2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 4 cylinder 2.4 liter from North America


A piece of crap, you could not pay me to drive it now


My transmission died, had to get it rebuilt at 50000 miles.

Wheel bearings replaced at 50000 miles.

Have had my brake pads replaced 3 times and rotors twice in less than 2 years.

Check engine light comes on constantly.

Fluid level light comes on constantly.

Even with my new transmission my car shakes violently when trying to keep an idle speed.

Had to have ignition wires replaced at 55000.

Fuel pump died at 50000 miles.

Headliner light falls out and swings by the wires when you close a door.

Driver side window regulator had to be replaced after 53000 miles.

Passenger side window regulator needs to be replaced. Window cannot be rolled down. One night it wouldn't roll back up and I tried to pull it up and I accidentally pulled the glass out of the door.

General Comments:

The ONLY OK thing about this car is it has alright acceleration for the type of car it is.

Overall the inside looks cheap.

The car runs and was built cheap.

I think the outside is even ugly.

The worst thing about the transmission dying was that it died because Oldsmobile put a "tester transmission" in these cars to see how well they'd work, I don't enjoy being a guinea pig.

This car is basically crap, I would never buy Oldsmobile EVER again or American made cars period.

I'd advise everyone to stay far away from this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th March, 2004

2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4 from North America


I'll never buy another Oldsmobile


Multiple problems with this vehicle.

Staring with rotor/brake problems at 12000 miles. The problem continue today. I've accepted this part.

Many electrical problems with this vehicle. Started with the radio antenna, to signal lights to hazard lights to failure of my rear window defogger.

The biggest problem has been the intake manifold gasket. This part has failed for the third time. The dealer says this is a perfectly normal problem. I've called other Oldsmobile dealers who have stated this is not a normal occurence. The shop where the car is now agrees with the other dealers that I've called. The dealership where I bought the car has stated to me that this is not their problem.

General Comments:

The car is great and handles wonderfully. Too bad it is so cheaply made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th March, 2004

2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 from North America


Great car if you like to constantly have problems


Car was bought brand new.

Numerous mechanical problems.

Brakes Had to be replaced at 6,000 miles.

And just about every 10,000 miles after that. A total of 6 times fixed (attempted to be fixed) by dealer.

I replaced the rotors with high performance rotors and pads at 50,000 miles myself. Problem has started again at 62,000 miles.

Power steering pump went during the first six months of ownership.

Both windows have broken, window fallen of track and inside door. Good thing car is not a 4 door.

Water fills up behind driver's side seat. Unknown where water gets in.

Water leaks into trunk.

The first 3 settings on the HVAC controls do not work. Have to put fan on high in order to work.

Engine coolant light has been coming on.

Have had to fill up radiator 3 times in past year. Don't know where it is going, no leaks on driveway.

General Comments:

Car has good acceleration.

Smooth ride.

Looks great when clean.

Roomy interior and trunk for a coupe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2004

29th Apr 2004, 12:27

Sounds exactly like my car. Water leakages constantly a problem. Be prepared if your filling up the coolant a lot. This is bad because the coolant is mixing with your oil in the manifold gasket and will need to be replaced. Trust me I had the same problem and I finally took it to the mechanic at the dealership and $1500 later it was fixed. I was not happy to say the least. Watch out for the water problem too. It will ruin the electrical system. I've given up. If you want it my email address is michael@cb-contracting.com.