21st Dec 2004, 07:24
Ditto on the oil filter. I change the oil in our Intrigue without even lifting the car. Go to your favorite parts store and buy a cap type oil filter socket for your socket wrench... three bucks. The filters themselves cost more than the tool to remove the cap.
Oh yeah, and it makes a mess. ;-)
3rd Jan 2008, 11:06
These Olds Intrigues are nothing but disasters. DON'T BUY ONE!!! The problems are just too numerous to tell. Unless you have big money to spend, get ready because when you get past 70,000 everything starts going bad. Parts are expensive, labor is expensive, and mechanics don't really know how to fix them. It's just try this and see if it works. I feel like the number one stupid of the year because I bought one. I feel they are dangerous too, because you get no warning, just all at once lights come on and stuff stops working and it's a pain. Never another olds for me. I'm American all the way, but we need to make better cars.
6th Feb 2008, 16:24
I have a 2000 Intrigue and it's been the best car I've ever owned. Outside of a few wear/tear items and a minor thing here and there, it's a great vehicle. I'm at 170,000+ MILES and it's still got the pep and pick up it had at 35,000k. I can't say enough good things about this car!
4th May 2009, 02:05
Although I have not reviewed the 2000 I had, I did want to leave a comment. I loved the 3.5L engine. Way more zip than the 3.8.
As for the lights flickering, there was a recall in the alternators. There should be no problem getting the car worked on as it's a Grand Prix or Buick Regal GS with a better engine. I ran mine from 17K miles to 87K miles, and other than heater blow motor, it had no problems.
I would have liked to see what that car would have done without the speed limiter.