1999 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews - Page 38 of 38

1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2 door coupe 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Looks sharp, drives sweet

Faults:

Less than a year from the purchase date, weird things started happening with the car. At first, the trunk opened on it's own. After a few months, everything in the car shorted out; speedometer, gas gauge, windows, everything! It was fixed under warranty. At about 39,000 the anti-lock brakes failed on snowy streets. This was not under warranty, due to the higher mileage.

General Comments:

Overall, I love my Alero! It handles great, especially in winter.

It's very comfortable and looks great.

I got a great price on my lease from my dealer.

I would definitely purchase another Alero or GM automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2002

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Alero

Summary:

Horrible

Faults:

I have had many problems... the front brakes are a constant problem.

I have had major water damage on the inside.

The electrics are bad. The dome light keeps falling out and the flashers no longer work...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2002

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Coupe 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carEagle Talon

Summary:

A dependable car with an affordable price

Faults:

Drivers side power window quit working. It had 20,000 miles at the time and was covered under the warranty.

New brake pads at 40,000 miles.

There are several cracks in the leather of the back seat and one in the passengers seat.

I still haven't fixed the recall on the console between the seats. It needs a new latch.

The horn is located on the cushion where the airbag is. I have trouble getting the horn to work when I need it immediately. I usually have to look down and press it precisely where the horn area is. There is no button and you have to press exactly where the little horn design is.

General Comments:

It rarely needs anything, just gas and oil changes. It performs great and looks awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2002

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.6 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.6 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired400 miles
Most recent distance4160 miles

Summary:

A great car for a great price

Faults:

The paint was coming off on the quarter glass panels on both sides.

General Comments:

When you put your foot on the gas, this baby goes!

Handles like a dream, even on wet and snowy roads.

I love the sound of the engine when accelerating quickly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2001

2nd Sep 2006, 19:42

Congrats! You must of got a gem! Wish thousands of others got one! This is one car you love and hate at the same time, However I do hope you keep on having great luck with yours..

Hopefully, no brake problems, no gauge problems, no molding problems, no window problems, no heating or air problems, no fan problems, etc... good luck friend!

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 170 HP from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 170 HP Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance26000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

170 horsepower isn't enough

Faults:

I have had no problems with the Alero yet.

General Comments:

My GLS Alero is a great fun car to drive. Its power is good except Oldsmobile added a governor at 105 MPH.

The other downside is the back seat is very uncomfortable.

Steering is excellent both for highway and city driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2001

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