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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
#4491 of 12345 Nope Ian
Sep 05, 2001 (11:15 pm)
It wasn't your post. Someone posted awhile ago about how the dealer changed the strut mounts and it completely got rid of the noise.
So who knows where I can get strut tower braces for my 2000 Intrigue? I've looked all over online and can't find any! GRRRR! How about the air filter? Can anyone explain to me how to access it better than the owner's manual does?
My car is going in next monday for the following warranty work:
I still get a whistling noise from the passenger door. The technician better come with me and if he doesn't hear it maybe I'll just keep on driving till he does. I've had it with that problem that I've taken in three times now to fix. Can't find it my foot!
The transmission behaves strangely. Shifting and surging at odd times. I will settle for nothing less than a new transmission if they "can't duplicate the problem." They claimed they couldn't duplicate the headlight dim/flicker at first either.
Does anyone else have severely rusted rotors? I think this is very unusual for a car with only 20K
Did y'all know there is a TSB for the air dam? They've redesigned one with a higher ground clearance and it's quieter when it does scrape. That's definitely being replaced.
I'm going to make them tighten the shift lever. Since it's under warranty, I'm not even going to bother looking for the screw myself.
I can unroll my window and push the window down manually about an inch each time. This annoys me but at least I can have the window open and have it not creak as much when it's rolled down.
I preface the following with a pledge that I will not become engaged in an argument with the following person. I will now say my peace and be done with it. Dindak, I can surely appreciate your point of view but when I do post my pictures I don't wanna hear how you hate it or whatever, I hope you'll change your ways and just say you prefer it on the hood. So you can't imagine how it would look better, well so what? Maybe it's the language you use and maybe you don't intend to come across as hostile but honestly, I think you goad jgriff and a lot of others, and you jump on people that have anything remotely negative to say about GM or the Intrigue or anything positive to say about Honda or Toyota. We must remember (and I hope the host reads this) that the Intrigue was DESIGNED TO BE AN IMPORT FIGHTER! We cannot have a real and complete discussion about the Oldsmobile Intrigue without introducing and discussing how it stacks up with the foreign competition and how the competition stacks up with itself. I for one appreciate jgriff's point of view and the points of view of others who have had both positive and negative experiences with our Intrigues.
Sep 06, 2001 (5:28 am)
jg28 : Easy buddy! Get up on the wrong side of bed? The squabbles between jgriff and I go back well before you came to this board. He hasn't even had an Intrigue for over a year. I know full well the Intrigue is not perfect, I've said it many times before. Lots of flaws, but average reliability backed up by JD Power and CR. No car is perfect, no not even a Camry. As for your pictures, if it sounded like I was prejudging I'm sorry. All I said was "I can't imagine what that would look like" which means I am wondering what that will look like. I still would like to see them.
focus : Had 2 black cars and I love them BUT, they are a royal pain in the butt to keep clean. I say never again all the time but you never know.
#4493 of 12345 re: black and silver
Sep 06, 2001 (5:38 am)
My old Intrigue was Silver Mist (I like Sterling much better... has a brighter, less dull look IMO).
My current Intrigue is Midnight Blue, close enought to black to make comparison. The silver (either one) doesn't show swirl marks very much, even if they're there. For that matter, it doesn't really show dirt! That was the one thing I loved about that color.
The blue will show swirl marks more. I bolded *will* because from day 2 of ownership, I've been using Meguiar's polish and wax. Said another way, I don't have swirl marks at all. My blue looks like a lake, almost like you can reach your hand down into it.
In addition to the polish and wax, I use Meguiar's "Quick Detailer", particularly after it rains to get the dirt off. I'll also hit it with "Quick Wax". I thought it wouldn't make a big difference since I'm using their "Gold Class" wax after polishing. But using the Quick Wax really brings out the color. I get complements all the time on the color (particularly by women, they love the blue! so the stuff works.
That's probably more than you wanted to know but you did ask
#4494 of 12345 black -n- silver...
Sep 06, 2001 (7:55 am)
focus ::: IMHO lighter colors are always easier to maintain. I currently have silver, and wished I had gotten white [I know very boring]. But here in the dusty plains area, white simply does not show the dirt & dust as much.
Black looks best on the showroom floor.
Swirls marks again my opinion, Zainos products really do helps to put the right protection on your pride & joy.
