2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO

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$4,995
$1,625
above average
127,836 Miles
10,750
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 127836
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Coupe
Interior: Gray
Doors: 2
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.4L V6 12V MPFI OHV
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: WENDELL, NC

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Option & Equipment

4-wheel ABS Brakes
ABS and Driveline Traction Control
AM/FM stereo
Audio system security
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Center Console: Full with covered storage
Clock: In-radio display
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Cruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Curb weight: 3,042 lbs.
Daytime running lights
Dual vanity mirrors
Dusk sensing headlights
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Four-wheel Independent Suspension
Front and rear reading lights
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front fog/driving lights
Front Head Room: 38.3"
Front Leg Room: 42.1"
Front Shoulder Room: 53.6",
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 14.1 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 20 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 29 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Headlights off auto delay
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Independent rear suspension
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Leather shift knob trim
Leather steering wheel trim
Manual front air conditioning
Max cargo capacity: 15 cu.ft.
Multi-link rear suspension
Overall height: 54.5"
Overall Length: 186.7"
Overall Width: 70.1"
Overhead console: Mini with storage
Passenger Airbag
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power remote trunk release
Power windows
Premium cloth seat upholstery
Privacy glass: Light
Radio Data System
Rear bench
Rear Head Room: 37.0"
Rear Leg Room: 36.2"
Rear spoiler: Wing
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Silver aluminum rims
Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside under cargo
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Speed-proportional power steering
Steel spare wheel rim
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Sport
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Total Number of Speakers: 6
Variable intermittent front wipers
Vehicle Emissions: LEV
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 6.5
Wheelbase: 107.0"

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Information about Dealer

Refreshing experience and amazing service

5
Mr. Duncan on 10/22/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

So, I really needed a vehicle but I didn't want to show my hand and let the dealerships know that because then I felt like I would be feeding the piranhas but WAB were nothing like that. I drove through many dealerships where you are immediately attacked by commission hungry salespeople but at Wendell Auto Brokers I didn't experience that. I contacted them after I found a car that I liked, not one that was pushed on to me and spoke to a Billy who was amazing! High recommend him! He bent over backwards to help me out (I have a bad credit issue) and I actually switched vehicles and it didn't bother him (at least he didn't act like it was a big deal). He and they are very pleasant and accommodating. Like I mentioned earlier, it was very refreshing to find something that you like and then have them make it happen. I will be back and I highly recommend you work with them and Billy the kid!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
  Based on 77 reviews

runs great even after 155,000 miles if you take care of it

4.8
superstar1213 on 07/19/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 175,XXX miles on my Alero and it is running great!! For those of you who are talking crap about this car is obviously not taking care of it very well. If you take care of a car and maintain it, it will last a long time. I know a man who has a 1989 gmc safari van with almost 500,000 miles on it and still drives it to work every day! Take car of your vehicles and they will run forever!

Great and then Dead

4.1
imok02 on 02/27/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I hadn't heard anything bad about an Alero when my mechanic tried to sell one to me. It was an '02 and I didn't have a single problem with it for 3 years. I lived on a steep, unpaved road and the car got me up even in snow. Then the check engine light was on and it started choking on it's own oxygen intact and emissions problems and now it sits not able to pass inspection. So, you be the judge: is a 2002 supposed to live past 11 years and 155000 miles? It was fine and now dead.

Hunk Of Scrap! GM are theives to have even marketed this DEATH TRAP!!!

1
alderozrjunk on 09/14/2013

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This is the worst POS on the planet. This was Oldsmobile's last car before they went belly up and I now know why. I bought it used three years old and have had nothing but problem after problem from the front bumper to the rear bumper. Too many problems to name but I will say this. The guy who sold me this POS knew what a Death Trap and it was when he sold it and got his eyes blackened and a broken nose in return after it landed me in the ditch over a mechanical issue that was recalled by GM! I bought it used so there was nothing I could do about it as the "class action lawsuit" in which the lawyers got everything and the owners got nothing was resolved. I WILL NEVER BUY A GM PRODUCT AGAIN!

