by imok02 on Feb 27, 2014 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.
by alderozrjunk on Sep 14, 2013 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!
by amrshalaby on Jun 27, 2013 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.
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.
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.