2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L V6 from North America


This car rocks!!!


Absolutely Nothing!!!

General Comments:

I bought this car in May of 04.

I have never had a problem with it, and I have put 30,000 miles on it in little over a year.

I work for an auto parts company, so I happen to know a lot about cars.

Don't know what the problem is with all your cars, but maybe if you took good care of them, you would not have these problems.

I keep strict maintenance on my vehicles, and happen to LOVE this car.

It looks nice, rides nice, and I bought it with 35,000 miles on it.

If you shop around, you can get a good price on one.

If you all were smart enough, you would all check CAR FAX to see vehicle history before you pay an exorbitant amount of money for it.

I only paid 7,000 for mine, and I couldn't have asked for a better deal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2005

15th Jul 2005, 12:26

I agree whole-heartedly with the poster - I drive a 2001 Alero GLS that used to be my wife's car. She put 40K on the odometer with mostly in-town stop and go driving.

I have been driving it for about 5K and I drive mostly highway miles for my daily commute.

This car has had only one (1) problem, and it was the electric fuel pump, which was replaced under warranty. We also experienced the "rubbing" sound - it is definitely NOT wheel bearings, it IS the GOODYEAR tires. We put new BF Goodrich Traction TA's on the Alero and the noise went away.

This car gets 22mpg in the summer with the A/C on and almost 30MPG on the highway (no A/C). This has been a great little car so far, and I intend to drive it for another +60K before I get rid of it.

2001 Oldsmobile Alero V.6 from North America


Solid car with questionable repair history


Since January of 2005, I have had to replace the power steering, the Pass Lock system locked the ignition, forcing a bypass through the security system that allows it to work, but without the security system. Replaced both the front wheel bearings. All between about 59,500 and 61,500 miles. So est. $1,000 worth of repairs since January, and it is currently the beginning of June 2005. I have been an owner of the car since July of 2004, and have put an est. 4,500 miles in that time. I heard from the repairman at the auto shop that my car was the 4th Alero at his shop alone that required the wheel bearing replacement (on the left side in particular, which was repaired one week before the right on my car).

General Comments:

I enjoy the power of the engine.

Isn't the best at gas mileage, but isn't a gas hog by any means.

Handles well.

Sound system is excellent.

No issues with paint peeling on the stereo or seats tearing. In fact, the interior has held up well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th June, 2005

2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS from North America


It sucks


Brakes have gone out several times.

Belt around A/C had to be replaced ($500)

Window motor had to be replaced ($300)

Seats have worn badly

Wipers do not wipe efficiently.

Seat mechanisms have slipped on a number of occasions.

Panel lights - brake, service engine, low tires, etc. - constantly on.

General Comments:

The Alero is a very peppy and sporty car and it really does look nice; however, it is the biggest piece of crap I have ever purchased. The car has had more problems than any new car I have every bought. I would NEVER, EVER buy another GM car again. I curse the day I ever saw this car and the person who sold it to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th June, 2005

6th Jun 2005, 18:01

From what I have seen, read, and heard about the Alero, I think that it singlehandedly killed Olds.