WORST OF THE WORST OF THE WORST

1.9
amrshalaby on 06/27/2013

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

WORST CAR EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. Let's see where to start. I will start when the car was bought. AC Fan Resistor. Intake Gasket Manifold. Oil Pressure Sensor. Front Right Spring broke! Front Shocks and Front Springs! Front Wheel bearings went bad. Calibers seized. New brake calibers, new brake lines, and new rotors & pads, and the brakes still seized! AC Clutch bad, needs AC compressor. Cheap interior. dashboard cover is peeling and rolling backwards. New water pump. Then intake gasket only lasted 2 years, needed an engine. This car is an ongoing fire pitt for your money. WORST CAR EVER MADE.

2002 Olds Alero

4.3
japorter11 on 11/27/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my Alero a few months ago with 72k miles on it. Solid engine, no problems thus far. Have replaced passenger side window motor, vinyl on the dash was already cracked. Decent car for the money. Uncommon tire size(225/55/16) expensive to replace.

oldsmobile alero

3
juanv87 on 05/20/2012

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

seriously i dont recomend this vehicle to no one i bougth my car in 2010 since them i bee having too many problems this is the worse car ever, they should have a recall for this vehicle

A good first car, does have some known issues.

4.1
n8ech on 09/18/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We have two Alero's in our family. Our daughter drives an 01, and I just pickes up an 02 for our son. The Alero is a decent sized comfortable car with quite a few amenties for the money. We paid $4800 for the 01 with 74k 1 owner, and $3700 for the 02 with 55k one owner as well I should add the 02 has some hail damage and needed the lower intake gasket replaced. Both have leather and a power driver seat. Given a choice, the 3.4L V6 is the better engine even considering the gasket issue. I am getting 30 mpg highway

could-a-been-better

4.4
TJ on 12/02/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

over all it's a good car just poor build quality like the dash is rippled/ buckled, the fan blower only works on high, the blinkers work only when they want to. (have to fiddle with the emergency light button to make the blinkers work)

Junk

1.6
sharon on 09/13/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car used to save gas driving to work in Feb 10. The car had 135,000 miles on it when I got, I have nothing but problems with it. The car started overheating after I bought it and the intake gasket had to be replaced, passenger window gets stuck down, the dash material is rolling up, replaced water pump, replaced catalyst converter, replaced over fill tank and now I have to put another $300.00 in it because there is a gas leak around the intake because a valve is broke off. I would not recommend anyone to buy this car.

Worst ever

2.5
MaineOwner on 07/24/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This is seriously the worst car I've ever driven. I have owned my car for a few years now and i cant stand it. I have problems with EVERYTHING! The security is a pain because it always thinks I'm stealing my own car and blinks security lights all the time. Every time i get in the car to drive it a new light on the dash board comes on. The only thing i like is the gas mileage and the way it handles on the road. The back seats are the most uncomfortable seats you'll ever sit on, and i have had problems every winter with the anti-lock break system. Oh and i run out of gas all the time because it says i have 1/4 a tank of gas, but it is really empty. So i end up running out of gas completely.

My Alero

3.5
Not Father's Olds on 06/05/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought my Alero after lots of rentals, and loved it at first. However, all of the typical quirks I read about on this car have occurred. Steering cylinder failure; plugged heater core (Dexcool) b/c sediment collects at lowest point=heater; Intake gasket=Dexcool problem; ABS sensor failure; Early transmission slip failures; gas tank solenoid (check engine); alloy wheels corrode/leak at tire lips; premature serpentine belt wear/squeaking. Too bad, as it would be a great car if GM would have address the reliability issues before tiring the line.

big mistake

3.4
shelby on 03/03/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had this car for only 3 or so years and have already had to change the fuel pump (2x) brake pads (4x) power window regualutor (2x) and already have to do that again! I've already had alot of problems w/ the security system which causes it not to start and i have to take it in and get the whole system reset. power steering pump went out, wheel bearing needs to be fixed. my service engine light, anti-lock brake light and change oil light are always on. this car has costed me alot of time, inconvenience and money.

junk

2.5
teresa on 02/20/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had nothing but problems with my alero.I have had it for 3 years and now it is nothing but a big problem. I have replaced brakes constantly. Had the fuel pump replaced and the timing chain broke which cost me to end up having the motor replaced.These cars to me are junk but needless to say I still have this junk car because I still owe on it.

