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1999 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired206000 kilometres
Most recent distance227000 kilometres

Summary:

Great car if you don't have kids, bad car if you don't have the patience to fix tedious problems

Faults:

My passenger window fell down in the middle of winter. The regulator, which is a small plastic piece that holds the window, snapped in half. Luckily knew someone at Speedy Glass and got it fixed for $160; normally would have cost me 300. Next week the driver's side one went.

You can feel the transmission tugging when going into ND gear.

Rear defrost doesn't work, and A/C and heat don't work.

ABS and traction light go on constantly.

When it rains really bad, I find even at full speed it doesn't quite do the job with good wipers.

General Comments:

It looks nice, and is generally affordable to fix.

It has the need for speed.

Backseat is very small, as well as the trunk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2010

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4 liter V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.4 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance181000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

It will nickel and dime you, but nothing major to drain the wallet

Faults:

Replaced water pump and belt at 120,000 miles.

Replaced intake gaskets at 150,000 miles.

Replaced alternator at 180,000 miles.

Likes front brake rotors and pads too much!

General Comments:

Has a lot of power from the V6, and decent mileage.

Handles really well, and I like the look of the car, inside and out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2010

1999 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles

Summary:

Do you like duct tape? Because this car will need it

Faults:

The driver's side window and the back right passenger window do not work, and are being held up by duct tape. The others are sticky when you try to raise or lower them.

The signal blinker has a mind of its own. It randomly clicks when you drive.

In cold weather, it enjoys stopping without warning.

The fan had to be replaced at least 4 times.

Several problems with power steering.

Truck does not latch properly.

Brakes had to be replaced several times, especially when the car was first purchased.

Fixtures like to fall off, including the light on the ceiling, which is now duct taped up.

General Comments:

Seats are comfortable.

Rides fairly quiet for being over 100,000 miles.

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

Review Date: 27th July, 2009

1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3400 SFI V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3400 SFI V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired87311 miles
Most recent distance103647 miles
Previous carSaturn SC

Summary:

Bad investment

Faults:

I've changed my power window motors twice, both in the driver's door, one year apart.

Had to get a new head gasket over a year ago. Now the oil is sitting in the holes where the screws are.

Had to change the front wheel bearings, brake pads, rotors, calipers and some of the seals are broke open I noticed.

Let's see, just put a new battery in it, and now I've got that damn battery light popping up at least once a day. Thought it was cuz I needed a battery, but still does it, so I thought maybe the starter had a bad connection; checked that, it was fine so I changed the alternator, nope, still does it.

Besides that, minor things like I fixed both door jams and quarter panels because of rust, which is now coming right.

Back speakers blew and my leather seats fell apart worse than a pleather jacket.

General Comments:

DO NOT BUY ANY OLDSMOBILE ALERO!!! Nothing but problem after problem. You fix one thing and another thing happens.

So you might be saying, yeah, it's a car, they break, well look around on the web, I bet that 90% of these people all have had the same exact problems.

I've spent more fixing the car than I paid for the damn thing. Honestly, consider another car, coming from a very unsatisfied buyer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th May, 2009

16th May 2009, 21:19

You bought an 8 year old car and you expect it to be problem free?

Oh, and maybe you shouldn't have bought an Oldsmobile. Just another example of why GM's in their current state.

1999 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles

Summary:

The car is OK

Faults:

Power rear power windows quit working. They are easy to repair, almost always a broken "regulator", which is track, motor, and cable assembly. 55.00 ea + 10.00 shipping at a place called "upanddownmainstreet.com" - the cheapest I found. They arrived within a few days, and although I'd never changed (or seen) one, replacing them proved to be a simple process with just the use of a screwdriver and a small socket.

General Comments:

The car is reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2009

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