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Old 10-15-2003, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default 99 Intrigue, buy it or not???

I work at a car dealership and we have a 99 Intrigue with 36,000 miles on it and I can take it for about 7500. But there are a couple of things wrong with it and I don't know what they are. The steering makes a weird clunking sound whenever I turn the wheel and it feels really loose, the brakes are awful bad and vibrate a lot when pushed on the pedal (maybe just the rotors?), and the tranny seems to shift really hard. I am almost wondering if the people traded it in to get rid of their problems?! Does anyone know if these happen to be any known major problems with these cars? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:32 AM   #2
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I work at a car dealership and we have a 99 Intrigue with 36,000 miles on it and I can take it for about 7500. But there are a couple of things wrong with it and I don't know what they are. The steering makes a weird clunking sound whenever I turn the wheel and it feels really loose,
Sounds like CV Joint?
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the brakes are awful bad and vibrate a lot when pushed on the pedal (maybe just the rotors?),
That'd be my guess. Probably need a complete brake job.
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and the tranny seems to shift really hard.
Check the fluid level and color if they'll let you
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I am almost wondering if the people traded it in to get rid of their problems?! Does anyone know if these happen to be any known major problems with these cars? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
My 2 cents anyways...
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What'* under the hood of those anyways?
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From Edmunds

See its the new Aurora Jr

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The car that the detectives drive in the movie is a silver 1999 Intrigue, with the all-new 3.5-liter twin cam V6 engine under the hood. With roots derived from the Aurora V8 premium engines, Oldsmobile has upped the ante in terms of power and performance in its hot-selling sedan. The 3.5-liter twin cam engine will be available at the beginning of the 1999 model year on the GLS trim level only. By year'* end, the 3800 V6 engine that currently powers the Intrigue will be phased out and replaced by the premium 24-valve V6 as standard equipment on all models. The new engine will be exclusive to the Intrigue in 1999.
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I never knew they had 3800'* before. What'* the hp & tq on the 3.5 V6 twin cam?
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Good question..back to the net to research
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Hope I'm not being a pain

A neighbor across the street from me has one and I've always wondered what they had in 'em. They aren't bad looking cars, especially in black. Of course they're modeled after the Aurora, but the Rora is FAR better looking!
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Not bad

Exterior
Length: 195.9 in. Width: 73.6 in.
Height: 56.6 in. Wheel Base: 109 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.8 in. Curb Weight: 3434 lbs.
Interior
Front Head Room: 39.3 in. Front Hip Room: 55.6 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 58 in. Rear Head Room: 37.4 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 57 in. Rear Hip Room: 54.8 in.
Front Leg Room: 42.4 in. Rear Leg Room: 36.9 in.
Luggage Capacity: 16.4 cu. ft. Maximum Seating: 5

Performance Data




Performance
Base Number of Cylinders: 6 Base Engine Size: 3.5 liters
Base Engine Type: V6 Horsepower: 215 hp
Max Horsepower: 5600 rpm Torque: 230 ft-lbs.
Max Torque: 4400 rpm Drive Type: FWD
Turning Circle: 36.6 ft.

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Fuel
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 gal.
EPA Mileage Estimates: (City/Highway)
Automatic: : 20 mpg / 30 mpg
Range in Miles: (City/Highway)
Automatic: 340 mi. / 510 mi.
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not bad it puts out more than the series 2 must b the twin cam?
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Yea, but I don't think it has the same grunt as the 3800.
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