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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Review
Sporty and sophisticated.
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With a wide range of features, a powerful engine, and an affordable price tag, the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue offers an excellent value for drivers looking for a well-rounded vehicle. Even with standard features, the base model Intrigue makes an excellent vehicle in its own right. Additional features and higher-end models offer the same features found in near-luxury vehicles. With the right options, the Intrigue provides a good family vehicle, day-to-day driver, or commuter vehicle.
The 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue offers a good appeal that spreads across many different types of drivers. The wide range of features marks an excellent selling point, since it gives drivers a good amount of control over the features and price. However, the Intrigue never skimps on standard features for any model, so it still makes a good buy with just the base options.
Engines: 3.8-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Oldsmobile Intrigue, Oldsmobile Intrigue GL, Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS
The 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue starts as a brand-new model that replaces the discontinued Cutlass Supreme.
The Oldsmobile Intrigue classifies as a stylish sedan. Along with many newer models, the Intrigue shows Oldsmobile’s great strides in style and design over the past few years. It comes in an above-average size for a sedan, measuring 195.9 inches in length. Alloy wheels come standard. Base models include power outside mirrors. The GL upgrades to heated mirrors and keyless entry. Chrome wheels, a power moonroof, and a rear spoiler provide optional equipment.
The 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue offers a fairly robust selection of standard features. The base model includes cruise control, air-conditioning, power windows, power locks, a leather gear shift knob, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. The Intrigue GL adds a power driver’s seat and a leather-trimmed steering wheel to the standard features. Finally, the Intrigue GLS also adds leather seating, a power passenger seat, auto-dimming mirrors, and a CD player to the standard features list. A CD changer and Bose audio provide optional features.
Performance & Handling
The Oldsmobile Intrigue offers good overall performance. The 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine provides 195 horsepower, giving the Intrigue good acceleration and speed. The 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue provides good handling and turning abilities. Traction control comes standard on all models, further improving the handling of the Intrigue.
The 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue comes equipped with dual front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and traction control as standard equipment.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Attractive styling
- Powerful engine
- Good performance
You Won't Like
- Unrefined build quality in some areas
Sporty and sophisticated.
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