3rd Sep 2010, 16:44
I have an 2004 Alero. Rotors were replaced at 95,000 k`s and that's it. The car now has 116.000 k`s and still runs great, so I would not say all Alero cars are a problem. I`m very happy with mine.
4th Sep 2010, 17:32
I strongly suspect a lot of negative comments are from people who have either bought abused and neglected used cars, or who have totally ignored maintenance and upkeep.
We've owned Pontiac, Buick, GMC and Ford. None of ours has ever had a single problem before 100,000 miles.
Our Pontiac Grand Am (identical to the Alero) was a very solid and reliable car with zero problems. I didn't even do a brake job on the car until after 70,000 miles.
Our current GM vehicle is approaching 100,000 miles, and all it has had thus far is one battery and one set of tires. Not even brake pads yet (we know how to drive).
One of our Fords made over 300,000 miles with less than $500 in repairs. None of our imports came close to being that reliable.
14th Oct 2010, 11:54
I GOT A NEW CAR!!! But that little green GM beast is still running somewhat. My sister's down on her luck and has no wheels, so now she's calling me crying, stuck, cuz the car won't start.
We're working on bypassing the security lock system today.
A REZ mobile... it's a term attributed to Indian Cars. Watch the movie Pow Wow Highway or Smoke Signals. Very good examples... and we live on the reservation as well. So fit right in.
Anyway, I am just glad to have a new car finally... A HONDA ACCORD!!! Very reliable, fuel efficient, and WARM!!!
15th Sep 2014, 04:29
Have to agree that these comments must come mostly from people who purchase previously abused cars. Between myself, family members, and several friends, I have known many happy Alero (and Grand Am) owners. They were great cars. Cheap and fun to drive. An abused car can be problematic, and I notice most of the review's comments don't sound terribly knowledgeable about cars. Folks need to learn how to do basic repairs and maintenance on their own vehicles.
On my 5th GM car in a row, with excellent luck now.