1999 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews - Page 32 of 38

1999 Oldsmobile Alero 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance64000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Fast, sleek, uncomfortable, and a brake system nightmare

Faults:

Front rotors replaced at 26000 under warranty.

Front rotors replaced again at 58000.

Rear brakes replaced at 60000. Big bucks.

Switch on passenger door for automatic window does not function unless the driver wiggles the window lock/unlock button from the drivers door.

Struts needs replaced at 58000.

Brake booster pump bad at 58000.

General Comments:

The car is quick, and handles well.

However, compared to my company car (a Ford Taurus), the drivers seat is NOT very comfortable. I cannot drive long distances in this car without back pain. My Taurus just feels great, and I can drive 1000 mile in a day and be free of back pain.

I would not purchase this car again, cannot with until it is paid for so I can sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th June, 2003

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Coupe 3.4L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

A great car for the youthful buyer or the youthful at heart!

Faults:

None to date.

General Comments:

This car is extremely sporty and fits the type of person I am. It has all of the luxury features that I like in a sportier car with a decent price and excellent mileage for its model year. It has everything, sunroof, leather, fog lights, powerful and sophisticated V-6, well laid out controls, and comfortable seating. The only thing I don't like is that the fog lights shut off when you switch the brights on, but other than that I love this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2003

22nd Jan 2004, 21:18

Fog lights are designed to turn off when your high beams are on. This prevents you from completely flooding oncoming traffic with light. If your brights are up in their face, they can still look down below.

There was actually a recall on early-90's Grand Prixs because of this.

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 4 cylinder. from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder. Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Not very reliable

Faults:

Drivers side window motor broke got it fixed under warranty. a couple months later is just stopped rolling down now it is off track and will have to replace entire window.

Rear window motor broke was fixed under warranty, but used an after market part and won't roll down as far as opposite side.

Calipers needed replaced.

Air conditioner went out-twice.

Battery cables need to be replaced they won't stay tight and the car won't start often.

Factory speakers blew in the first month we had it probably due to the bad cd player which wouldn't play most cds.

Power seats broke the first day we had it.

General Comments:

The cars looks nice and handles well, but a lot seems to go wrong with it for a car with 60000 miles on it.

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

Review Date: 8th May, 2003

17th Sep 2007, 13:54

I bought a 2002 Alero about one and a half years ago. Since then I've put three calipers on, brand new brakes twice (over 1500 dollars altogether). Most recently the engine blew up and will have to be replaced which will be another 1000 dollars. Oh yea, I still owe 7000 on it, nice!

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carEagle Summit

Summary:

A European wannabe

Faults:

Both front rotors failed between 55,000 and 62,000 miles.

Passenger window does not operate anymore.

Engine stalls at startup at least one in every 10 startups.

Windshield has a newly developed crack.

Dome light does not stay in place.

Buttons on pass. and driver side seat belts have fallen off.

All of the little round gear display indicators are cracked and allow the light to pass through at night.

Plastic molding at driver side door will not remain in place.

General Comments:

When I first bought the car, I was enjoying the sporty handling and it's good looks. Now, I am ready for an SUV.

It's time to move on and rid myself of this nightmare of a car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd May, 2003

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Stinks

Faults:

The car stinks.

The worst as far as reliability, safety or trust.

My wife drives the car regularly as she does not have a choice.

I have a Dodge Neon which I swear by.

Oldsmobile should have gone Chapter 11 when they had the chance!

General Comments:

The car stinks!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st May, 2003

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 132 reviews