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2000 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance99100 miles

Summary:

The car is not a good car at all

Faults:

I just bought my car Thursday march 22 and two days later the service engine light came on!!! so now I have to go get it checked out and it is really making me mad because I just bought it and it is my first car and I want it to run. I don't want it to be broke down on the side of the road if I would have known something was gonna mess up on it I would have never bought it.

General Comments:

I want to make the point the alero's tear up a lot and you should not buy one they are not good cars!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th March, 2007

2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Over all disappointment money pit

Faults:

Constant problem with the ABS system 7 wheel bearings on the front. I have had these replace numerous times and still have to have it done every 4 months (approx. it could be the parts I'm getting, but I have had two mechanics look at it and result in the same problem.

Fuel pump went when I was on vacation (no warning what so ever)

Water pump replaced.

Battery replaced 1 month after purchase.

Wrinkles in the dash material (probably related to heat/sun light)

Heater replaced twice.

Electrical system for the signals/hazard lights repaired first year vehicle was owned.

Drivers side window motor/assembly replaced. Rolled the window down one day (luckily on a dry summer day) it made a large bang noise and never went back up.

Brakes (obviously just the amount I drive)

General Comments:

I would say the biggest problem is related to the ABS braking system and the wheel bearings. The ABS sensor goes easily, it is permantly attached to the wheel bearing sothe bearing has to be replace at the same time. Both front wheels chronic problem... $600-700 every 4-6 months for this.

Was also not satisfied with service I received at the dealership. on one occasion (first problem withthe car I went to them., They shuttled me home called and said it would be over $2,000 to fix the problems. I asked to get picked up by the shuttle and they said I could not get my car until the following day. Finally I picked my car up that night and never returned.

Love the look of the car and it is great when it runs well... over all disappointment money pit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd March, 2007

27th Aug 2010, 21:55

Original review:

#1. That's just how fuel pumps sometimes go. No warning.

#2. A weak 3 year old battery is no big deal. It is a maintenance part. Has nothing to do with car itself.

#3. Your heater core went, and you kept driving it and probably kept running with the water pump dry. Junk water pump.

#4 Your dash is obviously wrinkled because you blew a heater core.

Common sense. Half your problems were either maintenance, or due to neglect.

29th Sep 2010, 23:54

I did not have a heater core blow and my dash is wrinkled. Also I have ended up with some of the other people's problems as a huge money pit I have put so much money in it. But it runs good and looks good, I could have bought a new car with how many repairs ($$$$) I put in it.

2000 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

One of the most expensive mistakes I have ever made

Faults:

The power steering pump went bad.

The ball barrings have gone bad.

The water pump has gone bad.

The axle has gone bad.

The struts have gone bad.

The tire rods have gone bad on both sides.

The check engine light is on most of the time.

General Comments:

This cars has had nothing, but problems since I purchased it.

I have spent thousands of dollars beyond the cost of the car just to keep it running properly.

In the 6 years I have owned the car I cannot recall it being problem free for more than a few months.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th February, 2007

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