...Split, folding rear seatbacks that can be released from inside the car or trunk supplement the 16-cubic-foot cargo capacity. Intrigue's well-designed dashboard has a four-dial analog gauge cluster with a duplicate gear readout for the floor-mounted shift lever. Under the Hood A 3.5-liter V-6 with 215 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission is now the only powertrain choice. The 3.5-liter engine is derived from the Aurora's V-8. A 3.8-liter V-6 was phased out during the 1999 model year. Anti-lock brakes are standard on all models. Traction control is standard on the GL and GLS and...
...New this year is the optional PCS driver control system that uses sensors to measure the speed of each wheel as well as steering and yaw angles. If a panic stop, quick swerve or slick pavement forces the car into a skid, the system hydraulically adjusts the individual ABS unit(s) needed to bring the car back under control. Driving the Intrigue feels much more like driving an import than an Olds. Speed-sensitive steering offers good feedback, and the brake pedal is easy to modulate. Seats are comfy and supportive. While the car is fairly big, it doesn't feel like it from the driver's seat...