2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue Reviews - Page 8 of 15

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Intrigue

Summary:

Overall great, but needs a lot of electrical help

Faults:

Window regulator went out, replaced went out four months later.

Blinkers quit working, but can get them to work if I mess with the hazard button.

Kept shutting off in the middle of driving on interstate, because battery connection is bad.

Passenger side door sticks.

Buttons on radio and other button continually fall off.

General Comments:

The car drives over all great, but all the electrical problems and minor problems is making me considering selling it.

Since my driver side window will not roll down and my blinkers don't work I can't even use hand signals.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th October, 2005

11th Nov 2005, 11:19

I own a 2000 Intrigue as well. I had my car for a year in February. The headlights flicker at night no matter how cold or warm out it is. Sometimes I think they are going to go out completely. Then the car got to where it didn't want to start. My husband thought it was a bad battery, so we bought a new battery. That fixed the problem for about 3 weeks. It has started doing it again. Now it's won't hardly start at all. I have had to replace the left blinker switch, it shorted out and melted. The passenger door sticks constantly. My service engine light came on about 2 weeks after I bought it. Now my security light has come on. The low oil light stays on. The oil is fine when we check it. I have taken it back to the dealership several times. They can't seem to find anything wrong. The only thing they told me was it sounded like the brain (main computer) of the car was going out. That cost about $2,000 or more to replace. They also said eventually it wouldn't start at all. I have had several diagnostics test ran. Nothing shows there. I really like the style of the car. But I have put too much money into it, to keep it running. I am considering selling the car myself. I will never, but another GM again. I am very dis pleased with the car.

20th May 2006, 19:16

I just bought a 94 achieva and the head lights and blinkers will not go on what should I do? please help me lauraknight1986@yahoo.com

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

No wonder Oldsmobile is gone ~ GM to follow given their commitment to quality

Faults:

P.O.S.

Bearings keep going out. They have been replaced twice at only 73k miles, and it costs nearly 1000.00 to replace.

Doors do not seal tightly ~ air seeps in at highway speed and water actually leaks through the rubber seals (one door only).

Molding/dash interior is dry rotting before my eyes at only 3 yrs old.

Button on shifter (transmission) is broken ~ that's something that should have never broken.

Lights will not maintain a luminous output ~ a design problem with the alternator and a smog device so I hear.

For the money, I've been very disappointed in the quality of the car and the concern of the poor quality from GM. And they wonder why they are losing market share.

I have a 1990 Ford Ranger (owned new) that's has 240k and has seen less shop than this GM vehicle. This was my first GM car and it is without a doubt the last GM experience I will every undertake.

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

Review Date: 11th July, 2005

2nd Aug 2006, 10:32

I really don't know why you are down talking the Intrigue. I have one and I have not had a problem with it. I have the GLS which has more electronics on it, and have never had to fix anything.

As for the button on the gear selector, anything can break if you push hard enough. I have learned that to own a GM product you have to be gentle to it or it will not be gentle to you.

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