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More Than the Camry
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By Art
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I have had my Alero for five years with no problems. I prefer the handling and safety features over my sister-in-law's newer Camry. The only small problem has been brake rotor warping, which is common on all cars with ABS brakes in our hilly area. It is also a wonderful towed vehicle, behind the motor home. The automatic lights are great.


Best Features

Automatic lights with day-time running, the low tire pressure warning, oil change alerts, and handy map lights.


Worst Features

I wish they were still manufactured.


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Do Not Buy This Car
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By hatethiscar
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan


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I bought my Alero in 2002. The drivetrain has been fairly reliable except for some suspension problems. The real problem for me has been with the interior bits. Among other things, I've run into: 1. Two speakers inexplicably stopped working. The worked just fined once I replaced them (with original wiring even). 2. The A/C controls are messed up. The fan will only work on the two highest settings. 3. It has a peeling dash. 4. I have four (count 'em!) non-working power windows. I've had both front windows repaired multiple times, but they never seem to work longer than 6-8 months before failing again. This is, far and away, the most annoying problem I've had with the car.


Best Features

The exterior styling.


Worst Features

This car has serious quality issues with the interior. It's literally falling apart!


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3 Year Update from 11/09/03 Post
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By us_blueskirt
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 4dr Sedan


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The milage and performance has dramatically decreased over the last year! The only real issue outside of that was a problem with the flasher system, which was fixed by a factory recall on the assembly. I can't really complain about the performance...It's got just over 165,000 miles on it. The performance didn't waiver until it hit around 120,000 miles, but it's been downhill since then. I keep up with all 'scheduled' maintenance and it seems to work for this car. It is very reliable...I still take long trips on a regular basis!


Best Features

I like the style and the interior room. It works well for a single mom that doesn't want a 'granny car' but can't afford a sports car!


Worst Features

Since I've slowed down on the interstate, I find there is still a considerable amount of wind noise - even at 65 or 70 mph.


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Not the best
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By danny
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan


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It may look good, but the 4-cylinder engine in the Alero was not made to last. I have had so many small problems with this car, it is a big headach. Furthermore, the interier is very cheap the dash looks like a raisin. If you buy a vehicle, buy a better class.


Best Features

It looks good.


Worst Features

Too much, I don't have time.


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Wish I hadn't
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By Unhappy
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought an Oldsmobile Alero because of it's easy handling. I wish I hadn't. Luckily some of the problems have been covered under the warranty, but now that's up and I might as well have a car payment with the money I spend on the thing. I've replaced the rotors, brakes, cruise control and much more. The interior is falling apart with the upolstery sundamaging very very easily. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone at all.


Best Features

It handles easily and you can turn with your one finger.


Worst Features

Try again.


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