Used 2000 Oldsmobile Alero Consumer Reviews
I love the way my car looks and handles (it's the 3.4L v6 coupe) I do not like the way the intake manifold gasket fails, the dash peels or the control arm bushings squeak. Nice power (can beat the boys at a light, is quick off the line)and huge sunroof, but can prove costly when repairs are needed.
I HAVE A 2000 ALERO GLS THAT HAS V6. EXCELLENT POWER WITH EXCEPTIONAL GAS MILEAGE (30 MPG HIGHWAY). THE BAD PART IS TORQUE STEER. THE CAR DOES NOT STEER WELL UNDER FULL THROTTLE. MY GLS MODEL HAS THE INTERIOR OF A MUCH MORE EXPENISVE CAR. MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT IS WITH BRAKES. THE NEW PADS EAT ROTORS LIKE CRAZY. THE CAR HAS TONS OF LIGHTS ON THE DASH TO TELL EVERY LITTLE PROBLEM IT HAS WHICH COME ON TOO FREQUENTLY. THE DECK LID ALSO LEAKS INTO THE TRUNK WHEN IT IS OPENED AFTER A GOOD RAIN. THE CAR IS VERY FLASHY FOR ITS PRICE RANGE, AND HAS GREAT POWER WITH THE V6, BUT THE CAR COULD USE SOME REFINEMENT ESPECIALLY THE BRAKES.
Good car. Had a couple small fixes by the dealer (fan switch, hazard button), crankshaft position indicator by independent shop, nothing major. Might be not the best for long trips, front seat a little firm. Easy on tires and brakes.
I got mine 2000 alert with 140000 and it's still running like a dream I change a water pump my self had to jack up the motor and take the motor mount out to do the belt but I live it for the 1000$ cant beat it
If your looking for a car that runs till 300-400k miles without a engine or transmission going this is the car. Have had to fix a couple things but nothing expensive, small miner things. Break pads, ignition starter, alternator, etc but nothing expensive. Old car. Price for parts are cheap. I had a relative that had this car and it ran till 400k then the engine went. Great car for a teenager that just needs a car to get to point A to B. Engine is great get the 3.4L 6cy, great engine any mechanic will tell you that. The 2.4L 4cy however is JUNK! My 6cy alero has 165k on it and I still love it. Nothing big went out. Great car. Don’t listen to these other people! If you take good care of the car it will last you forever.