2003 Oldsmobile Alero Base 2.2 Ecotec from North America
Great simple car that needs regular maintenance
Hub bearings, hub bearings, hub bearings!!! You've got to get those replaced regularly after you pass 65,000.
Ignition switch has to be replaced too.
Engine and tranny are fine. Other than the continuous hub bearing problem and the ignition, this car does not need much upkeep.
It's pretty good on gas. I had the 4 cylinder model, so it got 30 on the highway, 20 in the city. You have to regularly change the front brake pads as this car is a front engined heavy car.
The car always turned on, no matter how cold it was outside. The A/C unit sucks up a lot of power, so the engine will be a little hesitant to move when you've got the A/C on.
In conclusion, this is a great car to drive around from point A to point B. Not the best choice if you want a flashy car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th August, 2014