1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4 SOHC V6 from North America
Excellent, affordable, comfortable reliable work transportation, and great ride for the weekend!
Replaced intake manifold gasket at 67,000 miles, covered by extended warranty.
Needed a needed a new sunroof motor, covered by extended warranty.
Replaced the fan blower control switch, was NOT covered by extended warranty, dealer charged around $300.00.
Water pump went at 71,000 miles covered by extended warranty, dealer suggested changing accessory belt and only charged me for the belt, seeing how it had to be removed to take out the water pump.
Driver seat backrest has worn extensively.
I was not considering purchasing an Olds Alero until I saw this one! The car had the Razzi body kit, custom DUAL exhaust and custom air intake. Great looks and performance!
Has never "broken down", the Alero is very reliable.
Great acceleration, braking, and handles like a sports car.
About the only defects I can find now are the windows squeak when rolled up and down, and the driver seat has worn down some.
Additionally, the black paint on the passenger side window panel chipped off, have since removed and repainted myself. The whole process took me about 2 and a half hours for the multiple coats and cost me about 11.00 for paint, clear coat, and sandpaper.
Unfortunately, the car is electronically limited to 107 miles an hour, which it accelerates to in no time! oh well
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th August, 2004