Oldsmobile Alero Review from Germany

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carMercury Topaz

Summary:

A very stylish, well performing vehicle with moderate luxury at a economic price

Faults:

The driver side window motor went out shortly after I bought the car, but was quick, cheap, & easy to replace.

The hazard button fell into dashboard, but was also a quick fix.

The first two setting on my climate control have gone out recently.

Around the same time the as the climate control problem, the rear defoggers went out.

A small portion of the paint on the trunk lid has started to fade more noticeably then the rest of the paint on the car.

General Comments:

Since I've owned the car it has been driven very hard & has been very reliable.

It is very comfortable to drive & handles very well.

The engine provides great power and acceleration.

It has had some problems, but nothing major to break my bank or change my opinion of the car.

I would recommend this car to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2004

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review