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2002 Oldsmobile Alero

Oldsmobile Alero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 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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Customer Reviews

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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.




Worst ever

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

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.




2002 oldsmobile alero gl2 4-dr

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

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.



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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

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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