2004 Oldsmobile Alero from North America
It is a money Pitt!
The day I got the car I had to replace the rear breaks. and have already replaced front and rear breaks since then. I have owned it since July of 07 (7 months). The woman I bought the car from said that the cell phone outlet had never worked. As I explored the dash I realized that certain dash lights like radio lights were not showing. The over head light comes on sometimes, but not always. I figured it to be just a fuse that I could replace easily. Upon close inspection I found melted and shorted out wires behind the dash. I replaced the wires and got a new radio. I have to service the thing more often than most cars. This time I had to take it to the mechanic. I had to replace a baring today. I am sick of this car. Every other month it is a trip to the mechanic. The interior is cheap and hard to clean. I totally will not buy another Oldsmobile.
I like the general appearance of the car.
However, it is not worth the maintenance and trouble.
I will not recommend Oldsmobile cars beacause of my experiences with this one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th February, 2008
9th May 2010, 14:36
I totally agree with this person. I have had my 2004 Alero since the end of 2004. It seemed to be the best thing since sliced bread when I got it. Now I can't even afford sliced bread since making all the repairs.
I have put front and rear brakes on this car it seems like every year and a half. I am putting it in the shop tomorrow again because I believe the rotors are now going bad.
My dome light has been fixed once before, and guess what? It's out AGAIN!!! Every light on my dash is lit up like a Christmas tree, and oh yeah the bearings had to be replaced too, and I think those are going again. I had a guy warn me that he replaced his bearings 6+ times, and that I should ditch the thing. Well I guess he's right. EVER HEARD OF A RECALL, OLDS? That's what should have happened when all these people started having the SAME issues. It's not us, it's the piece of crap car.