#4495 of 12345 re: black/midnite blue vs. silver (mist or sterling)
Sep 06, 2001 (7:59 am)
Almost got the midnite blue on my '00 GL, but "bailed" due to concern on detailing time (2 kids, a house, so even though my car is seldom dirty, wanted to reduce my time doing so). Nevertheless, the midnite blue esp. brings out the cars "muscular" look of the curves and lines. Still love the silver mist over the sterling silver IMO due to a classier look/less overt and shiney, but gotta say any silver looks good with this car. Esp. like the darlk grey interior with the upmarket fabric design ("Meridian"?) in the seats with the ext. color.
Sep 06, 2001 (8:02 am)
Totally right. I love dark rich colors but the scratches, dings and swirls are hard to take. Intrigue is my first silver car and no not very exciting but, it generally looks clean and marks are hardly noticeable.
#4497 of 12345 a bit long...sorry
Sep 06, 2001 (9:22 am)
jg28 ::: Thanks for your insight on points-of-view. I for one, having recent experiences on both sides of the fence, had always hoped that some of my views [both positive or negative] might be helpful to some.
NOTE: This forum has been extremely helpful in confirming the fact that I was NOT ALONE with the problems I had with my Intrigue. Thus meaning the collective sharing of information amongst others was/is greatly appreciated. I'm SO grateful for the internet medium [& Edmunds Town-Hall]. Otherwise I would have still been on my own, not knowing for sure if my car was simply a fluke or a pattern. Prior to 1998. [B.I. Before Internet] my good/bad car experiences were simply a guessing game.
dindak ::: Please be forewarned, I too am NOT trying to start anything here, just my thoughts, OK. So please, PLEASE, BE COOL.
And yes I think jg28 has some valid points, one of our main issues/squabbles [past & present] has always been the dreaded "foreign vs. domestic". Which our HOSTS were always telling us to AVOID or was NOT "on-topic". And two (2) is you most always take personal offense to just about anyone who has anything negative to say about the beloved Intrigue or GM.
You have many times stated that my Intrigue must have been a rarest of lemons, even though many others were having the same problems. Or that the Intrigue's plight, is no better or worse than the other competition. Could it be possible that you have the blinders on, and are in denial at times, or simply bias? Especially since you have been blessed with a virtually trouble-free Intrigue.
You didn't care for my views 12-18 months ago, and you still don't care for them today [that is fine, I have NO problems with differences of opinions]. However, I did not go out and buy an Intrigue in hopes that it would be crap, and that I would simply have something bitch about. In fact just the opposite, I had such HIGH HOPES for this new model, and wanted to keep-it and cherish-it for a long, long time [much like you have been able to do].
And yes I will agree with you in-advance once again, in the past at times I may have came across in a wrong or inappropriate manner. It was not intentional, and I do deeply apologize to you and all others.
Sep 06, 2001 (9:49 am)
www.grandprixstore.com sells STB's that supposedly fit Intrigues. I have the GM bar on my back strut towers and it was less than $20 and took 20 minutes to install. The same bar can be installed up front but requires drilling. It is installed stock on other W-bodies except the GP and Intrigue.
I'm thinking of ordering one and selling it if it doesn't fit. I can get a custom one done but don't have time to give up the car to get it measured up and tested.
Sep 06, 2001 (10:10 am)
You've said nothing in your comments that you haven't said before. Dwelling on your past Intrigue can only mean you miss it, otherwise you would have let it go.
Big problem with your theories is that the numbers don't back you up. Intrigue has AVERAGE reliability both according to JD Power and Consumer Reports. No doubt some people have bad car, always the case. My next door neighbor has had bad luck with his Accord. He thinks the car stinks. Numbers don't back up his theory either.
In the end statistics are not far from the truth. you can't argue with them. If you and a few others have had bad experiences that's too bad, but you can't apply what happened to you to everyone. That is what you can't seem to understand.
#4500 of 12345 re:jgriff
Sep 06, 2001 (10:10 am)
jgriff, you have over the year plus I have read here:
-belittled those who professed thier likes for the car
-lambasted anyone who indicated thier lack of problems with the car
-insulted those who supportted GM or some of it offerrings.
NOW your supposed to be kindler/gentler jgriff, who is simply been misunderstood.?
Additionally you state your support in seeing similar problems folks have. I can say the same for those who have not had problems here, supportting the contention that the car is not the awful piece you have prescribed for so long. Not needing the support for yourself anymore, as you got rid of the car, I state again that you should
leave here. Opinions are fine when having not been couched in terms making those who disagree being belittled. Your supposed
change of stripes, and ignorance of past transgressions here, gives me little comfort in future behavior.