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2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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


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I love my Alero, I did have some brake issues at first, but GM replaced the brakes and rotors and I have not had any problems since. I have over 70,000 miles and love the 2.4L engine. I just replaced the original tires. Overall this is a good car.


Best Features

The looks and sound system.


Worst Features

Give it better cup holders.


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fun but not reliable
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By a
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Nice ride, very quick 6 cyl, got new rack and pinion, bad starting noise and hesitation, new power steering pump, new e-brake, new speakers and ignition parts many times. Very good sounding speakers. New alternator. New head gasket. No more american for me. Don't look in the future to see Aleros go 200k miles.


Best Features

Acceleration, traction control, handling, design, speakers.


Worst Features

Rotors, ignition, reliability in general. Make a car that'll outlive a Honda without the rust.


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


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The only problems I have had with my 2001 Oldsmobile Alero are with the intake manifold. My Alero had 31,000 when I purchased and at around 41,000 miles the intake manifold went bad. It was just by the grace on of God that my car was still under warranty! I enjyed driving this car when I first boight it, and I still do. It does have many large blind spots though.


Best Features

The sound system and gas mileage.


Worst Features

Improve the rear coffee holder, it keeps coming off so it is of little or no use to me! The alloy rims cost entirely too much!


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Typical GM Quality
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By GMCustomerNoMore
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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The one thing I can count on with the Alero is that I'll have to spend $600 every year to replace a wheel speed sensor. The brake rotors warp, it has hard starting, it needed a head gasket replacement, it has shaky side mirrors, it has a terrible front cup holder design, and now it has an intermittent power window problem with the driver's door. These problems have all piled up to ensure that my next car will not be from GM. At least my car is stylish (okay, for 2001 maybe), fun to drive, peppy, and has never left me stranded at the side of the road (knock on wood). I don't know why GM insists on using replacement wheel speed sensors with the same defect as the original, and why they can't make the 3.4L start like every other car -- only 2-3 seconds of cranking!


Best Features

The seats are comfortable, exterior design is attractive, gauges are well laid-out, and I like the automatic headlamps.


Worst Features

Ha ha, little too late for this one -- properly desgned/built wheel speed sensors and brake rotors. Acknowlegement from GM that the starting issues are abnormal...


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Piece of Junk
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By MrLee
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Don't buy this car if your life depends on it. The computer system is garbage, mine has been repaired over four times and it is still broken. The security system is broken, and the car won't start. The windows leak, ruining the carpet (which won't be replaced) and after they are fixed, they fall off the track. The rotors warped after only 12,000 miles and only third party replacements make it stop. The intake manifold leaks coolant.


Best Features

The motor is responsive and has good accelaration. The acceleration is the ONLY good part of the vehicle.


Worst Features

Oldsmobile is now out of business, but the Pontiac Grand Am is the same car. They should stop making such an expensive non-reliable car. GM should be ashamed of themselves. I will NEVER buy another American made vehicle again because of this experience.


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