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2001 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Junk

Faults:

Third time replacing LF wheel bearing in 30000 miles. Also replaced the RF wheel bearing once and the front struts are now going for the second time in less than 20000 miles.

Should have gotten rid of this dog years ago. My bad.

General Comments:

Money pit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th July, 2007

2001 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carOlds Alero

Faults:

I have 2001 Olds Alero and have had a lot of the same problems so I won't list everything. But, I thought it was just me, especially with the brakes and rotors. I thought I was too hard on the brakes.

Recently the security light has been going off and on. About a month ago my car wouldn't start and my mechanic said it was in security mode as if it was getting broken into.

But just a few days ago my driver side window fell in and the clips shattered. From what I'm reading it sounds like I'm going to have to get a new window regulator. I was going to call around at junk yards just for the plastic clips. The mechanic called them gliders. Any other suggestions on how to get them without spending a lot of money?

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

Review Date: 4th July, 2007

2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 3.4 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired57802 miles
Most recent distance80900 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Marshmallow at Heart!

Faults:

Uses Coolant, not very fast, but always have to check it, so I had it flushed.

Starts slow.

General Comments:

I like the leather seats, chrome wheels, fog lights and the 3400 v6 engine.

Features are very easy to use!

Cd player is good. I call my little car the white marshmallow! it's so cute

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2007

2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance70148 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

The cheap car came out expensive

Faults:

I have experienced all the problems that have been mentioned by other owners except for the windows, because they are manual, and my dashboard, has not yet begun to shrink.

I really can't say how much money I've put in this car, but it is a lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th April, 2007

2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 2.4L V4 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4L V4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carNissan NX1600

Summary:

I want my Nissan back!

Faults:

1. Chronic brake problems. (Brakes squeal after 30-60 days after replacement, then are silent. This resulted in etched rotors at the last replacement, after which the cycle continues. Brakes and rotors replaced last month are squealing.)

2. Pass-Lock system engages and requires a reset without cause.

3. Blower will not function on low speeds.

4. Driver seat deformed under normal circumstances (normal weight person, normal usage) when car was 2 years old.

5. Labels on radio buttons rubbed off.

6. Driver's side window disengaged from regulator due to shattered clips.

7. Cruise control will not stay engaged.

8. Auxiliary "lighter" falls out of dashboard, used twice.

9. Transmission trouble at 116K miles - undiagnosed at this time. Visible leak at the pan.

10. Rear cup holder assembly will not hold a cup without falling apart.

11. Fuel pump needed to be replaced after 100K miles.

12. Coil housing needed to be replaced after 106K miles.

General Comments:

Nice looking, smooth riding car (until recently).

Nice alerts for low washer fluid, low tire pressure, low coolant, and the like. No "Door Ajar" alert, however.

Large trunk, 60/40 fold-down rear seats allow for carrying more than the average family sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th February, 2007

2001 Oldsmobile Alero from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Faults:

I went to row down my window on my drivers side to throw away some trash and the window fell completely down and won't go back up. I hear it trying to work, but nothing.

I also have my check engine light on my tire pressure low light on and another light on.

I bought this car summer of 2006 it's a 2001 alero and I'm wishing we had gotten the other vehicle we were looking at. I am so disappointed in everything that keeps going wrong on this car.

I also had to get new brake pads and rotors right after getting it and the guy said it was common on aleros.

I wish they would recall the window motor I've seen so many people with problems how can they not.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th February, 2007

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 114 reviews