28th Aug 2005, 18:24
I own a 99 Ingtrigue and despite being nervous about purchasing a GM car after all my friends said I needed a Honda, Toyota, etc. I have actually been quite please with it. I just hit 139,000 miles and just seeing how far I can take it! I am having to add oil which has made me nervous from the start, but it just seems to keep on going. Thanks for the posts about the Change Oil light, that has been driving me crazy. Despite the quirks that I believe GM needs to address/solve, I am proud to be driving an American made car and believe the old stigma that foreign is better no longer holds true.
18th Jan 2006, 22:47
Just purchased a 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue with 157,580 miles off ebay. It was a super buy. Everything works, but the overdrive. The transmission has never been serviced. I will change the fluid and filter and install a conditioner. The service garage at GM said it could just be sticky or a solenoid could be defective. All other gears work excellent! The motor uses a quart of oil every 2,000 miles. I'm switching to Amsoil synthetic. I would recommend to anyone who is having oil consumption problems to switch to synthetics. I had two 1995 Suburbans that both used a quart every 800 miles. I switched to Mobil 1 5w30 and no more oil consumption between 5,000 mile changes. Don't switch to a 20w50 oil. This could damage your engine. Switch to a high quality synthetic motor oil in a 5w30 or 10w30 like Amsoil or Mobil 1. I'll write more later after I put some more miles on this car. Nascarfan in Iowa. Drive On.
3rd Sep 2006, 12:43
I have a 1999 Olds Intrigue. I have enjoyed my car because it has given me great service. One problem, when I drive the car to a store about 6 miles which mean the car is hot. I get out, go into the store for 25 minutes. The car is cooling down now. When I get in and crank it, it cranks and go dead. Some time I have to crank it three times. I have taken it to the dealer four times and they can not find the problem. Can anyone help me?
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11th Jul 2007, 20:06
I have a 2000 intrigue with 60,000 miles on it. I bought it used a few months ago. Immediately we noticed it stalling and had to replace the crank sensor, a couple of hundred bucks. It is taking oil, a quart every now and then I think we put in two quarts already, in between the two oil changes. Now the passenger door has locked up on us and we are trying to get that fixed. Otherwise is a nice looking and nice ride.
2nd Jun 2009, 13:24
I've had my Oldmobile Intrigue for 10 years now and 72,000 miles. I've had steering problems, which were a recall problem and it works fine now. It has started to use more oil, so I just check it more often. The only other work I've done on it is routine maintenance, brakes, etc.
I recently had the check engine light come on and was about to take it in. I'm sure they would have replaced something, especially since I'm a woman. However, I looked on the Internet first and one person suggested checking for loose wires and/or a loose gas cap. It turned out to be a loose gas cap and I tightened it. The engine light went off after a minute and hasn't come back on. It pays to check the small stuff before you have to pay for the big stuff.
12th Jan 2010, 03:49
Have had a 99 Intrigue since 2000, bought it used from a rental car company. Has 86,000 miles on it, and now I hear the steering clunk, and it does use 1 quart of oil per about 2,000 miles. It has run great all alone, never given it a tune up, engine/transmission still great, but other parts are now showing their age. The steering clunkiness, air compressor, window regulators, shocks...
11th Dec 2011, 01:52
Funny! I was searching online for a reason why my lights might flicker on my 1999 Olds Intrigue, and it seems to be something that is quite common. I am glad that I looked here. I will know to have the voltage regulator tested! I hope that is what it is, because I have had just about everything tested, and because it is intermittent, it is hard to explain to a mechanic.