2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4-dr 3.4 V6

4.4
grwulff on 01/03/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

got it for cheep so i wasn't expecting much. very smooth. excellent handling for it's weight. the engine technology is lacking though. the 3.4L V6 has only one intake and one exhaust valve so performance and fuel economy are not the greatest for the engine size. it is also a cast iron block in stead of an Aluminum one which increases weight and reduces power. it also shifts rather high for my taste, also reducing fuel economy. i would love this car much more if it came with a manual transmission.

Alero 2002

4
spanish56 on 10/25/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

vehicle is a reliable, economical commuter car and made in the USA

Will sit you in your seat.

4.5
Camwise on 08/14/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car after it had been used as a rental, and it already had 99000 miles on it. I love the power of the v6 and the fact that it easily beats 90% of the people off the mark at a stop light..... I'm a bit of a lead foot and this car meets my needs. Even with my lead foot I get 27MPG(Mostly Highway Miles)! When my wife drives she gets 33MPG(Also highway Miles)! About 2 months after I bought it I had to replace both front wheel bearings. About 2 yrs it was loosing all power and I had to take it in and have $1600 worth of repairs, but now it feels brand new again and is going great. I've put 50000 more miles on it and look to put another 50000!

What a Lemon

2.8
javascript on 06/30/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had this car for just over 3 years and it's been the worst car I've ever owned. Pretty much everything that can go wrong with a vehicle has gone wrong in this car. It's been a real money pit. I have owned a total of 3 cars in my entire life and this has been the worst by far. I actually feel guilty selling it because it's such a lousy vehicle.

Bad mistake

3.3
rnschooltigger2007 on 05/22/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

When I bought this car in 2001, I loved it, the sun roof, the V6 engine, the cornering...... things soon started to unravel. The car goes through pads and rotors about every 20,000 miles, i have had to replace front pads and rotors at least 6 times already. Some of the major repairs I have had (which I have never had with any other Japanese/Asian car) 1. head gasket seal - $700 (need again) 2. In take manifold - $700 3. Catalytic converter - $663 4. car alarm ignition kill switch sensor $480 5. Power steering pump $220 (which needs to be replaced AGAIN) 6. Direction signal relay switch $480 7. Power window regulator $280 Thank god my dad works for GM & I got a $3200 discount

Good and Bad

4.1
Dave on 03/25/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned this alero for a few years now, and it's been a pretty good car overall. Only true repairs were the LIM gasket and one of the wheel hubs. Otherwise no major problems...BUT...the security system acted up once, preventing us from starting the car, costing a new starter till we figured it out. The paint on the hood is terrible, the rear doors are rusting, and the rear quarter panels are rusting too. The plastic is flaking off the interior in places. The dashboard is starting to bubble. The "low tire pressure" light is on constantly. Most importantly, it starts every day, and even with the V6, I got 27 mpg on the last tank, which was mixed driving. Nice car, but...

The Great Alero

4.6
7ate9 on 03/12/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I purchased this 02 Alero in the fall of 01. It was for her and she wanted something sporty with a little extra room and comfort features. We looked at others, but the Alero seemed a good choice for the dollar. We got everything except for the sunroof. What a machine! This is one fast V-6. Off the line or in the lane. We followed the maint schedules and 122000 miles later it still looks great and running like a top. First 5 years reg- maint all 100% orginal looking for 3rd set of tires. This past year I replaced the gaskets, sensors, fuel pump & filter. A new battery(3),more.. about $3,000 Garenteed to last another 4-5 years. Except for that damn dash, starts to peel after 1yr

consistant

3.1
papadoc on 03/02/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

well looks like im not the only one with the same probs, ive also expierenced window motor troubles on two windows! also frequent replacement of lights and bulbs here and there, fuel pump (first time) and it seems pretty consistant with everybodies elses expierience with their Alero. Good thing the thing is paid off!!!!

Fun to drive but it's the little things

4.1
Eric on 01/12/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the car about a year and a half ago, and had the brakes done and found out i needed a wheel bearing. Less than a month later it went out again and I needed to get two more after that. Many of the fuses have gone out also (horn) and the lights like to burn out in a short amount of time. License plate, side markers and blinkers.

