2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L from North America
A competent touring car
Drivers window operator failed at about 30,000. Repaired under warranty.
Replaced OE tires at 25,000.
Excellent interstate car. Comfortable, roomy and convenient. 30+ mpg at 75 mph+. Cruises easily at 2000 rpm, 75 mph. Down shifts on hills where I would make them with a manual transmission.
Automatic, dual cabin environmental controls took some getting use to, but now I wouldn't trade them.
Best (smooth and responsive) passing acceleration between 55-90 that I've experienced.
Dead pedal is in perfect spot at correct angle for me.
Caveats - I maintain this car religiously. Oil changes 3-5000 miles. Tire rotation and balance every other oil change and 2 wheel alignments. I burn mid-grade fuel instead of regular.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th July, 2004
27th Sep 2007, 09:07
I wrote the original review that I'm commenting on. It's now September 2007 and the '01 Intrigue has about 86,000 miles on it.
Since the original review, I've had to have the wiring harness under the battery rebuilt, replaced the regulators in all 4 windows, the transmission and, most recently a crankshaft position sensor. The the final drive bearing failed and required transmission replacement at 84k.
When I talked to GM the only help they offered was a customer loyalty discount toward purchase of a new car. I told them I wouldn't be needing that. There are still many features I like about the Intrigue, but I'll be looking for them in a non-GM car in the future.