Oldsmobile Alero Reviews from Netherlands

2000 Oldsmobile Alero SA 2.4

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 kilometres
Most recent distance44000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Coupe

Summary:

Nice sound for a four cilinder car

Faults:

Sometimes the alarmlights stop to blink.

General Comments:

Very nice comfortable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th August, 2005

29th Jun 2007, 03:52

I have 2,4 Alero, and I love the ride it gives.

I never had any American cars before this one.

The only thing that annoys me is the trouble with turning signals, sometimes those refuse to work, otherwise it's a good car.

I had my doubts before buying, but after I did a test drive with it, I just loved it, smooth and nice ride.

2001 Oldsmobile Alero 3.4 V6

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres

Summary:

Best and cheapest in this segment of the market

Faults:

Trunk lock didn't close unless pressed firmly.

However, it had to be returned to the dealer because of air-leakage which caused the windows to fog.

General Comments:

First of all I have to maken the comment that the finishing touch on this car is absolutely absent:

- Trunk wasn't closing easily.

- A handle on one of the doors sticking was a few mm's out disrupting the beautiful lines of the car.

- Wasn't cleaned on delivery (stains of mechanicians sitting with their overalls on leather seating).

Everything was fixed except for the handle "because it's well known that American cars haven't got a good finishing touch". But I don't blame it on the car, I blame this on disinterest from the dealer.

Except from that, a dream of a car.

Great handling, grip and luxury for the lowest price on the market for this segment. Expecting a lot of the reliability Chevrolet was able to show to us the past century.

One minor glitch though is the fuel storage: it can hold only 54 Liters of gasoline. Because of its consumption it would have been more suitable to have an Audi/Volvo-style fuel storage of 70 Liters giving it a great action radius.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2002

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews