Poor Ride/Handling Due to Worn Suspension Struts on Oldsmobile Alero

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

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Average mileage: 144,401 (90,000–230,298)
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero 230,298 mi,
Suspension issues. Car violently shakes in speeds excess of 55 mph or when applying brake pressure. Wheel bearings, tires and brakes have been replaced. Believe it is the Tie rod, front struts.
2000 Oldsmobile Alero 90,000 mi,
just had to have my full front end replaced $2000.00 even the strut springs broke
2001 Oldsmobile Alero 117,308 mi,
I increasingly heard grinding/groaning/vibrations coming from the axles when turning the car at low speeds (under 18 mph). I took her to my mechanic. He agreed that the struts and strut mounts are noisy on the vehicle, especially on the right. He says replacing the complete strut assembly with new strut, coil springs, and strut mounts. Total estimate: $818.70. Since the break pads and rotor will apparently need to be replaced and an alignment is needed, the total cost will be $1,432. I'm thinking I should put the money toward another vehicle. Any thoughts from the rest of you on this?