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2000 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Poor

Faults:

The only remarks I have is that the brake system is terrible, and the interior is very poor. I bought this car new in 2000. Cannot get my brakes to stop grinding, have replaced rotors several times, not to mention the brake pads. I have not had any other problems to major, but this brake problem is killing my billfold.

General Comments:

Overall I would never buy another Alero. Too many problems with the brake system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th October, 2009

2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS V6 3.4L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V6 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles

Summary:

Pretty good car for the mileage, and the years owned

Faults:

Air conditioner went out this summer.

Dash has become very warped by the sun.

Blinkers don't work all the time.

Drivers seat is showing some major wear.

General Comments:

This car rides very very smooth. Gas mileage is pretty good. This car accelerates very easily.

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

Review Date: 12th August, 2009

2000 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired1300 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous carVolvo 760

Summary:

Very good

Faults:

The Alero 2000, the 6 cylinder, is very good, but has problems.

It needs to be treated for rust under the car every year, or else the car will have serious problems. The bottom doors inside need treatment also.

Another problem I have now is the trunk is closed, but seems to have become loose between the lock and trunk.

Beside this, for any lights that appear in dash, all can be closed down from the switch panel, but you need to check first if the lights have a reason to come on, if not then anyone can shut them off.

It seems that before winter and the start of summer, when you check the brakes and tires, and tune it up, those check lights seem to appear, and if an oil change has been done and the brakes done and everything is in order, then some check lights can be disabled. For check engine, it needs to be verified by a computer in a garage, to make sure no serious problems can be identified. If there is nothing, the garage can then cancel the check engine light that can appear sometimes, just because you use different gas or have not closed the gas cap properly, or any other reasons. Most likely the chip for oil pressure or detector for pollution can be a problem, and may even cause the car to malfunction, giving an error if the chip is no good. This will give you problems.

General Comments:

The Alero 2000 6 cylinder is a good sports car, but needs to always have owners that verify if everything works correctly, and learn about the car. The more you know, the better you will be.

The Volvo 760 I used to have is great, but expensive in parts and not economic on gas.

I still think the Alero 2000 could have pushed the model to a twin cam V6, and made it even more sporty, it does have the shape of a good racing car, but sadly the company never wanted to put a better motor in, and now Oldsmobile is closed down and will never build a car again.

Electric cars may not pollute, but are not powerful enough to replace BMW, Ferrari, Porsche etc... this why most hybrid or electric car are not as popular as they should be, they are cheap on gas, but have no power, so any sporty driver will not go for this.

Worse, where there are winters, you don't want a car that has no power. The roads in Quebec are so bad that everyone here should drive 4x4 trucks. It is summer now, and all there is bumps and holes, and believe me a winter here can destroy a lot of vehicles. A car company should test all their vehicles here, if they can last winters they will last for a long time. The rust and broken parts can be verified after winters, and help to build better cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2009

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 135 reviews