2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2 Ecotech from North America
GM going downhill.
New Brakes at 35k miles. With 42k miles or so brakes started squeaking and pulsating again. Front passenger side wheel bearing replaced ($225.00) Around 45k miles the front end started clunking and squeeking, possibly struts?
Around 40k miles the car seemed to lose horsepower. One night it wouldn't turn over and ever since it has lost any speed or horsepower that it ever had. Car has poor acceleration as it is, with 140hp. Whenever I press the cruise control button off or hit my brakes, something from the front right makes a clunking noise. The car also seems to have an annoying tinny noise whenever accelerated. Under hard acceleration something rattles big time, could possibly be the exhaust heat shield. This car is not something I would reccomend, I traded it in yesterday because I was sick of its problems and didn't want to invest more money into something I dreaded. I would not reccomend this car to anybody.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th May, 2006