Very disappointing for the money spent and being spent on this car
I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone!!
There was a recall on the latch for the center console.
We have had the brakes changed 3 times since 2001. I see from other reviews that this is a common problem. Replaced rotors twice and pads 3 times.
The driver side window stabilizer and motor had to be replaced. If you have this problem and no warranty try you local salvage yard. I got one brand new for less than half of what the dealers here were asking and got it installed by our local auto glass center for $25. SO CHECK AROUND.
The fan speed switch only works on high.
As of today, I have to turn it over twice every time I want to leave in it. It just chugs the first time.
The cruise control went out in 2002.
The black trim on the outside of the doors is fading and chipping.
Rear defrost no longer works, as of winter 2002.
The black rubber molding around the windows is warped and pulling away from the window.
The dome light in the car keeps falling down. Needs replaced.
The seats are very uncomfortable and my husband and I have had back and neck pain due to riding more than an hour or so in the car. I have never experienced problems like those riding in any other vehicle.
I know I have a long list here and am disappointed that I sold my very reliable Mercury Mystique, this car does handle well on the road. I do get fairly descent gas mileage. Approximately 32mpg. It is a sharp looking car also. Those are the only good things I can say about the Olds Alero.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th August, 2003