2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this car used at about 60,000 miles and have put on another 60,000 driving to school/work. Driving and fuel efficiency aren't bad (although there's a big difference between winter and summer MPGs), but maintenance is a constant headache. I was actually vindicated to read on some of these other reviews about problems I've had: the leaky gasket issue, wheel bearings, starters, etc. Overall a sub-par vehicle which was obviously designed to last about 70-80 thousand miles and then be thrown away. Next car: something dependable like a Toyota or Honda - if my Alero is still worth anything at trade in when I can finally pay off the loan, that is.
Decent engine power, can be driven quite fast and still in control. Nice premium rims. Nice stereo features ( especially the "song info" feature). Beyond the flash, however, basically it's a husk of what a quality car should be. Dealers do notice this and take advantage by overpricing it, too.
Too late now - Oldsmobile's gone! If you own an Alero or are considering buying one, though, I'd suggest you improve your car to something better and more reliable.
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