"Basically, the car has been a good one for me, minus the major repairs that this car is known for (intake gasket problem, brakes/rotors, multi-function switch, power windows, wheel hubs). I bought mine about a week before Olds said they were shutting down the brand (Sep. '00), and I probably wouldn't have purchased it if I had known. It's been hard finding parts that aren't exorbitantly priced through GM. Did the major intake gasket repair, which nobody should do voluntarily on an engine. Had the brake/rotor problems and all the associated repairs and constant replacement of said parts. I will probably drive it until it dies, mainly because it was the first car I bought new and I don't believe in continual repairs on a supposedly quality vehicle. I would definitely not buy a used one. The GLS with the 16" wheels runs great in snow and on pavement, but you're out of luck if you drive into wet grass, mud, or off a solid surface. Good luck if you have one or are thinking of purchasing a used one!"
"I've had my 2000 Alero for seven years and am finally ready to move on. My car was even stolen once and I still didn't have any problems. My only quality complaint - the brakes. I've had a lot of brake work done in 7 years..."
"bought alero new. second alero new purchase
very dependable, pleasure to drive, handles great, lots of power, all wheel traction means no slipping or sliding on wet streets. mpg 22 city 26 hwy. great car!"