2000 Oldsmobile Alero

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$16,005

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • GX

    $16,005

  • GL

    $17,820

  • GLS

    $21,545

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Alero, introduced as a 1999 model, has zoomed past the Intrigue and Aurora to become Oldsmobile’s best-selling model. Oldsmobile reports the Alero is succeeding on two other fronts: attracting younger buyers and luring them away from import brands.

Key rivals listed by Olds include the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry Solara.

A five-speed manual transmission, available with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, is the main addition for 2000. Last year, a four-speed automatic was the only transmission offered.

Exterior
When Oldsmobile targeted Japanese-brand cars with the Alero, it decided that styling was one way it could gain converts. Both the coupe and sedan share some of the styling themes found on the Olds Aurora and Intrigue, but the Alero has more rounded fenders and quarter panels, and a low nose/high rear deck profile.

The front-wheel-drive Alero is built from the same design as the Pontiac Grand Am and uses the same engines but has different styling. Both body styles ride a 107-inch wheelbase and are 187 inches long, a little shorter than the Accord and Camry.

Interior
Standard equipment on the base GX model includes air conditioning, power locks, a tilt steering wheel and a split rear seatback that folds for extra cargo room. GL and GLS models add power mirrors, a power sunroof and a cassette player (plus a CD player on the GLS).

All models come with front bucket seats, and Olds no longer offers a front bench in any of its cars, a departure from its traditional approach. The dashboard is attractively designed and has large controls that are easy to operate while driving. The front seats have ample room for six footers. The coupe’s rear seat is narrower than the sedan’s, so two adults is the practical limit.

Under the Hood
A 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 150 horsepower is standard on GX and GL models and comes with either the new five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. A 170-horsepower 3.4-liter V-6, which comes only with automatic, is standard on the GLS and optional on the GL.

All models have standard anti-lock brakes and traction control.

Performance
Alero may not blow away the imports in performance, features or price, but it is an attractively styled, well-equipped midsize car that is worth a look.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.6
  • Interior design 3.2
  • Performance 3.5
  • Value for the money 3.5
  • Exterior styling 3.9
  • Reliability 3.1

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

Got 220k on it and it is still running

My car has been reliable. All i have done is change a couple of hoses leaking from the radiator, change the battery, put a new serpentine belt, and a new pulley, and a new engine support. Window motors have been replaced on all of the doors. It has been reliaboe car. I bought it with 60K and i had never had a big major issues with the car. It runs great and I have traveled alot with it. I had the car for about 14 years now. And it has 220K on it and I am still driving it everyday.

4.6

Most dependable gas efficient vehicle I've chased

A car for a young teenage girl I couldn't be any more grateful for having it been mine sporty yet sleek exterior with an interior to match. Fast dependable with simple easy to do mataniance that didn't take a degree or man to understand I was able to do all but a few things to maintain replace and repair parts ect. On my Own with the help of a easy read of my owners manual. Those were the days couldn't be a simple task now with the new vehicle I have now it seems to be a lot more risky and far more technical than that loved my alero best 4 door vehicle a girl could have.

4.0

Very good for daily driving!

This was my first car and besides it being older, it's been a great car. Very comfortable and hardly any issues that caused need for a new car.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles