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Oldsmobile Alero

Consumer Reviews

Should have passed on it....

By on Thursday, September 6, 2007

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"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!"

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

wished they stilled made these cars

By on Sunday, September 23, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,087

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "v-6 about 20 mpg, great proforamce. confortable"

Cons: "dont make after 2006"

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

"i have had this car for 8 yrs have driven 100,000 no problems. just maintaince. still passes smog. would buy another one."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love, love, love this car!

By on Sunday, December 25, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 252,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "responsive steering, keeps control when stopping"

Cons: "plastic parts in power windows break"

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

"bought it used over 10 yrs. ago"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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