2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4 cylinder from North America
For the price, this car is a good deal
Brake pads and rotors were replaced at 35,000 miles.
I had the brakes replaced shortly after purchasing the car at about 35,000 miles. There is a terrible grinding noise at the end of a stop. Have had this checked out twice and was told that all brake parts were in good condition. I am pretty certain I will need to have my brakes worked on again soon at about 58,000 miles. All in all not too bad. Pretty typical.
The only really big issue I have with this car is that there is a very potent smell of gas when the heat is on. I had this checked out by two mechanics and then by an Oldsmobile dealership, and all three said that there is no leak. I am certain there is a problem, but cannot seem to put my finger on it. Anyone else have this problem? The smell is so bad that I may have to sell it for a different car for fear of damage to my health.
I do notice that the dash is very flimsy and I am constantly pushing pieces back into place on the front right side near the passenger seat.
Warning lights come on occassionaly for no reason around sharp turns.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th April, 2005