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Pros: exterior design
Cons: Visibility of the rear
Advice: Make sure you get all drivers to test drive. Some people love the ride, some don't.Pros: Loved the feel of the steering wheel.It's a nice tight, sporty feel. Very good handling, reasonably smooth ride. Also performs very well. Can't ask for much more for a compact sedan. Cons: Dashboard has cheap, plastic feel. You have to close the trunk quite hard for it to stay closed.
Pros: the standard features
Cons: lack of info
Advice: look up informationI felt safe and extremely comfortable.
Advice: I only have 750 miles on the vehicle, it seemed like a nice car, but it failed on me........I purchased a 2003 Alero GL1 with a 4 cylinder engine. It seemed like a good car for the first 750 miles. One day I got onto the expressway going 65mph, then the rpms jump up to about 5500 and my speed was slowing down, like I was in neutral.... When it slowed down to 40mph I manuelly shifted it down into 3rd gear and I was able to make it to the next exit going about 45mph at 5500rpms. After I stopped I took off in Drive, but it would not shift out of 1st gear, so I had to manuelly shift to 2nd,and 3rd. Then I stopped again and when I took off in Drive it began working normal again... I drove straight to the dealer and they are suppose to look at it today and let me know what is wrong with it....?? That is not good if the transmission is shot after 750 miles on a vehicle, they said maybe it might be a computer problem, it still is not good. They did rent a Ford Escort for me to drive while I wait for them to figure the problem out.......????????
Pros: The dynamic styling and the way it handles.
Cons: Entry into the back seat on the coupe.
Advice: Its worth the investment !Actually, I own a 1999 Alero GL coupe with a V6 3.4 engine. I Love it! I'm thinking about trading it in for a new one but I hate to give this one up!