2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5 V6 from North America
Fair car, having problems though
When I first bought this car back in February 2005, the car seemed like a dream vehicle. The first problem I have noticed, is that the front dash lights and console lights get very hot when using the headlights at night. Second, I notice that the lights will flicker from time to time. I brought my car into the dealership while it was still under warranty (3 year, 36000 mile warranty), and they could not find anything wrong with the car. Now, the car has the numbers rubbing off the radio buttons, and I am getting a high pitched rubbing sound from the front passenger tire when I exceed 70 mph. Any ideas about what might be causing these problems?
I am moderately satisfied with this GM product. I am not very satisfied with the GM dealership mechanics, however. Now that the car is out of warranty, I am fearing that there may be a fair amount of expenditure for repairs on this, especially now that I am getting that wheel rubbing sound when I exceed 70 mph. I have read in some other reviews, and have seen where several of the Oldsmobile lines have had problems with the rotors and wheel bearings (I have no idea how much these cost to replace, but it is scaring me). Any thoughts?
Other than that, the car rides well, is comfortable, and seems fairly safe. The engine is powerful, and does not seem to be much of a gas hog. Any thoughts on what I have said above would be most appreciated.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th July, 2005
This forum is not for maligning people who write reviews. Since you made the statement, I would suggest you verify your facts before you criticize. "First of all" the national speed limit is not 55. In many areas of the country, the speed limit on the interstates is 65, 70, 75, and even 80 MPH. In fact in Montana, there is not even a numerical speed limit on some of the roads, but rather, just a guideline that that the speed be "reasonable and prudent". I think I recognize your sarcastic style of commenting/lecturing from other posts I have seen on this site. Let us keep it about cars.