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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
Apr 26, 2001 (11:16 am)
To all 99' intrigue owners who are experiencing problems with their cars, I can sympathize with you. I purchased a 99' old intrigue in Mar of 00' and it has been the worst investment of my life. I travel 700 miles twice a month from my work to my home and I have accumulated over 50,000 miles in little over a year. It has the 3.5 liter engine with the GL package and I can say that the engine's performance is fairly nice. That is all I can say positive though. I have experienced repeated starting problems, and the illustrious "rotor and brake" legend that I have read so much about, is certainly taking its effect on my vehicle. But I have to say, the prize winning article for this car is the insurance crash test ratings the 1999 Olds Intrigue received. The side-crash test ratings for this car were some of the worst I have seen. Not that the frontal-crash results were any better, but let's just say I will be sure and brush-up on my defensive driving courses. Oh yea, all of these tests were at 35 mph. Many of you may not be experiencing these problems discussed, and I hope that your cars are the exceptions. Some may be actual dealers or marketing analysts for GM who are saying they are not having these problems to keep from having to recall and repair their mistakes. I mean after all GM gave up on Oldsmobile for some reason other than what was stated in the tabloids I'm sure. Or do you believe that GM was up front and totally honest about their reasoning. After all, every large cooperation is only out to please the public and not to withhold pertinent information initiating a recall on faulty parts. Right?! Sure. I am for the recall. Fix what you half-assed and keep lives out of danger. You would think that in this sue-happy world today, more precautions would be taken on the part of GM to avoid all this. But oh well, we will see what the future holds for GM and the awesome (sarcastically) 1998-2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue.
#2630 of 12345 K & N for 3.5
Apr 26, 2001 (11:16 am)
I called ACDelco to see what the p/n are: Intrigue is A1096C, Aurora is A1208C, so it would seem the filters are NOT the same?? I would love to get a bit more oomph off the line with my non-PCS 3.09, but wouldn't a K & N or any other low restriction air filter actually hinder the low end performance due to decreased back pressure, which is the trade-off to getting the better free flowing breathing at the top end?
Apr 26, 2001 (12:08 pm)
madrnhell: Are those the only problems you have had with your Intrigue? Consider yourself fortunate. How can you say this has been the worst investment of your life? Did you get the Autobahn package? That may explain your brake problems. Please elaborate on all of the problems you have experienced since you bought the car new. As a fellow '99 GL owner, I'm interested.
Also, I don't place too much faith in "insurance industry" crash tests.
#2633 of 12345 madrnhell
Apr 26, 2001 (1:10 pm)
your problems are not unique; and sounds like your are doing fairly well with your Intrigue. Never looked at the accident ratings; for if I did; maybe I should buy a M1A1 tank.
When the govt. starts to engineer our cars; then I shall be buying all non-current models.. Govt. is good for studying the problem...period..period.
Brakes and hard starting is common..no big deal..maybe time to trade???? Honda Insight would be a good choice..
#2634 of 12345 tblacknite
Apr 26, 2001 (2:32 pm)
Haven't heard from you in a while, are you still around?
Apr 26, 2001 (2:38 pm)
(formerly known as ghostz - somehow my computer forgot my log-in info)
dindak: Right on. If they can only achieve sales volume by offering large incentives and discounts, who can see GM continuing to lose profit for the next 4 years? It may be that sometime next year, Olds and all its models will just go "poof."
#2636 of 12345 Hee hee...Let's all change our user names
Apr 26, 2001 (4:54 pm)
#2637 of 12345 What's with all the name changing? Let's talk about the Intrigue!
Apr 26, 2001 (5:08 pm)
#2638 of 12345 Steering Looseness?
Apr 26, 2001 (5:18 pm)
It seems that I am not the only one having concerns about the steering feel.
one2one - Answers to your questions are: I don't really feel that I am loosing the center position or that there is more play in the steering when this happens.
dwg - Comments about feedback through the steering wheel, feels like something is loose. (I think he has nailed it!)
cd96ns -Talks about replacing the steering gear or rack. I hope this is not the problem!
rbb2 - Comments that when braking the rattle goes away.
I think that I am feeling a looseness or rattle as feedback through the steering wheel under certain conditions. It seems associated with suspension movements and also when I brake (perhaps because the suspension is moving). Braking does not reduce the feeling.
I hope that further comments from this group will lead to an explanation and fix. As I mentioned I am having my local mechanic take a look on Monday. He is pretty good and may have some ideas. I will let everyone know how it goes.