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1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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Oldsmobile Alero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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  • Pros

    Sleek styling. Sprightly performance and handling. Ergonomically designed interior. Well-equipped standard model.

  • Cons

    Hint of cheapness to interior bits. Lame front passenger cupholder. Unrefined engine noise intrudes upon passenger compartment. Ugly cloth fabric pattern on GX and GL.

  • What's New for 1999

    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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Reliable and surprisingly long lasting

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan

This car now has 208000+ miles on it and it still runs great. All of the motor mounts have been replaced, but it still vibrates like crazy when its in drive and the brake is on. I am afraid it may be the transmission, but at least I get a full-body massage at every stoplight. The interior keeps threatening to fall apart. I keep making small repairs to the brackets that hold the driver's side mirror adjustment and the ash tray beside the steering wheel. The trac-off light is quite a pest though and it [the car] sometimes hesitates or skips when the driver accelerates. Very good handling and pretty decent spunk to the engine. Overall way worth the money, I would recommend this car to anybody.




99 olds alero 4 door

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan

I bought the car when I was 17 and beat it to poo. In the three years I owned it I put on 77,000 miles on top of the 45,000. I only had a few problems. It started without the key, gas gauge stopped working along with overflow every time I filled up, tranny slipped when I stomped on the gas. I never put any money into it, I traded it in for $500




Long term owner / teen

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan

This car was bought for my carpool use. I put 60K miles on it in 3 years, mostly highway. Typical hwy 29 mpg (4 cyl) typical city 21-24 mpg. At 64K miles I turned it over to my then teenage druggie Daughter who thrashed it and abused it with her druggie friends for 4 more years. It became a transportation car and lets go to a rave car. I was overseas. The car was trashed. Now she is grownup and wised up and is fine. Car has 146K miles on it and the only thing that has gone wrong is the manual remote drivers mirror cable broke and the ignition switch broke. Other than that, just the usual brake work, fluid changes, (inc auto trans) and tires. Daughter is still driving it.




'99 alero - beware!

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan

This car has had no end of problems at least for us - restarting issues, parts of the car coming off in my hand, constant replacement of major parts. It is very unreliable. This was the first model year, but come on. On the plus side, it does have good power - but the transmission seems to hamper its full utilization at times. It also is very comfortable. On the other hand we have a '99 Toyota Tercel that is small and wussy, but bullet proof! As a Cadillac mechanic friend once told me - don't buy North American vehicles.




New owner in maryland

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan

Bought it 3 weeks ago,so far I like it except... Top of the list: Cupholders,who designed this so I can get a wack at them.Just me or do you have to take the car out of park to get a big cup in the holder? Shakes at 80mph. Oops then again I'm not suppose to go that fast. The trunk, could have not spent a few more dollars on the parts.Those little fake me out screws just dont cut it.Most have fallin out, the others wont stay in.Think it's a decent car,then again it's my first car of course it's decent.Crossing my fingers that I dont have horror stories like the other reviewers.




Great potential, but falls short

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Vehicle: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan

Very high feature content at a great price. I bought a left over '99 GX in 2000. I have 32K miles on it and the only problem were warped rotors that were replaced under warranty. Bottom line, for what I needed; a new, stylish, cheap commuter car that I will likely run into the ground it's perfect. A fully loaded model would not be a good value.



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Full 1999 Oldsmobile Alero Review

What's New for 1999

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.

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Talk About The 1999 Alero

1999 Oldsmobile Alero Discussions See all Started By

mikey610
mikey610
11-15-2001
1. I know of at least one other Alero owner with this exact same problem - any others?...


humpty66
humpty66
07-20-2006
well im gettin an alero 1999 black 4 doors automatic 95,000 miles , my sister is giving it to me for free, im going to turn 16 in 2 weeks and i just got a job.. so now that im earing some money i want...


dingdongbelle
dingdongbelle
05-02-2000
I've been driving for 21 years. Mazda 626 & MX6,...



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