Pros: "easy to work on, good price, looks great, no leaks"
Cons: "power window problems!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Im being lenient giving this car an 8, but Ive owned some really bad cars. Still own the car, have had it for over 7 years. Based on my experiences, This is a decent car in my opinion. However unlike TONS of other people, I take very good care of my vehicle.
•Locked the brakes up and slammed sideways into a guard rail going 60 on the highway. Airbags didnt deploy, changed a tire and it drove home like a champ. Had to replace the inner and outer tire rod, control arm, and the right front fender. Somehow the door was not damaged? Working great.
•Easy to work on
•ZERO Engine/Transmission Problems
•ZERO leaks, zero oil spots
•For a little 4banger automatic, the acceleration is great.
•Internal oil filter makes changing the oil a snap
•No interior leakage[rain,ect]
•Have had to replace the entire regulator assembly that operates power windows over FIVE TIMES(2 on passenger side 3 driver)
•The black coating that outlines the buttons in the interior(radio,power locks,ect] is chipping off, making the car look pretty ugly when the lights are turned on.
•Minor vibration in the steering wheel, resulting for a messed up engine mount, I do not have the means to fix this or the money to have it fixed.
•Id expect better gas mileage from a 4 cylinder
•My wipers came loose from the attachments that connect them to the wipermotor, have fixed this myself many times and once by a mechanic. To this day they still pop loose on their own if I accidentally hit the lever when the window isnt wet."
"I baught my 2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS in 2003 and have had it now for over 9 years. This car has been very reliable and has needed little up keep. Only recently have I needed to replace anything. The power windows went out in the front and I had to replace the motors for those. Coolant hose had to be replaced. Most recent several of my shocks/struts went out, but it is still drivable just a little bumpier ride. For an older car it has done very well and I am bummed that oldsmobiles are no longer made. Now Alero's make excellent first cars for the high-school or college kid. They get good gas mileage and are excellent quality for the price. So find one that someone has taken care of and scoop it up!"
Cons: "Only con is the placement of the drink holder!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car is 2004 with 12000 miles already on it. Since, in 8 years, I have added 125000 of my own miles. I have done almost NO work on the car! I had to recently replace the rack and pinion in the front axle, but besides that I have only done maintenance on the car (battery, tires, oil, etc). GM really hit it out of the park with the final installment of the Oldsmobile!"