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Used Oldsmobile Alero

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Consumer Reviews

Decent little car...

By on Monday, July 09, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

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. The good •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] The Bad •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."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Owned for over 9 yrs

By on Friday, March 16, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"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!"

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Best Car I've ever owned

By on Friday, August 31, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Engine is near perfect!"

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!"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful