I just purchased a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero with 90K miles on it with no warrenty. In a matter of two weeks I've already had to send it to the shop twice for repairs and there are still a lot more to be done. Much to my dismay, my mechanic told me I should try to get my money back. Of course, I can't do that, but the dealer did offer to trade me for a 2001 or 2002 Taurus with 90K miles instead. My mom drives a Taurus and is nothing but happy with it. However, I've been reading a lot of bad reviews about the Taurus and bad head gaskets and things. My question is, do I keep the Alero and keep making the costly repairs or do I chance it with a Taurus?