1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4


No pain, no gain


Apparently the same problems as everybody else; brake pads wear out twice a year and driver-side window came down.

Break disks were pain to change, but do-able anyway.

General Comments:

Excellent driver seat. Low gas usage. Car looks pretty nice. Haven't had any rust problems. Fixing is quite difficult since car is quite "hi-tech" and parts are expensive :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th January, 2009

2000 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4


Value for my hard earned money


Had to replace the hazard switch since the turn signals stopped working. Next step is brakes, but that's a common problem with automatic transmissions, at least here.

General Comments:

Love to ride with this one. It's a nice ride even with long distance trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2008

29th Jan 2013, 08:06

After my review, I had another problem with a cracking sound while turning full left. It was the flexplate, which was broken; a common issue with these models. The factory installed flexplate is too weak; replaced it with a Delco part, which is much better, since it's a bit thicker.

Also a water leak from the front side of the passenger side, which caused the car's computer to go down; also a common issue. Repaired it myself. Took out the computer, cleaned it and its connectors, and it worked until I sold it.

So, all in all, a nice car to drive, but some serious issues that everyone should know when buying this. I bought an older American car, which is much better choice than those sad efforts of American car making history, like the Alero is.