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2002 Oldsmobile Alero

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Oldsmobile Alero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

  • The Alero combines attractive styling, potent engines and extensive standard equipment in a crisp-handling package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sleek styling, brisk performance and handling, ergonomically intelligent interior, well-equipped standard model.

  • Cons

    Hint of cheapness to interior bits, numb steering, resale value may suffer.

  • What's New for 2002

    The biggest news for the 2002 Alero is an all-new four-cylinder engine on GX and GL1 models. Redesigned 15-inch wheels, a revamped interior console and two new exterior colors round out this year's changes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 30
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Runs great even after 155,000

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

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

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

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.



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Hunk of scrap! gm are

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

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

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

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

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

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.



3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Oldsmobile alero

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

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



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Full 2002 Oldsmobile Alero Review

What's New for 2002

The biggest news for the 2002 Alero is an all-new four-cylinder engine on GX and GL1 models. Redesigned 15-inch wheels, a revamped interior console and two new exterior colors round out this year's changes.

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Talk About The 2002 Alero

2002 Oldsmobile Alero Discussions See all Started By

slicker24
slicker24
07-29-2008
Hey all I have an alero with problems...big surprise....anyhow it's a alero 2002 2.2l ecotec does anyone know how to Safely disable the speed limiter on this car? :lemon:...


fschoeffler
fschoeffler
11-06-2007
[2002 Alero - 29K miles]...


flybrian
flybrian
04-15-2007
Aleros were last produced in Lansing along with Grand Ams....



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