2003 Oldsmobile Alero from North America
So please, DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE CARS!!!
I bought my 2003 Alero in 2006 with only 40,000 KM. My first new car (well it was 2nd hand), but new from the dealers, so I was so excited.
Anyways, it is 2008 and I hate my car. Last year my car started to rust from the bottom, and also the bottom of the doors. I had a friend fix that for me.
I have this clicking sound that drives me nuts. Sounds like a fast signal light, but God it is annoying. Nobody seems to know what it is. Every mechanic tells me something different, but they all told me not to worry about it because it will not affect my car.
Today, I brought my car in for safety inspection, and I need 4 new tires that were just replaced last year. I have no treads left on the tires. I also need new brake pads, and I'm not even sure what else I need done, because they told me take it home and come back another day for inspection when I have new tires.
They felt bad for me being a single mother and having to put a rejection sticker on my car.
I have heard so many horror stories about Aleros after I purchased one.
The most popular complaints are wheel bearings, clicking sounds, rust and brake pads.
If I had of known all the issues with these cars, I would never have bought one.
Never again will I purchase an Alero.
Oh and one more thing, nobody bothered to tell me that they stopped making Alero's in 2006. If they had, I would not have bought one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th June, 2008