I considering the purchase of a 2001 Ruby Red Alero GL2...as a matter of fact, the dealer is bringing it to my home tomorrow for my wife's inspection. It seems like a good deal but I can't help but wonder what will happen to its resale value when Oldsmobile is no more!!! Anyone know if another GM company will continue to offer it or might I be stuck with a orphan that's worth $0??
RE Oldsmobile : The article I read a couple of weeks back said that Bravada and Aurora will be re-badged as they are both very new models. Alero was up in the air, but two divisions had expressed interest.
3904 : Alero is VERY similar to the Grand Am mechanically. Don't worry about the "orphan" factor too much.
#442 of 3012 Help regarding interior lights (2001)
Feb 06, 2001 (3:40 pm)
Ok I need help from someone with a 2001 Alero, apparently the rear view mirror lights are different on 2001. Anyways my most urgent problem is how to get the rear dome assembly back into the roof. The dome connects to a black piece which is all supposed to be up in the ceiling but for the life of me I can't get it back up there. Anyways the whole thing fell out when i slid the rocker so then i decided to switch light bulbs to red. The tube light i was able to change but the other two have some sort of blue thing connector on them which I cant get off. So 1. I need to know how to put the dome assembly back in the ceiling, and 2. Can these blue connectors be attached to other lights?
Now concerning the rear view, I've removed it but is there any way to open the casing so I can swap the map lights? I took off the plastic things on the bottom covering the maps but I'm scared I wont be able to see how to put the bulb in if I do pull the stock bulbs out.. anyway to get better access?
The only Oldsmobile models that have a remote chance of becoming Cadillacs are the Aurora and new Bravada and that doesn't seem all that likely. As good as the Alero is, there is no way it is a Cadillac and Cadillac learned their lesson years ago about trying to pass off cheaper cars as luxury cars(i.e. Cimmarron). In some way, they are still trying to overcome that image problem today. Buick or Chevy would make a decent home for the Alero though. Buick could use a sporty compact coupe and sedan to compliment the Regal.
Vocus, the Intrigue certainly does have frim seats. Personally, the lumbar "bulge" fits my back perfectly, but some people have complained that it's too stiff. You might want to try reclining the seat a notch or two to see if that helps.
Is there any difference in front leg room in the 4-door Aleros with and without the power driver's seat? I sat in one with the power seat and it felt roomier, while the one without feels a bit tight. Any insight?
Noticed that #427 complained about gas silage. I found my dealership was inflating my tires to 28 pounds & my gas silage was only 25-27mph. I insisted they inflate the tires to at least 32 pounds & started getting right at 30mpg.
Noticed that #427 complained about gas milage. I found my dealership was inflating my tires to 28 pounds & my gas milage was only 25-27mph. I insisted they inflate the tires to at least 32 pounds & started getting right at 30mpg.
#448 of 3012 Dealer Incentive vs Customer Rebate.???
Feb 08, 2001 (9:16 am)
Hello all. If you take a moment to look at the incentives section here at Edmunds, it reflects a $2,000 customer rebate thru Apil. However, it also lists a $2,000 dealer incentive good thru February 28th. Does anyone know whether these are indeed what they appear to be.....that is, cumulative incentives that add up to $4,000 if you play it right? Thanx in advance.