Can't part. It's my baby!

4.9
Love it! on 10/06/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my car! I have had it going on 3 yrs and wish it would last forever the way it has been running. From the start I bought it with less then 6,000 miles ( which I must add got an AMAZING deal on it). The only thing I can say so far that has gone wrong is recently (at 50k) my blinkers have been not working ( I think it's just a short in the wire?). Other than that, besides retards parking next to me and putting dings in the car, its great! I love this car and would keep it forever but we are looking into possibly selling it to get a newer, AWD crossover (at least my husband keeps telling me we are selling it but we will see about that). Like I said it's my baby!

I wish I loved this car

3.3
latoja on 08/27/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I really wanted to love this car. I bought this car new and unfortunately have a lot of problems with it. Replaced the brakes 4 times in 6 years. Because of the rim material, the tires don't seal tightly and they leak air - windshield started cracking under the top seal. The driver side window motor stopped working. Now the directional makes the clicking noise ALL the time when I am not using it. Coolant needs to be replace often. "Service Engine Soon", "Anti-lock break" and "Trac control" lights are always on. Was told it was because of a bad wheel sensor, so I replaced it, but the lights remain on. Engine started knocking at 100k miles. Paint is chipping

2002 Oldsmobile Alero 2.2l 225,000 !

4.6
zyborg on 06/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the car new in 2002, retailed for $17,450 came with the new ecotec 2.2 L with manual transmission, standard ABS, 4 wheel disk brakes, 4 wheel independent suspension, AC, CD Radio. After rebates and previous olds rebate purchased for $11,400. After 225,000 the 4 cyl engine still runs like new. I beat the crap out of the suspension with my daily commute gravel roads, potholes, high and low speed driving, bent a couple of rims. I love cornering in the car. I leave trucks and others behind. The car is well balanced with the 4 cyl 5 speed manual handles like a European car. Thats because it was designed for the European market.

Really can't complain

4.8
snogame on 05/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd Alero (1st - 99, had lots of under warranty work) but took my chances and got another 1 and I love it. Have been vigilant on regular maint, considering mileage (294,000 km) repairs have been expected (apprx $4k in 2 yrs), typical for this car (or any car with this mileage for that matter), brakes, fuel pump/filter, intake manifold gasket, head gasket, hub assembly, multifunction switch, theft-lock system sensor. I drive mostly highway miles, around 1000 km per week min. Love the drive, feel very safe and comfortable. Handling is excellent, low interior noise. A little disappointed with the low resale value. Overall a great reliable car I just wish they hadn't discontinued it.

Ryanz review

4.5
Ryanz on 03/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been a great car. Very little problems. The car has 128,000 on it. The expected fixes like brakes, tune up. The only major fix was getting new suspension from the very, very bumpy roads.

Good solid vehicle

4.5
B-randie on 10/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had this car about 2 years now and I bought it used. I've had minor problems that are quite normal with it, most of them come from normal use. The gas mileage is really good especially in a car so affordable. I really recommend this car to anybody and everybody. I feel so safe when I'm driving anywhere. I do a lot of traveling to see friends and I've never owned a more reliable car.

Poor Choice

3
Erika on 10/10/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The car had 74,000kms when I got it. When it got to about 98,000kms it started to have numerous problems. First thing that went was the slave cylinder only we were told it was the master cylinder. So $1600 later it had a brand new slave cylinder, master, and clutch. There was no problems till about 103,000kms one of the cylinders stopped firing, When the spark plugs were changed the car reacted badly, I guess only GM parts will make her run. Other then those two recent problems, it drives very well and is good on gas, with premium. Buyer be aware of what your getting, do you research first!

Great Car

5
pookysmom on 12/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy driving my Alero. I haven't had any major problems with it so far. I'm thinking of giving it to my son after I'm done with it.

Two-Faced

3.9
Chris on 08/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I've had this car for approximatly three months now and she's been trouble at some points and a joy to drive during others. I've blown a window regulator, have the hazard switch short, and have a gasket leak (oil leaking from car). If you can pick one up that's free of problems, by all means, do so. Its a truly fun car to drive.

