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2002 Oldsmobile Alero

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runs great even after 155,000 miles if you take care of it
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By superstar1213
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Favorite Features

aero-dynamic, handles great...smooth!


Suggested Improvements

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Great and then Dead
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By imok02
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

I actually thought the seats were comfortable.


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Hunk Of Scrap! GM are theives to have even marketed this DEATH TRAP!!!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By alderozrjunk
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Favorite Features

NO FAVORITE FEATURES ON THIS PIECE OF SHIT CAR!!!


Suggested Improvements

Take it to a scrap yard, count your losses and have it cubed. OR burn it for the insurance money.


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WORST OF THE WORST OF THE WORST
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By amrshalaby
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

None I can think of.


Suggested Improvements

This car is beyond redemption. Whether it is fixed or not, still breaks down. Terrible car.


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2002 Olds Alero
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By japorter11
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

The auto adjusting stereo volume. Volume increases with speed to compensate for wind/engine noise.


Suggested Improvements

More common tire size, More fuel efficient or more powerful engine. Current engines are just in a dead zone between both. Better, higher quality interior materials. More reliable electronics (sensors, audio).


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