1999 Oldsmobile Alero Consumer Review: Reliable and surprisingly long

1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Consumer Review

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GX Coupe (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Reliable and surprisingly long lasting
By benjito on


1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2dr Coupe


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.

Best Features

Exterior Design The steering wheel is very smooth Placement of the E-brake Handles wonderfully Gets me where I need to go and it has pretty decent gas mileage Controls are very easy to use and figure out, comes very natural A reliable vehicle

Worst Features

Really, use better adhesives on the dash. Dash is peeling in front of the steering wheel and its reflection on the windshield makes it hard to see the road sometimes. I don't know if the trans-axle dipstick is simply missing off of mine, but there needs to be a dipstick on the fill trans-axle cap. Checking the fluid is a real pain in the rear if you do not have a professional garage. The whole car has to be jacked up level. Then you've got to pull the check fluid plug after running the car and shifting through all the gears. Once the plug is pulled you've got to pour fluid in till it begins to flow out of the trans-axle check plug. The clips on the back seat broke. They could use a redesign.
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