by slenderman on Jan 21, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2dr Coupe
This is my 80 mi. RT commuter. Bought as a GX coupe with 33k on the clock from a GM dealer, 4 Cyl. 2.4L LD9 engine, auto trans, manual windows, a/c. Sporty handling, good acceleration. Great Delco audio system. Since I've had it, replaced front wheel bearings, brake pads, brake rotors (these seem to warp easy), water pump, alternator. Be sure you keep the oil topped off on these; I switched to 10W-30 when the mileage was getting up there (it was starting to use a lot of 5W-30). Use a better quality oil filter on these also. Only electrical issue I've had involved the instrument cluster and the vent fan; it used to cut in and out randomly in wet weather. Now getting ready to put it to pasture; it's now got cancer behind the doors and 241,000 on it. (It still has the original spark plugs in it!)
by JO on Jul 10, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2dr Coupe
I'm the 3rd owner of the alero that I purchased from my parents in '01. They found it to be very uncomfortable & difficult to get in & out of. It was one of many issues that I would have with the car. I've owned it now for 8yrs & every year I've had to put $ into it!I lost count on how many wheel bearings have been replaced.I've replaced engine; airconditioning unit; gas tank; alternator; starter; just to name a few. Currently; the engine is knocking; the car screams with ac or heat on; needs u joint; gas guage doesn't work. It's been very high maintenance & I would not recommend it.
by nflsonic on Jun 27, 2004 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2dr Coupe
I just received this car from
graduation recently, and I'm totally
surprised. My father had to fix this
car up a bit, but now, the brakes are
flawless and the minor problems
(molding around the door was already
fixed) are non-exsisting. I love the
acceleration on this beauty and
wherever I ride, I DO get some looks
(kinda fun to point out cause I didn't
before on my '89 Buick). If you can
test this model, do it, but definitly
try to point out the small problems if
any. If you can find a seller that
treated this car superb (my father-
neat freak), than you will have many
enjoyment rides than what other
drivers say about this car.
by tweakfreak on Aug 16, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2dr Coupe
So many reviews I read give this car a
poor review and I don't see why. I
guess those that don't have a problem
don't write reviews. I think this is a
pretty good car. It has the potential
to be great. A larger engine would be
nice. In all I think that it is a
pretty good car.
by rplank on Mar 16, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2dr Coupe
Leased it because it was cheap and seemed solid compared to the imports in the same price range. I have 30000 miles on it and not a problem. 4 cylinder has adequate power for the gas milage it gets. I just bought a new 2002 Alero because of the rebates and incentives. If it wouldn't of been cheap I would of gone with an import only for resale value, not because I like them better than the Alero.
Oldsmobile has dropped the slow-selling Achieva in favor of this new clean-sheet design patterned after the successful Intrigue midsize sedan. Available in both two- and four-door configurations with three well-equipped trim levels, the Alero represents a quantum leap forward over previous small Olds models.