This car is terrible...

1.4
Jason on 04/28/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I inherited this car when I got married and started pumping cash into it immediately. Things that are wrong: 1. 3 fuel pump replacements 2. constantly blown fuses 3. window motor replaced 4. brakes constantly replaced (1.5 times a year) 5. lights burn out regularly 6. hazzard switch short.

Nice Looking, but it stops there

3.4
Vaughn31 on 03/10/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought my 2dr Alero 3.4L GLS, Gold Package Alero used in 2003 with 15,000 km. I am now at 98,000 km and have had all the Alero problems. The window motor regulator went twice, brakes and rotors 3-4 times now, hub assembly twice, intake manifold gasket, head gasket, ignition failure, broken seat. Several things. I love driving the car, it has good V6 power, a sunroof, and looks nice with the Gold package, but I am not sure what to do with now. I am still paying for it, but am thinking of cutting my losses and buying a HONDA!

Nice Reliable Car

3.8
dustin on 02/28/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I put over 120,000 miles on my Alero in a very short amount of time. Its engine was running great when I traded it in. I did not have problems with anything except for the brakes, I do all highway miles, and had to replace my breaks twice. I would have kept my car longer if it wasn't for the breaks wearing down so fast. The power windows often go out in these cars as well. My friend's windows went out on his '99 Alero three times. It has a very strong running engine. It's quick and fun to drive. It gets decent gas milage with a lot of passing power for a car in this price range. Overall I was very satisified and would have bought another one if GM would have kept making them.

112,000 Miles

3
Josh on 01/26/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Well I bought my Alero two and a half years ago. Keep in mind that I drive this vehicle close to 140 miles a day, and close to 40,000 miles a year. I have replaced 5 wheel bearings, the fuel pump, fuel filter, coil pack, spark plugs, brakes (numerous times), warped rotors - for a total of close to $4,000 in repairs in two and a half years. Also the resale value is horrible. Dealers offered me $3,500 for a 2002. I still owe more than that. I am sorry to say that my next vehicle purchase will be a Toyota. GM has lost my business and probably will never get it back unless I buy a Corvette.

I love it but need something bigger!

4.5
amy's alero on 09/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Oldsmobile Alero used with 15,000 miles on it. It has great power with the V6 engine! I love the look and the drive. The gas mileage is about 20 mpg around town. It seems I stop twice a week for gas! The trunk space is huge! Has a great factory sound system. It is comfortable on long rides! The only problem has been with the CV joint (it still need to be replaced). It causes an annoying knocking if I am on a bumpy road or turning. The interior quality is ok, except for the power source cover is made of weak plastic and has broken from use. It hangs off if opened. I need a bigger car for my larger family! This car does not have much backseat legroom due to long legged drivers. When people tell me my lights are on I love to say "That's Ok. They go off automatically!"

Good value for money

3.9
Ian on 08/31/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Our Alero V6 is excellent value. We paid $10,700 when it was 15 months old and had 22,000 miles. It has lots of features, such as traction, ABS, CD player and I like the way the lights come on automatically too. My biggest gripes are the parking brake which has no adjustment for the cable,and which I personally feel should be used to protect the auto-box parking pawl, and the over-gearing, a typical GM trait. For a 3.4, it loses power dramtically at the slightest onset of a gradient. Lower gearing would make the performance more reachable and save me having to change down to maintain my momentum. However, you get what you pay for and the Alero is excellent value and has been pretty reliable.

i love my Alero

4.9
michelle on 08/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently had a baby and feel so safe in my Alero. I wish now I would have purchased a sedan instead of a coupe, they look just as good as the two doors. I love my car, it is the best decision that I have ever made.

I Love my Alero

4.8
Chrystal on 07/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think I'd trade in my better half before I'd trade in this car - she's absolutely wonderful. She handles fluidly and is sooo fun to drive. Plus, I've never felt safer in a car, especially driving in the winter-even driving on ice is worry-free. Nothing feels better than take fast curves in this car. She looks great on the outside, and the inside in extremely comfortable. The crisp sound system is the icing on the cake. I love this car. Everyone should drive an Alero!

