Pros: "I paid $20K for this car. Got my moneys' worth."
Cons: "that cup holder behind the gear shifter is all."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car is amazing. I have over 100,000 miles on it and hope to get another 100 thousand. I have hardly put any money into it. The gas mileage is very acceptable. There is not a drop of rust on it, for being 14 years old. My only complaint is the cup holder that is located behind the gear shifter. You have to put the car in drive to be able to access it, but who really cares? The other cup holder works fine, we only use the unaccessible one when there are two people in the car with drinks, which is super rare. I have a few people asking me to sell this car to them because it looks so nice. For 14 years old, it fits right in with the newer cars and doesn't look old fashioned, nor does it look worn and torn. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this car and wish Oldsmobile didn't go out of business."
"This car came from an inheritance from a retired female with 20,000 miles in 2005. My husband & I used the car as a third car to travel short, medium and long distances. It really takes to the road after about 40 or 50 miles. We had had minimum amount of work done on the car besides, tires, oil changes, battery, etc. Wonder car but she just purchased an SUV for the road travel."
"This is a good vehicle if you have the 3.4 L engine. Most items that require normal maintenance are easily accessible. I have personally put 180,000 miles on this car after it had 136,000 miles on it when I bought it. I have had no major problems, and no engine or transmission problems."
"I got my alero about 5 years ago with about 130K miles on it. At the time I got it, I had to replace the wheel bearings, rotors and new brakes on it. That wasn't that bad because that was all that needed to be done to it since I got it at an auction. HOWEVER, every year I spent $1000+ on it due to the same braking issues. I replaced my wheel bearings almost every year. The ABS was/has always been a problem for me on this. The ride quality is bearable on this car but you can tell this car is cheaply built. On the lighter side, I have never had engine or transmission problems other than having to replace the valve cover gaskets and an ignition coil. I have had to replace tie rods and put new struts on but that is understandable since I have well over 200k miles on my car currently. You will run into a lot of electrical issues with this car and rust is definitely common with aleros (that's if you live predominately up north with alot of snow). Besides the braking and electrical issues on this car, it can last a fair amount of time. I do all my oil changes myself and other routine maintenance. I use full synthetic oil and I noticed immediately how much of a difference the car runs, performs, and lasts if use that type of oil. Other than that this car is ok. It would be worth the money if not for the main issues stated before."
"Has all the room for a family of 4/5, yet all the looks and power of a sports car. Great all around car. Although the rear seats aren't designed for young kids. They set to low for kids to be able to view the passing scenes."