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By justytt
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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This is a great car for the money. It gets great gas milege, i get around 345 mpg highway. i've had no probelms with it execpt i did have to get new front brakes at about 40,000 miles and they still grind. the cars best features is the stereo and it also handles very well. the back tail lights are a little bit to big and it could use a little more horse power. other than that i would recommend this car to anyone who wants a good inexpensive car.


Favorite Features

stereo, gas milege, comfortable seating, handling


Suggested Improvements

acceleration, horsepower, brakes, back tail lights, leather seats could be a little bit more pulsh looking


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By dubldn42
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This is the best car I have ever owned


Favorite Features

sporty easy on gas and comfortable


Suggested Improvements

NA


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Brake problems
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By Jlab
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned this car for 2 1/2 years, and I too have had complete brake jobs three times due to warped rotors! We are now getting very close to 36000 miles and are going to sell it because I don't feel comfortable that things won't continue to go wrong after the warranty runs out. A person should not have this many problems with the brakes on a car this old! Its too bad, because otherwise, the car is comfortable to drive and the interior layout is nice. I'm not sure that I would recommend this car to someone.


Favorite Features

styling of the dashboard. Comfortable.


Suggested Improvements

Make better brakes!


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GL2 is a good car.
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By DanAlero FromAlegra
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Been back to dealer only 2 times in 30,00 miles: once to learn again how to flip down the back seat; once to have the driver window fixed, but it fixed itself (twice) before I went in. The brakes sound funny, but they still work OK. (Other reviewers mention brake problems; maybe I'll check 'em.) I didn't need the spoiler, but it looks cool. MPG is between 22 and 28; probably would get 32 at 55 mph.


Favorite Features

Radio sound and speed sensitivity. V6 power and sound. Handling.


Suggested Improvements

The sport suspension is a slight bit rough, but I guess that's what makes it a sport suspension.


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cool car
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By knn
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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it's reliable and good for a first time cheap car. cheap and reliable. I've had no problems with it except a brocken oil sensor and a leak on the door all of which were covered in the warranty


Favorite Features

powerful engine. the 3400CC engine is powerful and fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

make the shocks softer


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Good Lookin Out
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By Big Red Alero
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Nice car for the money. Bought mine used about a month ago and have had no problems since(knock on wood). Was not the first car that caught my eye but once i took the price and standard features into consideration, looked like i was lured, and the bright red really stands out when clean.Looks really sharp from the front but the back could use a little work. Overall i am pleased to be an owner of one of the last oldsmobiles.


Favorite Features

Nice sounding stock stereo, fog lights that actually work and the huge trunk....oh and the color


Suggested Improvements

A little less road noise, quieter engine, more glue (rattles a little too much) and better gas mileage from the 4- cyl.


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Love this car
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By Ananuri
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Great car for the price. I've got mine for over 2 years now, and love it. Yes, I needed to change rotors during the first month (done under warranty, got brand new ones), but after that it has been excellent. Car looks great, V6 is excellent, and with 16-inch alloy weels and wide tires, it has better moves than many other, more expensive vehicles. I don't believe they are closing Oldsmobile.


Favorite Features

V6, tires, looks.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage, may be better built quality


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I love this car!
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By carreviewer
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car because of the deal offered at the time. Also, because I thought I needed a replacement for my S10 (which now has 166k on it). So I now have 2 vehicles. This car is actually a GL2 which has the sport suspension and Goodyear Eagle RSA tires. This particular model rides and handles very different from other Aleros. There were very few GL2s made.


Favorite Features

This car has a lot of safety and convenience features for the price. I get good mileage in the city and great mileage on the highway. This car is loaded and has a 60/60 warranty.


Suggested Improvements

A bigger gas tank might not be possible for a vehicle this size. The front brakes are a little noisy. I would definately buy another. Unfortunately, the GL2 is not distictly identified other than the tires.


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One big headache
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By Stay Clear
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Very nice looking vehicle,but it's one problem after another,and the service is a joke.My vehicle has 24,500 miles and has already has had 3 complete brake jobs due to warped rotors,and has been to the dealer on 12 occasions for other problems.I highly recommend staying clear of this vehicle,unless you want mine!If the later of the two is the case, disregard anything I stated earlier,it's a great car!


Favorite Features

The tires come in the standard black. Other than that not much here.


Suggested Improvements

The only improvement possible is stopping the production. Oh wait a minute, they did. Great job GM!!!


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Alero Rocks!
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By Rickarama
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Handles well, looks good in the driveway. What more can you ask for in car in this class?


Favorite Features

Cup holders


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage, less room around wheels in wheel wells.


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