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#1 of 3014 Welcome
Aug 02, 2000 (2:13 am)
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#2 of 3014 Chevrolet Alero in Europe
Aug 02, 2000 (9:14 pm)
For all Europeans surfing on Edmunds, it might be of interest that the Oldsmobile Alero is sold as "Chevrolet Alero" in Europe. (At least in Sweden, but I believe it is the same in the rest of Europe).
In Sweden, there are only two models: max equipped V4 and V6 Sedans. The latter would be the Oldsmobile Alero GLS. The price for the V6 is in SEK 234.000 incl 25% VAT. That would be about USD 25,500. It is a fair price, taking into account the high VAT and the fact that small volumes are sold in Europe of Oldsmobile.
For all you GM freaks, it might be of interest to know that the common Chevy models in Sweden (and I guess Europe) are the small pick-ups, Tahoe, Blazer, Trans Sport and of course some Camaro and Corvette. A few other, single, Pontiac and Oldsmobile models are sold also (named Chevrolet).
#3 of 3014 1999 Olds Alero GLS Sedan for Sale
Aug 02, 2000 (9:45 pm)
I am selling my 1999 Olds Alero GLS Sedan. I will be traveling overseas for the next year and I won't need a car in the US. The car only has 19K miles and is in mint condition. Here are the specs: V6, leather interior, sunroof, alloy wheels and spoiler. The car has every option except the enhanced bass system. I'm asking $17K but I will negotiate.
#4 of 3014 1999 Olds Alero for Sale
Aug 03, 2000 (2:14 am)
Merich--Where are you located? What color and do you have any probnlems/complaints? I'm in NJ
#5 of 3014 Sandrift?
Aug 03, 2000 (2:16 am)
I've searched through a GM website where each dealer lists new inventory (I access it through the Olds site on KBB). You can actually access window stickers. Anyway, some of these list a color as Sanddrift. I think it might be a light beige. I have not seen it listed in the brochure I have or on KBB or Edmunds which list all teh specs? Is it a real color or what?
#6 of 3014 1999 Olds Alero for Sale
Aug 03, 2000 (3:26 am)
rich310 -- I'm in MA and the only problem I've had with the car is the front rotors. They have been replaced with new ones and are working fine.
#7 of 3014 wolftag #613
Aug 03, 2000 (10:45 pm)
I just noted your posting in which you state that your dealer refused to help you when your car shuddered at around 73 mph because it was over the legal speed limit. That is really an extraordinary argument, for the legal speed limit is 75 mph in many parts of the US - are Aleros only to be driven in certain states? For example, I live just outside Tucson, where the I-10 limit is 65 mph for one exit, then becomes 75 mph until you reach the outskirts of Phoenix. It certainly comes as news to me that Aleros should not use this highway, as I'm sure I've seen some on it. Auto dealers will use any argument to decline warranty work, but yours takes the cake.
#8 of 3014 george00
Aug 04, 2000 (6:48 pm)
I agree completely! I have since switched to a different dealership and have had much better luck . Well, with the service anyways -- the car keeps coming up with new problems at least once every 2 weeks. It's become a running joke, actually. The check engine light comes on so often, I'm tempted to pull the bulb out and forget about it. I have two years left on the lease, which is far to long. I'll try to buy myself out of it eventually.
#9 of 3014 H2O leak in 2000 GLS
Aug 08, 2000 (2:34 am)
After reading about water leaks in the 1999 models, I was hoping that it wouldn't be a problem with the 2000 models. Imagine my disappointment when, 12 hrs after bringing my beautiful midnight blue GLS Coupe home, I found the floor behind the driver's seat soaked with rain. I also noticed that the gasket around the floor of the passenger side wasn't spaced correctly and water pooled between the gasket and the frame. The dealership was accomodating, and tried to fix these issues. When I picked up the car, my tan leather interior was grease smudged and the interior door panels were more grease-gray than tan. The service manager couldn't get all the stains off, so they offered to detail and scrubbed the car on my next visit or replace the panels if they can't get them clean. Well, it rained again last night and guess what? Yup, still leaking....but now it actually leaks on the passenger side as well so it's worse than it was. Have another appt to try to fix it again. Called Oldsmobile to open a case file and register the situation. I really love the car, and just hope they can remedy this. Living in Maryland, we have a statewide Lemon Law which dictates if they can't fix the problem in 4 tries they have to give me a new vehicle or my money back. This is my first American-made car, and if it comes to filing a claim under the Lemon Law I'm going to take my money and run back to a Japanese vehicle. What a shame, since I am Oldsmobile's target market.
Aug 08, 2000 (1:04 pm)
I know how you feel. I had the same water leak. It took 4 trips to the dealer to fix that and a rattle. They finally fixed the water leak (I hope) but the rattle is still there. I am ready to head back for # 5 to fix the rattle. I am also looking into the lemon law in my state. Good luck on your car. I know I will never buy another oldsmobile.