2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLX 3.5 from North America
Fast, powerful and saved lives LOL
ABS light, never got it off (hate it anyway, so I pulled the bulbs).
Ignition cylinder replaced due to security light.
Wiper motor parked upwards.
Headlight sockets melted.
Actuator that controls the left and right side climate control.
Secondary air injection code; hard to find the problem.
Loved this car so much that I have had four of them. I have had a 98, a 2000, and 2 2002s.
If you keep up regular maintenance, it will last except for the problems I mentioned.
For me, I own a scanner that links to my phone, and with Google they were all pretty simple and cheap to fix. Never would take my car to a dealer; they will rip you off hard.
The security light making the car not to start was a new ignition cylinder. Got it used for ten dollars; then the car ran great. It happens because there's too many keys on your key chain and the tumblers can't support the weight.
The ABS lights I popped because I hate ABS.
Wiper motors was a small tab that just had to be bent back (from using them first thing in the morning on a cold icy day LOL).
Didn't care about the actuator, because all the other climate control like A/C and heat worked extraordinarily well.
The headlight socket, I got for free at a junk yard; it takes two seconds to replace; it's because the metal sockets rusted.
And the secondary air injection code doesn't affect the car at all except e-test (here in Ottawa we are allowed to have one "not ready code").
The car runs amazing, the handling is just perfect, and I get great gas mileage. This car has literally saved my life twice. Once in a head on collision doing a hundred; I walked away with scratches. And two weeks ago I hit a moose doing 90, and if you saw the car I should be dead. My girlfriend was not even wearing her seat belt.
Just bought a 2002, fully loaded, everything but the sun roof. I've done a lot of research on this car. If you need any advice, feel free to contact me at Michael_harper4@hotmail.com.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2014