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Oldsmobile Intrigue Owners Meet the Members

Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,070
edited April 2014 in Oldsmobile
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Intrigue!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

Also, if you are interested in a live chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on

4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET


Thursdays: 5:00-6:00pm PT/8:00-9:00pm ET
6:00-7:00pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET
7:00-8:00pm PT/10:00-11:00pm ET
(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)

Let me know if you are interested in a chat and the day/time convenient for you.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    Thought i would be the first to check in on our forum.
  • one2oneone2one Posts: 626
    Want to support the new message boards we have. If the 300M owners can do it, we can too :-)

    76,000 miles on my Intrigue and still kicking!
  • ghostzghostz Posts: 19
    Checking in. I hope we can get enough interest to keep this going.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Hope this area will be fun.

    What is the difference between this club and the discussion?
  • limadeltalimadelta Posts: 49
    18000 miles and the 3.5 is still revving like a high-zoot, go-fast car.

    The alternator arrived today and I'll let you know if the current incarnation is the 'fix' that it is supposed to be. To be honest about this flickering is minor, but I want this caught and fixed before it becomes something that will haunt me a few years from now.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,070
    dindak asks: What is the difference between this club and the discussion?

    You can have as many specific discussions as you like in your club folder. Examples:

    Care & Maintenance
    Dealer Dealings
    Problems & Solutions
    Events & Road Trips
    Accessories & Modifications
    Member Chat

    Whatever you want, just give me a holler and I'll set it up.

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    Edmunds Manager UGC Click on my screen name to send a personal message. Need help navigating? Check out Getting Started in Edmunds Forums.

  • jjpowell2jjpowell2 Posts: 91
    Hi! Thought I'd check in to report gas mileage is now 25.8 MPG with a mix of city & 75mph driving. Love the car but waiting to see if the new-new alternator will fix the dimming. Be sure to report in limadelta....our dealership is trying to get the new alternator as I type.......
  • j_colemanj_coleman Posts: 143
    OK, I'll share some details about my Intrigue.

    Forest Green 1999 GL (built 5/99, delivered 6/99)
    3.5L engine

    Nuetral leather interior
    CD player / Cassette Deck (6 speaker sound system)
    Steering wheel radio controls

    I currently have about 24K miles on the odometer.
  • 99 DX, black, spoiler. Smooth looking cars, ain't they? just hit 16,400 miles. Bought it at 11k back in November for roughly $13k.
    Except for some of the same small(small??) issues others seem to be having[ popping sound when turning, rough start, etc] I LOVE MY CAR!!

    Just had the AC blower replaced, because it was noisy and squeaky.... also had the AC control head unit replaced, because the AC would turn itself on and off... I'm in Sarasota, FL, and it's too damned hot to tolerate that kind of crap..

    I reported some warping/coming loose around the center A/I vent in the dash.... figured they'd replace the vent cover, or apply glue or something... they're going to replace the entire dash! least I should have that new car smell back for a while...

    Anyway.... hi, all!
  • ian18ian18 Posts: 133
    Hi everyone,
    My 98 Intrigue has just gone over 50,000 miles. The 3800 engine is doing great as is the entire car (especially now that I have new rotors complements of Olds). It is a rare medium Grey-Green color (I don't why Olds dropped this color as I think its the awesome), fully loaded including autobahn package and sunroof.
    I am especially interested to hear of other owner's experience doing recommended maintenance as the mileage increases. So far I have done nothing except change the oil every 4-5,000 miles. However, I plan to change the auto transaxle oil and coolant even though it is not called for until 100,000 miles.
  • a4naxenta4naxent Posts: 9
    My first time on this site. My 98 Intrigue is one of the gold ones with the tan interior. Has all the goodies except the CD changer and the Autobahn package. This car is a joy to drive -- wish I could say the same about reliability. More about that later as it will be a long posting.
  • oscarz2oscarz2 Posts: 153
    Love: looks, performance, features, etc.
    Don't love: interior rattles, suspension.

    Got it in Feb 00 for $20,484 after rebates(everything but the Bose) from fleet guy. I believe it was on the lot for quite a while, hence the price. I guess no one liked the Forest Green except me.
  • swagledswagled Posts: 195
    When I went shopping, there were a lot of white and forest green Inrigues. White I can understand, it's a "rental color". I thought the green looked nice... but the ones I saw had too much optional equipment.

    Green can be something of a "periodic" color. I.e., when I think green, the thought of 1970s Ford Mavericks and Plymouth Dusters come to mind... American automakers seem to have taken a long break from it.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,070
    Some of you will notice that your messages from yesterday no longer exist. There was a major hiccup in the system last evening. apologizes sincerely for the difficulties this situation poses. Please rest assured that every effort is being expended to rectify this matter as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

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  • limadeltalimadelta Posts: 49
    jjpowell2: The newest iteration of the alternator is in and will put installed next week.