Update from original post

4.5
jtrujillo86 on 06/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

After owning this car for nearly 2 years, I thought I should write an update. I am still in love with her! I've added a front strut tower bace and it makes the "fun to drive" factor increase by 10! In the area of quality, I've had to have the wheel bearing and the power steering pump replace, both under warranty. The wheel bearings are common issues on these cars, but the pump was just a fluke with mine. Anyway, even at nearly 50K miles, I am still as happy with it as the day I bought it...I am saving up now to get a REAR strut tower brace.

Buy this one

4.5
hjallie on 05/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The overall performance of this vehicle has been excellent. No service needed outside of routine maintenance. Body integrity has been excellent. No need to purchase polish package or extended warranty on a basic vehicle.

60000 and Counting

4.3
wkinkaid on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

After renting an Alero, we decided to move away from Ford for a while and bought a 2002 GL1. This car was solid until 40K. I feel things like the steering rack, gaskets, struts, brakes and fuel pumps shouldn't fail until 100K or more. Just glad we bought the extended warranty this time. Too bad for us the value has went down and we are forced to keep it. GM shows that being the biggest doesn't mean being the best.

costs way to much for what you get

2.1
Lisa S on 09/22/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

This car gets horrible gas milage for a 4cylinder car, both city and highways miles. It has lots of rode noise and is very rickety sounding, meaning the inside like the doors are making noises like creeking noises as you are driving down the rode. Considering this car will cost you 18K to 20K brand new there is no reason for it to be this horrilble of a car!! I would expect this from like a cheap car like around 10K to 15K

alero

3.9
marymezzarobba on 07/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

very dificult to see out all over

2-Year Review

3.5
Vicky on 01/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I would not recommend this car. I have driven nothing but oldsmobile but next time will switch to Toyota. Customer Service should be called NO customer service as they could care less about you once you have driven off with the car and it is yours. Gas mileage is horrible, steering wheel shakes and brakes make a noise when you back up when you first start up the car. I will tell everyone to stay away from oldsmobile!

Luv my Alero

5
brenda23 on 01/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 2nd Alero...been driving Alero's since 1999. I love the stylish looks and feel of this car! It zips around town (3.4 6 cyl) with ease and love how it handles, especially on tight curves. Like the dashboard layout - easy to reach stereo and controls. Quality car!

Great vehicle!

4.8
jtrujillo86 on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased this car after owning a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu for 2 years (which was hunk of junk by the way). I have the GL1 with the 3.4 liter V6 engine. It is sooooo responsive and compliant, it's amazing! The vehicle knows exactly when to downshift and the shifts are smooth and fluid. The traction control is okay on the vehicle, but not nessecary, even in slick weather. There are, however, a few TINY rattles and/or vibrations on the interior. They don't bother me too much, but I plan to get them fixed before the warranty runs dry. The only thing I wish this car had was a spoiler.

Watch for the brakes and windows...

4.5
butterfly5180 on 11/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

LuV Car! I practically kiss g'night, but experienced a few problems. The car after 2 yrs I've had new windows due to scratching, warranty fixed. However, when brakes need replaced do IMMEDIATELY. Had to wait 2 wks brakes had 1% on pad the other nothing left. Braking was metal 2 metal there is metal ALL OVER vehicle. My chrome rims scrubbed still hasn't removed rust color spray from rims. Unhappy becuz it's all over exterior of car as well, spent 3-4 hours scrubbing and can't get all off. Windshield is fogged needs replaced, upset I take care of vehicle car seems ruined. Also the seek button paint has worn off immediately.

Driving Performance of Olds Alero

4.6
Earl B. Stiff on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Olds Alero is a smooth riding car with ample speed to move you down the hiway. Power brakes (antilock) have been very helpful in avoiding near accidents.

2 Year Review

3.9
donutman on 09/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been very reliable over the two years I have owned it. I have not incured any breakdowns...yet. The car has had two problems, one of which the dealer resolved. The outside mirrors would vibrate while driving. This was solved by replacing both mirrors with parts of a newer design. The dealer has been unsuccesful in finding and removing any of the rattles and buzzes in the interior of the car. They were also not able to get rid of a strange sizzling type of noise from the back seat area caused by driving on wet surfaces.

