14th Oct 2005, 20:03
2000 Alero 4 door V6 -
I'm laughing so hard at the previous comment - unfortunately I too have had the same problems with this car. I've only owned it about 3 weeks and already starting to regret this purchase.
I was sorry to hear Oldsmobile doesn't exist anymore and so the recalls are not even guaranteed now. The mechanics at GMC/BUICK told me when I left out of there "see you soon" and MEANT IT.
My oil is just disappearing out of the car "no leaking" and now I keep 2 full quarts around just in case. I am getting change oil light and I just had an oil change. Checked my oil this morning and it was BONE DRY. My coolant looks almost dry too so it must be that it leaks into eachother and blows out the back as "white smoke" - don't believe the mechanics that say it's a cold morning. I live in Florida and it's not even fall yet - no cold mornings.
Brakes & Rotors seem to be an issue with these cars I'm pleased to hear that if I put performance rotors & brakes (maybe slotted/drilled rotors???) I might get atleast 12,000 miles out of them - I"ll try that next.
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Oct 14, 2005 Orlando FL.
26th Feb 2007, 08:41
I had the same problem with my 2000 Alero. 3 weeks into ownership my coolant was leaking into the oil. 1500 dollars later I had my car back. Thank God I bought the extended warranty! It paid for itself right there!
Since then my blower motor broke and I have had to replace my brakes almost every 12,000 miles. The dealership is content to sell me rotor after rotor and a quick machining of the rotor once they warp again. I am ready to get rid of this car as it has been a nightmare to drive since the beginning!
I am going German!