2001 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews - Page 13 of 34

2001 Oldsmobile Alero 3.4L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance126000 kilometres

Summary:

All a driver could ask for

Faults:

Very minor problems with this car, I replaced both front hub bearings. I chose to use top of the line ACDelco parts to ensure I wouldn't have to replace them again.

Not a fan of the brakes, but I think that goes for all domestic vehicles.

General Comments:

This car was great, fun to drive, had power great handling and was easy on the eyes. This car also saved my life, I was involved in a major highway collision and to everyones surprise I walked away with minor cuts and bruises. My Alero is no longer, but the important thing is that it saved me. The bottom line, my car never let me down, not even at the bitter end.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2006

2001 Oldsmobile Alero LX from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired18 miles
Most recent distance22500 miles
Previous carNissan 200SX

Summary:

I cannot believe that some of these problems are not built in by GM

Faults:

At approximately 5,000 miles - entire dashboard had to be replaced and radio controls would not hold stations chosen. Covered by warranty.

8,000 miles - latch to hold back seats upright had to be replaced. Covered by warranty.

20,000 miles - battery had to be replaced because it was leaking acid - Not covered by warranty.

22,000 mile - front brakes had to be replaced - I was told that my back brakes had about 10,000 miles left on them! Not covered by warranty.

22,500 miles - left front hub assembly had to be replaced - $450!!! Warranty had been expired for four weeks!!!

General Comments:

This is the first American car I've had in 25 years - and it will definitely be my last! I have had more problems in one year than I have ever had with Nissan cars in five years!

I had my Nissan 200SX for 12 years and had no major problems. Naturally, the normal worn out battery and worn tires - but nothing like the problems I've encountered with this Olds Alero.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th November, 2006

2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60999 miles
Most recent distance61350 miles
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

2001 Olds Alero GLS - Minor Issues

Faults:

The things wrong with my car are the following--

1.) The "low tire pressure" light kept coming on even if the tires were full and properly inflated.

(My mechanic said someone ran over a nail and the tire was losing pressure, replaced the hole in the tire, $25 cost)

2.) The previous owner of the car did something to it- now the rim is bent, $100-400 fix.

3.) New Windshield wiper blades, $10 fix.

4.) Needs new brakes, est. $200-250 fix.

5.) Needs steering fluid, hard to steer.

6.) Key-less entry remote stopped working (brand new remote), $60 replacement cost.

7.) My car has leather, the driver seat is wearing badly - and the back seat is already starting to rip.

General Comments:

Absolutely beautiful looking car. Sharp lights and very nice interior features. I have been hearing a lot of bad and good things about this car, my friend just had to sell his '02 Alero b/c his problems kept adding up. Hopefully my issues/concerns with the vehicle are only minor, and it will be a good car. My last car was a 2000 Dodge Neon Highline, which I gave to my sister. This car has it all over my previous. I hope nothing goes wrong with it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2006

24th May 2009, 00:52

I'm the author of this review. I sold the Alero in January of 2008, for a new Honda Civic coupe. So glad I sold it. The doors and windows froze shut on me in the winter, and the rear defrost stopped working. After the car took 3-4 tries to start, that was it. Love my Civic, never even think about the Alero anymore!

2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carMercury Tracer

Summary:

I think they need to make them better

Faults:

The ABS light, trac. off light, and the service vehicle lights come on sometimes, but as soon as I turn the car off and start it back they go off and stay off for about a month or two. My low tire pressure light comes on and my tires aren't flat or low in air at all. The front end of my car makes noises when I hit a bump or turn my wheel too sharp. The reset button for the tires in my car won't work and neither will the cruise control.

General Comments:

I like the car because its comfy and it looks good, but I don't want to have bad problems out of it. If its not a big thing ill fix it, but if not ill sell it.

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

Review Date: 6th September, 2006

8th Sep 2006, 19:49

It's possibly your wheel bearings. 150K - your on borrowed time with any car.

20th Dec 2011, 02:52

That is simply not true. Most cars, at least in Europe, have no problems with going 200000 miles or further. It all depends on how you maintain your car. A lot of people seem to forget that cars need more than oil changes and new spark plugs.

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