Love the car!

4.9
AliK on 08/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Went from a VW to this and I'm glad I did. It's sporty and a very reliable car. For a smaller car there isn't that "tin" sound when you close the doors. The acceleration is great.

"Brake'n In My Alero"

4.4
joanbrad016 on 06/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had this car for a full year now. Strong points include powerful acceleration, great handling, attractive looks, and an overall fun to drive machine. In general, I have found that GM struggles with brakes,and this car is no exception. The rotors first warped at 9K, again ready to be re-surfaced at 18K. This annoyance is offset by a great package, otherwise.

You will be sorry if you purchase Alero

2.3
Stevfonso on 05/16/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

After one week of ownership car was back to dealer for 7 problems. Everything was not fixed or problems have returned. Dealership has the worst customer service I have ever experienced. When you experience several problems from your Alero, don't expect any help from the No Customer Service Assistance Center. Beware of the brakes, steering wheel shakes and vibrates in your hands. GM knows about this problem, but who knows what they are doing about it? The V-6 is only good for low-end power. The gas mileage is horrible for this size car 23mpg while driving mostly on the expressway.

Will keep it forever

5
ckpzone on 04/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love how this car drives. It has great pickup, and feels really safe. The cupholders are annoying, but that is the only thing I don't like. The stereo system is great, and gas mileage is okay. I love the way the seats open to the trunk. All in all, this is a great car. I would buy it again.

Nice ride

5
andreah on 03/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the 3.4 6cyl,and it is powerful, the car is really smooth, and a big improvement from my 1986 olds calais, I LOVE the two tone interior, that ismy favorite part of the car, the speakers are nice too, also the windshield wipers fascinated me by how the washer fluid comes out of the wiper arm, also impressed with transmission, doesnt require care until 100,000 miles supposedly, well see

Excited About Alero!!!

4.5
vanillaalero on 03/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought my new olds alero. Thus far, from what I can tell, this is a great vehicle. Has great handling, good acceleration, nice turning raduis & is a sporty little car but has four doors. So that is a great solution for mother's like me who still want sports cars but need space for the little ones. Best of all it's soooooo fun to drive!!!

Junk...

2.4
Renter132423 on 03/01/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

Rented one. my daily driver is BMW 330xi. I like the looks especially the rear end lights. Got in, wow - sucked. Too much plastic feel. Handling is crummy. Motor poor for V6. GLAD GLAD I can recommend anyone NOT to buy one of these. Look at a Honda or Toyota before this thing... terrible. Sorry.

ALERO

4.9
melissa spear on 02/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i just got my car. but so far i love it it rides real smoothe and it is roomy i have to kids so the 4 door comes in handy its a really nice car.

I wish I could get one in 2003!

4.8
dreamin'02 on 02/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I liked my 2002 so much that I went to buy another one in 2003. The dealership salesman told me nothing had changed between the model years. ABS is "Optional" Traction control is "Optional" CD Player is "Optional" but seems to be included on the cars. The warranty has been reduced dramatically. The performance doesn't feel as good as on the 2002. Is this the same suspension package???

The Contender

4
MrMac on 02/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is an interesting vehicle. The dealership won't be getting repeat business. The car was delivered with 1200 miles on the odometer and no explanation. The rear passenger-side door has a power window switch for non- existant pw. The salesman didn't know anything about the car, even got the radio wrong. The car is beautiful inside and out. Gray is a little plain but workable. The stereo keeps getting better. Handling is very good for a car this size and price. Interior room is outstanding. Seats are comfortable. Equiment level is high for a stripper. Washer sprayers and hand brake have already gone out. Fix on brakes didn't take.

Alero

4.3
jschopstix on 01/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Fun to drive.

alero

5
reese on 12/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

all out great vehicle stylish sporty.just the right amount of power,it also haves great features, most standard.

Could be better

2.6
Alice on 12/10/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

Not a good idea to purchase one of these the resale value went down 8,000 from Jan to now. That is not saying anything good for this car.

