Wow...I guess all cars suck
Thats what troubles me about internet reviews, especially from forums and google searches, people are generally cynical and will only create ridiculous sites about how shitty their cars are.
I have my doubts about an Alero, Grand Am, Strautus, Regal, Catera, VW...on and on in this thread about how everything is crap. I refuse to believe it. I'll agree on one thing, talk to people that you know about the experiences they have had, use sites like Consumers Digest, something a little less biased then web forums and lemon sites.
My Aurora CAN be expensive to fix, its a top of the line premium car and repairs can be expensive, fine, but I wouldnt classify the car as crappy, esp later models, and I refuse to believe EVERY Alero is a lemon...come on, be a bit more subjective.
Repin, we had a 2001 VW Jetta VR6 and it didnt need premium IIRC, the 1.8T does tho, cuz its turboed.
Peter, assess your budget, pick a car that you like and that feels right and jump into it. Buying a car is an exciting, challenging experience, it shouldnt be based on bias and pessimism.
Heh..sorry to derail this thread