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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
#3700 of 12345 Intrigue/Taurus/Impala /Accord resale value
Jul 19, 2001 (8:21 am)
For comparison purposes I have selected to appraise the top of the line trim versions of these models fully loaded . I am obtaining this information from Edmunds' TMV Values for used vehicles.
The comparison is based on 2000 Model year vehicles with 15K miles on the odometer and excellent condition under my own zipcode:
1)Chevrolet Impala LS:
Average Trade-in: $16,488
Average Retail: $19,346
Dealer Certified: $20,091
2)Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS:
Average Trade-in: $16,406
Average Retail: $19,648
Dealer Certified: $20,393
3) Ford Taurus SES:
Average Trade-in: $13,625
Average Retail: $16,593
Dealer Certified: $17,338
4) Honda Accord EX V6:
Average Trade-in: $18,692
Average Retail: $22,479
Dealer Certified: $23,129
Based on these resale value results the cars rank as follows:
1)Honda Accord EX V6
2)Chevrolet Impala LS
3)Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS
4)Ford Taurus SES
The Accord has the best overall resale value figures, however, it is only about $2,000 to $3,000 apart from the Impala LS. The Impala LS has the best resale value of the *domestics*. While the Intrigue GLS still retains decent value it exhibited a greater degree of initial depreciation. The Taurus SES was the worst in terms of resale value.
Never buy a Taurus brand new.
Jul 19, 2001 (8:56 am)
I think that Taurus is the one with the 2 valve/cylinder V6. I rented one once, and I could have sworn it was a 4 cyl because of its lack of power. I looked under the hood and I couldn't believe it was a V6. I think Ford makes a 4 valve/cylinder V6, but I'm not sure which Taurus it comes in. So your comparison may be a little off since the Taurus SES doesn't compete with the others in terms of power.
#3702 of 12345 The Taurus SES
Jul 19, 2001 (9:01 am)
Has the 3.0L DOHC 24-Valve Duratec engine standard. The engine produces 200HP. I think that including the Taurus SES is indeed relevant to the comparison.
Probably the one you drove is the 3.0L OHV 'Vulcan' V6 engine which is one of Ford's most ancient and ineffcient engines in their lineup. The Vulcan is rated at 150HP.
Ford stopped producing a version of the Taurus with a 4-cylinder engine back in 1987. It was the only Taurus ever produced with a 5-speed manual Transmission. It was called the Taurus MT-5 and it was equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. It was soon dropped due to poor reliability and sales of that model.
Jul 19, 2001 (9:06 am)
I checked the specs on Edmunds site here. The SES has the 155-hp engine, the SES with the Deluxe package gets you the Duratec 24-valve setup. The one I rented was definitely the standard SES. The power was pathetic!
#3704 of 12345 buzzing sound?
Jul 19, 2001 (9:36 am)
I bought a new 99 Intrigue w/ the 3.5 engine. Recently, I am hearing a buzzing sound from the engine just behind wheel on the driver side? The dealer I've been dealing with first claimed they didn't hear it. The second time I brought it in, they claimed that it was normal. It sounds a lot like the sound from my old Delta 88 where the engine had to be replaced due to something being worn out in the engine.
Is this a known problem or am I just one of the unlucky ones? Anyone know what could be problem?
#3705 of 12345 Intrigue/Taurus/Impala /Accord Resale Value
Jul 19, 2001 (11:08 am)
There's more to the cost of owning a car than just resale value. I'm a bit busy right now, but Edmunds can also estimate the cost of ownership, including insurance, fuel, maintenance, etc, and the last time I compared, an top-of-the-line Accord cost as much as a Bonneville SLE to own over 5 years...
Jul 19, 2001 (11:15 am)
I get a buzzing sound sometimes right after I start the car. Does it go away?
#3707 of 12345 Wasn't planning to see Jurassic Park III
Jul 19, 2001 (12:29 pm)
But I guess I'll sneak in and watch the first few minutes. It looks way WAY scarier than the first one. But if the Intrigue's in it, I'll have to see it. I'm just glad you didn't tell us that it was being crushed by some T-Rex (unless, of course Sam Neill says "look at how this safety cage is holding up."
Can you all explain upshifting and downshifting to me?
Jul 19, 2001 (2:05 pm)
jg28 - whenever you are driving along and you press the gas pedal to the floor it will usually downshift automatically into 2nd gear. The rpm's usually jump way up to 5,000+. Although once I floored it and the car downshifted into 1st gear. That was a real kick in the ass!
Upshifting occurs when you are accelerating and the rpm's drop. The transmission shifts into a higher gear. It's hard to feel sometimes because the Intrigue shifts so smooth. I usually end up in 4th gear around 45 mph.
#3709 of 12345 redly one/teo
Jul 19, 2001 (4:58 pm)
Broad Ripple area, East Kessler Blvd. or 59th St.. I remember the Fishers area..Also lived on 86th St east of Nora.. Had a summer place in Monticello, Indiana--Lake Freeman. Left Carmel in 1964 moved to Cleveland, 1968 moved to Grosse Pointe, Mich-1980 moved to Crystal lake Ill, 1982 moved to Kalazamoo, Mich, then in 1984 back to Grosse Pointe, Mich..
That pretty well covers the 100 yrs..
Teo:::::Glad to see the Chevy placed well in somebody's rating scheme.. I personally think the Intrigue figures are too high..None of it is real world; however it does show the relative rankings which I have no problem in believing.
The Intrigue is more fun than the others; but a dog in resale value.. I put a quick 400+ miles on today in 90 degree weather.. believe me there was no dead air today for it rolled..
The side moulding on the Impala is a one color covers all..Everything is done with price as the main factor and you would be surprised how many corners have been cut to hold the cost down..
Does the Impala LS have the 3.05 axle???
In looking at the V-6 Accord figures; you can buy a new one for less than the 22 or 23 figure you have shown!!!