2000 Intrigue New Car Test Drive
Oldsmobile Intrigue is a smooth, comfortable sedan. Its twin-cam V6 engine, introduced last year, delivers lots of power for quick passes on two-lane roads. The Intrigue provides quick, accurate steering, agile handling, excellent high-speed stability and a nice ride quality on bumpy roads. A handsome interior, available in tasteful leather, features well-designed climate controls. The Intrigue seats four people comfortably or its rear seats can be folded down to make room for a lot of luggage.
An attractive, expressive sedan, the Intrigue is arguably the best of the General Motors sedans in this class. More important, it is an enjoyable car more than capable of holding its own against such great mid-size competitors as the Toyota Camry V6.
Three trim levels are available: GX, GL and GLS. All are four-door, five-passenger sedans. All Intrigues are equipped with a 3.5-liter double overhead-cam V6 engine phased in during the 1999 model year mated to a four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
Intrigues come well equipped. The base Intrigue includes air conditioning, AM/FM/cassette stereo and power windows, mirrors and door locks for $22,210. Intrigue GL models, which will start at $23,840, include upgraded cloth, dual automatic climate controls and a premium AM/FM/cassette stereo with six speakers. GLS models, which start at $25,840, are equipped with leather seating surfaces, heated front seats and a CD stereo.
Our GL came with optional leather seating ($995) and a premium stereo. For hay fever sufferers, we recommend the $25 air filtration system that uses a replaceable filter. Available packages include a $500 Bose sound system with an amplifier and a dealer-installed 12-disc CD changer.