Very Unhappy

3.3
Not A Fan on 09/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I am very disappointed with my 2 door GLS Alero. After owning it for 10 months, it has leaked (I mean 2-3 inches of water in back floorboard) 4 times!!! The dealership keeps "fixing" it, but to no avail. Not a happy customer

An excellent value

4.9
Chris P. on 08/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After first renting an Alero a year beforehand, and enjoying the experience, I decided to buy one. After driving the car for an average of an hour each way to work for several months, I have found the car to be excellent --- very comfortable, powerful, excellent handling, yet quiet on the highway. And, so far, it hasn't needed any trips to the repair shop (except for oil changes).

Not bad for a company car

3.8
Keelay on 06/21/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

The Alero GX sedan is a pretty decent company car. It has adequate acceleration with the 4-cyl engine, and nice handling. The ride is okay, although it can be jittery on smooth roads. The brakes are just marginal, and they seem to need a lot of pressure to get the car to stop. The GX model does have a lot of features for the money, too, and the standard stereo, cruise control, and automatic headlights are nice. The workmanship is *definitely* not up to Japanese standards, though. It's a nice enough car, but there are nicer ones. I wouldn't buy this car, but as a free car, it's not bad.

Best in class

4.8
Kevin2001 on 05/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went from the Grand Am coupe 99 to the Alero. The Grand Am had a water leak and GM offered me a rebate check to buy another GM. I came hours from buying a Toyota Solara (check in hand) I found alot of water in the trunk and a loud squeak from the cars front and rear springs or struts. NO THANK YOU! I went back to GM and purchased the best in this class. 2001 GLS alero coupe black tan leather I also have the gold package it makes the car stand out along with the 16" crome wheels. I have over a dozen more ops than a Import plus $4,000 saved, plus $50 less a month.whi cares about resale value. I already have my resale money back in my bank.

Disgraceful

1
TKincaid on 05/28/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I gave this car poor on its rating to get back at Oldsmobile for not fixing my Alero. The Aluminum Wheels make a grinding/humming noise. Oldsmobile has not had enough complaints for a recall so turn off the radio, roll up the windows and listen as you drive at 10 to 15 mph. Olds. does not deny that this is a problem but will not stand behind their product. There are 3 types of wheels and the aluminum ones are making the sound. Let Olds. know or write BBB. This is no way to treat a customer.

I love my Alero

5
Squashtowner on 05/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only real problems...crappy BF Goodrich (Garbage?) tires. They are noisy. And, the front pads wore out at 35000 km.

Alero

4.3
Daous80 on 05/14/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

With the 5-Speed Transmittion great car. I get great gas mpg. interior nice. Only thing I would like to see improved is have the ablitily to have P/W in the GX model and the sunroof and fin. I had to purshase these separte. engine is not as quite as I would have liked but for the price I can deal with it.

Domestic Sleeper

5
D Mac on 04/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I bought the GLS 4 dr sedan w/ all options and the car is awesome. We have found the domestic sleeper to foreign competitors. Handles like a 4 dr sports car w/ luxury amenities. Although car hasn't been broken in yet

2002 Alero Sedan GLS

4.8
John62 on 04/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have rented the Alero 5 times while on business. I needed a second family car. I like the features for the price. I compared this car to the Grand AM and other similar foreign cars. I purchased the GLS will all the options and the 6 cyl motor. The performance and suspension options make this car perform better than most of the cars in the price category.

Alerio

5
david angelo on 04/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car

Baracuda96

4.9
BAracuda96 on 04/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice, but bad brakes... :( so far, so good. :) Very impressed with acceleration and torque power.

My new car

5
toronto30 on 03/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome!!!

so good I bought a second one

4.5
tuckbar on 03/04/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

my wife and I leased a '99 alero when they first came out. although we bought the base model, (with the 4 cyl.), we both enjoyed driving it! So much so, that I bought an '02 with all the options(except leather). The 6 cyl motor & performance suspension options make this car perform better than most of the japanese cars that I test drove. the price was also thousands of $$$ less!

Olds Alero

4.6
micco on 02/27/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The alero was much more than we expected. My wife loves it so much she will not let me drive. The car's workmanship is tops in it's class.


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