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Pros: The comfortable leather seats
Cons: The headlights
Advice: It's a great car especially for young college students who love speed.Within a matter of minutes, I knew that this was the car for me. For one thing, I love a smooth acceleration and this car just meet my need for speed. The seats are just right; cozy and comfortable enough just for traveling. I have always wanted an Alero and now that I have one I am so satisfy each day that I take that drive to college. OH YEAH!!! this car is one hot ride. I call this baby my sports car.
Pros: The 3400 SFI V6, interior, exterior, rack and pinion steering
Cons: It's hard to check the Trans Fluid by yourself, you'll have to get under the car
Advice: When broken in well(I bought mine off my mom), this engine is a rocketI love this car. It's good looking, responsive on the road, and fast in a straight line too. Hey, I beat a Mercedes... Great car for those looking at a cheap used 4 door or 2 door sub compact.
Advice: Just test drive it first..the choice then will be easy!!!This is a n excellent car for the money. Feels heavier and more expensive than it is. Had a head on collision in one and walked away! Purchased a new one and drove 85000 miles without one issue! Stylish, handles well and very comfortable with a great sound system. Cupholders are a minus. Love this car, would highly recommend it! Well done Alero!!!
Pros: 200 watt sound system
Cons: poor performance V-6 Horrible Gas Mileage 260 per Tank
Advice: DO NOT PURCHASE AN ALERO,DON'T DO IT!!I am on my second Alero, first one was returned the next day to dealer, due to a faulty weld on the R/R roof area. Dealer found another one with more equipment. I had to pay the difference. This car has been just a nightmare. One week after ownership it was at dealer for a week. The radio was scratched, trunk scratched- covered up with touch up paint to hide at time of delivery, did not notice the damage until second day in my garage. Sunvisor/headliner had dirt and grease on it. All four door panels replaced, all were peeling, new panels are also failing 4 months later. steering wheel shakes when braking-warped rotors at 5,000 miles. Mileage display went dim at 200 miles. Right windshield molding loose. Center console falling to pieces. There is also much more to mention, but don't want to run out of space...
Pros: The GLS supreme sound system is one of the best stock stereos I have ever heard
Cons: Dependability. When you buy a new car you need to know it won't break on you with only 4,000 miles
Advice: This car is a good car for a younger group. Not so good for people who haul a bunch of things in their carI've had 4 cars in my short driving career. One was a 1980 Thunderbird, one was a 1994 Cutlass Supreme, one was a 1996 Grand Am GT, and finally I bought this Brand New Alero GLS coupe with all the bells and whistles. I bought this car in April of 2002 and so far it's been in the shop for a total of 2 1/2 weeks, for power steering. Other than that it has been an excellent car. Four people took it on a 10 hour road trip, and it was surprisingly comfortable. If you fold down the back seat you can make sort-of bed and it is really a nice quiet car, and fun to drive.
Pros: on/off automatic headlights
Cons: rear seats dont stay in place.
Advice: Cant go wrong with this car..!!A great car for anyone in the market for a nice midsize sedan or coupe. Comfortable interior, easy to use ergonomics, and good visability. Powertrain is excellent especially the V6, ample power and super quiet operation throughout powerband. Just a great car and a great value for anyone in the market for a good car.
Cons: Interior room is on the small side, but not bad.
Advice: Try to find a better value for what you get.The 2.2L is peppy, handling is great. I love the look of the car, especially the interior. It feels like a luxury car although I paid only 17150 after discount and 2750 in rebates! But, it also has the looks and feel os a sports car. Awesome (upgrade) sterio system! Tons of really nice standard features that I couldn't find on the competitors vehicles.