    I will let you know how it goes.
  • dupedupe Posts: 1
    I just picked up an 01 Bronze Intrigue GLS last month. Just couldn't resist the rebate and loyalty voucher deal. Why I originally came to this site was to see if I could find any info on the oil filter wrench. Any idea where one can be bought or ordered?
  • b4zb4z Posts: 3,372
    dupe: Try the intrigue VII thread. There should be somebody who knows.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Most of you are coming from the Intrigue thread but anyway.. I have a

    2000 Intrigue GL (Silver Mist)
    Options include : Spoiler, upgrade CD/Tape with steering controls and speakers.
    Purchased at Taylor Chev Olds In Kingston ON in March 2000.
    Currently have 31K kms on the beast
    Problems : faulty temperature gauge fixed under warranty
    General : Love this car like crazy. Recommend to anyone looking at a Maxima or V6 Accord. Great engine and handling!
  • white6white6 Posts: 588
    Most any auto parts store has a wrench that will work. It is simply the "socket" type that fits the small oil filters.
  • tammyj2tammyj2 Posts: 1
    Hello, my name is Tammy! I just bought a 2000 intrigue today! I love the V6!!! intrigue. I hope it lasts a long time!! Does anyone have any information about GM fazing out the Oldsmobile line of cars?

  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    Congrats on the car!! I love my Intrigue also. More than a year with it now, it's a pleasure to drive every day.

    GM says 2003 will be the last models year for Intrigue. That being said, I think production will likely end in 2002 sometime, probably around the time Grand Prix changes to it's all new 2003 design.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,070
    This week's topic:

    My vehicle is better than yours because....

    Brag about your ride on Tuesday, May 8, 5-6pm PT/8-9pm ET in the new News & Views Weekly Chat

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  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,070
    Is anyone out nearing the end of your lease, or maybe even not that close to the end, but are already getting offers to buy the vehicle from the lessor? It doesn't matter if you plan to take the offer or not. Does this describe your situation? If so, please post your story in our discussion Talk to the Press, or respond directly to Jeannine Fallon, our PR Director at Edmunds As always, your identity will be protected at your request.

    Thanks much!

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  • ketchketch Posts: 217
    Had this car a year and a half, and have had few problems, mostly trim affecting.
    14400 miles thus far, bought Dec. 99. Also looked at Passat(VW) and Altima (Nissan).
    Previous car: '90 cavalier (don't laugh, ok laugh, but 1 income two kids, do the math...
    previous car to that was a '86 Mustang GT, so the Cav. was like doing time!).

    Loves (in order): Styling outside, Design Inside (very German), Performance (3.5), Handling,
    Size (useful).

    Dislikes(in order): Build quality (not awful though), ABS system(intrudes too soon/frequently),
    dealer service, size(also a "love" for it usefullness, but would like a size
    closer to a Passat).

    One liner: The Intrigue combines two of my favorite cars I have owned- a Mustang GT for its
    power and looks, and a '83 GTI, for its German feel and refinement!
  • bb1129bb1129 Posts: 7
    Last August after about 17,000 miles, my '98 needed a rebuilt transmission (covered under warrenty). It was in the shop for 8 days. I believe it should still be covered under the power train warrenty until 2003 (5 years from date of purchase in February 98). Other than the transmission problem and problems with a sticky passenger door and rear seatbelts, the car has been enjoyable. I also got new rotors courtesy of the dealer. Anyone else with transmission problems?
  • tomw11tomw11 Posts: 6
    I've got a 2000 Black GLS - most options except PCS. With the chrome wheels this is a very sharp car. Overall, I'm happy with this car except I'm noticing a rumble coming from the rear end as mentioned in another posting. The noise occurs when decelerating and nearly at a stop. I haven't gone to the dealer yet as I'd like to learn others experiences with this problem beforehand.
  • mosaixmosaix Posts: 106
    Black 2001 GLS with dark grey interior, PCS package, Bose, and gold emblems. In fact, the only option not on mine was the engine block heater. Took delivery of this black stallion on July 21 and she had 4 miles on the odometer before I took the test drive. Already at 1300 miles and still enjoying this car very much. I ordered and just received the GM service manual for this car($120) and it's really interesting the features and technology that is packed into this car. I've always liked Oldsmobiles and I really hate to see them go, especially now as they have the absolute best line of cars ever.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    GM will lose a lot of car sales when Oldsmobile dies. Very short sighted move, but given the times I think GM had no choice. Hopefully some of those future Oldsmobiles will find their way to Saturn or Buick.
  • hello,im new to this sight but i like it already. not to many sights out there to talk about oldsmobiles just wanted to tell about my intrigue 1999 gx about 70000 on far to work.great car so far no problems except brakes,fixed that though with upgrade to slotted rotors,and super stop pads(rabestos)also put on 17 enkei rims and toys tires
  • mosaixmosaix Posts: 106
    Does your 99 have the 3800 V6 engine or the 3.5 liter DOHC V6? I bet those rims look interesting on that car.
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