2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4 V6 from North America
I have replaced the wheel bearings 6 times, starting at 40000 miles. The wheel bearing also controls the anti lock brakes & the traction control. This is a $300 fix.
There is a problem with the heater, it will only work on the highest fan setting. Have had friends with Grand Am's same problem, almost $300 to fix.
The rear window defroster does not work.
There is a serious anti freeze leak. I have to fill every other week.
I have had to put breaks & rotors on it 2 times.
The first time I took it for an inspection it was almost $1000, for a 1 year old car.
This is a sharp looking car.
It handles great.
Would never recommend.
I wish I could turn it in under lemon law.
Bought for 13000 after only 2 years is worth about 3000.
My mechanic hates me because of this car. He dreads seeing me. Has told me to get rid of it.
Great car if you have lots of money to waste on repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2004