

This car is easy to drive. Responds quickly. Good for long distances and short hops. Love the heated seats in our cold Wisconsin winters. Has all the features I "need."

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

Review Date: 20th June, 2008

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue Silver Edition 3.5 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5 6 cylinder Automatic
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Spirit

Summary:

Great looking, poor electricals

Faults:

Hi.

I own a 2000 Olds Intrigue. I have been reading all the problems, which I also have went through.

The major problems we've had are the blinking dash and headlight syndrome, the body control module quit working, the ABS and traction control module quit working, and now the security system keeps the car from starting the next time you go to start it.

One of the reviews talked about overheating; I had the water pump replaced in the car, and the mechanic put too much gasket glue between the pump and face of the engine block, causing too much space. The pump could not pump enough coolant to keep engine cool at higher rpms.

General Comments:

Too bad, this has been a nice car to drive and the ride is great, but way too many electrical problems from a company that builds cars for a living.

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

Review Date: 18th June, 2008

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GS 3.5L V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance205000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

Overall, this car is not dependable and you need a second car in case this one breaks down

Faults:

The Four Struts had to be replaced at 110000 kilometers.

Two front wheel bearings replaced at 90000 kilometers.

Check engine light on at 80000 and can't get it off.

Shifter knob broken at 105000 kilometers.

Brakes replaced every 25000 km at a cost of 400 dollars each time.

Starting problems sometimes which can't be fixed.

Alternator and belt replaced at 200000 km.

Sometimes the interior lighting works, sometimes it don't.

This car loves the oil. Can't keep it in her. Doesn't leak or burn it though. Figure that out?

General Comments:

This car is a nice powerful, good looking comfortable car.

However, it is a money pit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th March, 2008

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GS 3.5L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Distance when acquired7500 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carEagle Vision

Summary:

O.k. but not reliable after 60k

Faults:

Soon after buying my intrigue in 2002, it didn't start. after towing it to the dealership, it started fine with no problems. haven't had any problems until sept. 2007...car just didn't start one morning so had the starter replaced and has worked fine since.

Since dec. 2006 (on 9 hour trip), the battery light would remain on, but everything ran fine. had the battery replaced in jan. 2007; no change in the light. had the alternator replaced june. 2007; no change. but the light was not constantly on, mostly in cold weather so I didn't do any more. on march 1, 2008, the car died at a stop light (i see this is a common problem). since I didn't want that to happen again, I brought it to a reliable auto repair. they couldn't find any problems with the battery and the light problem did not appear on any test drives. peculiar. hopefully it was just a sensor that needed to be reset, but I won't be surprised if the battery light reappears after a few weeks.

BUT newly discovered problem... a coolant leak was found underneath (dripping near the starter... previous starter problem?). I decided to do the costly repair of taking apart that part of the engine (time consuming) and it was coming from the bypass tube. that has been replaced as well as, I believe, minor gaskets. they also noticed after taking apart the engine valley that there was an old coolant leak inside (corrosion). could possibly be from bad head gasket in the engine, but that doubles the cost, maybe more. since it wasn't a fresh leak, the alternative I went with is to have the coolant flushed and then add a "pellet" to the coolant that will create a temporary patch in any possible cracks (acts as a sealer). this pellet is made by GM and I hear it's pretty reliable. though it is temporary... it could last 1 year or 3 years, don't really know, but I'm praying for 3. or that there isn't a serious leak in the head gasket. otherwise I have to start all over again with the cost of taking apart the engine. an oil leak was also noticed near the engine valley so the seals were replaced.

Side note: the key-less entry randomly stopped working a few years ago and started working again after the starter was replaced (simply: power to the car was disconnected so computer was reset).

Side note 2: sway bar is broken on one side and cracked on the other. I was told about a crack last year, but got a second opinion that said nothing was wrong with it. guess I should have gone with the first opinion. ($300 part).

I also have the flashing dashboard and head light problem. so far it hasn't been a problem as it's been rare (hasn't done it since the computer was reset... maybe related) but it sounds like that should be a recall.

AND I found out my rack and pinion and power steering line is leaking. that's a costly repair that will have to wait until the government give me my "purchase incentive" check.

General Comments:

Overall the car has been really good (love that the back seats fold down and it's a good size car), just have had a few problems the last two years. I'm not too happy about the car randomly dying, so that worries me a bit. I've never had a car do that before (I've owned about 5...not at the same time). I haven't done enough preventative maintenance over the last two years (been on the search for a new mechanic) other than oil changes and tire rotation, so I think I'm paying for it now.

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

Review Date: 5th March, 2008

19th Dec 2009, 06:03

I also the random stall problem at idle. I replaced the crank position sensor, which is located behind the starter. I have not had the random stall problem since. Good luck!

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 50 reviews