2002 Oldsmobile Alero GS V6 from North America
Terrible brakes and hub assemblies
Driver's side Hub assembly went under warranty at 40k. No cost. Just out of warranty at 60k, the pass. side hub assembly went. $250. at 70k, the driver's side hub went. $250. at 100k, the passenger side hub went. $250.
Total $750 on hub assemblies.
I've changed the brakes and rotors on this POS, front and back about every 40k.
Calipers went bad on the front at 80k. $200 for parts, I replaced myself.
It started leaking antifreeze at 85k. both upper and lower head gasket were bad. $500.
Control arm and bushings went bad at 80k. still haven't fixed that problem, but it will be $300 to fix when I get around to it.
Window regulator just went out on driver's door at 106k. I'm going to try to fix it myself.
Car has good power and good gas mileage. it's a nice ride and room for the family. I just wish the brake and hub assembly problems were known before I bought this.
I had a 1997 toyota corolla I traded in to get this with 160k miles and never had a problem with it.
I'm trying to sell it and every person takes it to a mechanic and brings it back saying the mech. advised not to buy...
Does anyone want to buy an alero???
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th November, 2006