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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4 V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A total let down from what I was told I was buying

Faults:

This car is a piece of crap!! I have just blown my 4th intake gasket, I am not putting another one in, this is the last straw for this car.

Both front wheel bearings at: 75000, 89000, 110000

Intake gasket at: 65000, 78000, 99000, 112000

Dash pad at: 65000.

General Comments:

Piece of junk...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 2007

2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carDodge Stratus

Summary:

Great daily driver

Faults:

Shortly after we bought our 2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS coupe it had the conman problem almost all 3.4's had. The lower intake manifold gasket. I was expecting that one, so no surprise. We've had too do the brakes once. Front right hub assembly had too be replaced because of a bad wheel bearing. All that happened with in a year of buying the car. No problems for a couple years after that. A couple of months ago the fuel pump went out, but with almost 80,000 at the time, not a major issue. Only thing I'm not happy with right now is poor gas mileage. Seams like MPG's have went way down sense new fuel pump was installed.

General Comments:

I do like this car. Quite quick for a V6 front wheel drive car. Handles very nicely. Surprisingly comfortable on long road trips. Not what you'd expect with a smaller car like a 2 door Alero. I've replaced the factory stereo system with high quality CD deck, top line speakers, amps, sub,...ect. The Alero is a perfect car for building high end stereo system. We replaced the factory rear spoiler with a Razzi unit. The car is very sporty looking.

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

Review Date: 13th October, 2007

2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 3.4L V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carMazda MX6

Summary:

Fantastic, sorry to hear others haven't enjoyed it as much as we have...

Faults:

Replaced the brakes all around upon purchasing, as well as struts/shocks -- out of need, not faliure. Brakes were replaced with aftermarket, not GM...

Battery died Sept. '07, but hey, it was the original battery!

Spark plugs/wires, fuel filter, and O2 sensors replaced at 100,000mi.

General Comments:

This car has been fantastic, getting us where we needed to go quickly and comfortably.

The car is comfortable, even on long trips. The lumbar support works great, and the seat has just the right number of positions to find that "perfect" driving position.

It handles like a dream in the twisties, the V6 engine loves to rev and yet still gives great fuel economy. I get 18-21mpg around town, and still get 27-30mpg on the freeway. My freeway best is 31.6, but that was at the lower elevations of California, not up in the mountains of Utah.

We have the "sun and sound" package that adds an 8-speaker stereo and a power sunroof. We love both, it just adds to the fun.

Our car has worn well for the 25,000mi that we have put on it. We expect to get to 200,000mi or more!

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

Review Date: 12th October, 2007

2000 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4 TWIN CAM from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 TWIN CAM Automatic
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance55500 miles

Summary:

OK

Faults:

I loved the car when I bought it I still do, I have had some problems with it like most people that own these do, but nothing real major so far knock on wood. I have had my car for 7 years and bought it brand new with 2 miles on it. The first thing to give me a problem was the theft lock on the ignition, it would not let me start the car, the dealer said the igntion sensor was bad and was replaced after it cost me $800.00 I haven't had a problem since. The second problem was the turn signals that had a mind of their own, after I replaced the hazard switch I haven't had a problem. I have had brakes put one twice, but no rotors as of yet. Now I have a noise in the front wheel base and am not sure what it is I am hoping it is nothing serious. Other than those few issues I have been happy with my car. I hope it lasts me a few more years!

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

Review Date: 21st September, 2007

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