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Oldsmobile Intrigue, Sedan
#4714 of 12345 Still looking at Intrigues
Sep 27, 2001 (11:00 pm)
Haven't been here for probably over a year. Still haven't bought an Intrigue although I've test driven about two dozen of them and still love them. Just can't seen to get to a place where I can afford a car payment. I found a dealer that has two brand new 2000 Intrigue leftovers. One is the Sterling Silver Edition. Its loaded (including PCS) and stickers for over $28,000. I've always like silver. I've made an offer I'm embarrased to reveal and which they probably won't accept.
So I continue to drive my 87 Delta 88 which is slowly turning into a rust bucket, has over 266,000 miles on it, and still drives, rides, and runs very well while getting up to 32 mpg with that old 3.8 motor. I also hate to see Oldsmobile go away.
#4715 of 12345 6363 report
Sep 28, 2001 (4:49 am)
Our intrigue buddy was having some starting problems with his intrigue. His dealer originally thought it might be tied to the use of the spare key. It turns out that a faulty crankshaft sensor was to blame. The dealer said that they can overheat sometimes and not function or even stop the engine when it is running.
I took my car in countless times for this and could never get any satisfaction.
Looks like his dealer is a lot better than mine was.
He has been unable to get any satisfaction on the suspension noises though.
#4716 of 12345 georgeduda
Sep 28, 2001 (5:40 am)
The only thing I didn't like about the Sterling Edition was the polished wheels. Otherwise it's a beautiful car and could be a collector car some day as there were very few made. I see a lady driving one around my neighborhood every so often.
#4717 of 12345 silver vs silver
Sep 28, 2001 (6:40 am)
what is the difference between sterling silver (02)and galaxy silver (01)? The brochures from both years used (same) silver on the cover.
Sep 28, 2001 (7:01 am)
You mentioned "polished" wheels... Are they different from the chrome and standard silver painted wheels? I noticed at aaarim.com a "polished" wheel for the Intrigue. My black GL would look great with these... and you don't have to worry about the chrome peeling off somewhere down the road. Wish I could find a picture of this wheel somewhere.
tpken: I bought the Aquatread III's from a local Goodyear dealer. Goodyear had a promotion going where they gave you a $50 rebate if you used your Goodyear credit card to buy tires. I have since purchased two sets of tires from tirerack.com and have been very happy with them. Last set ordered on a Monday, received on Thursday of same week!
Sep 28, 2001 (9:02 am)
There was a rumor here last month of a TSB for a redesigned air dam. Anyone know the real story? (Or do we just keep driving ours until they scrape away enough to stop making noise!)
Sep 28, 2001 (9:51 am)
Mine got loose last winter and was replaced. They no longer have the old design and a new deflector design was implemented.
Whenever anything is done to my car that has a TSB associated with it, I ask the dealer for a printout of the TSB so I can relay it to anyone else having the same problem.
Date Aug, 2000
New Front Air Deflector with Increased Ground Clearance
1997-2000 Buick Century, Regal - Built Prior to VIN Breakpoint Y1297005
1998-2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1997-2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
A new front air deflector with improved ground clearance is now available if replacement of the production air deflector is required. This new air deflector is a non-hinged design and has approximately 12 mm (1/2 in) more ground clearance than those previously used. In addition, this new air deflector sets back approximately 38 mm (1 1/2 in) further rearward and uses a material and shape that makes considerable less noise if contact with a curb or the ground is made.
This new design front air deflector is a direct bolt-on and should be used if service or replacement is required on the above listed vehicles.
Important: To maintain proper air conditioning performance, vehicle aerodynamics and prevent extreme underhood temperatures, the front air deflector must be properly installed on the vehicle and be fully functional. As a result, operating the vehicle without the front air deflector is not recommended.
#4721 of 12345 White6 re: tires
Sep 28, 2001 (10:42 am)
Can you really save enough on tires from Tirerack to offset the shipping costs? Where do you get them installed? Tirerack is local for me and I've always been curious about this.
#4722 of 12345 imacmil
Sep 28, 2001 (11:06 am)
I have bought 4-5 sets of tires from tire rack and have always been impressed with their service.
I think shipping is about $6 per tire?
The downside is you don't get free rotation and other perks that some places give to customers.
I think the longest i have waited is about 3 days for the tires to arrive at my door.
Sep 28, 2001 (11:32 am)
No.. the polished wheel = chrome Oldsmobile wheels. I prefer the standard 2000+ aluminum wheels myself. Only down fall is they are bit harder to wash.
Anyone out there replace their headlights with the xenon type bulbs. If so, how did they look and what brand did you use.