2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
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.
Mileage is great, even though I drive 75 MPH highway I still get an average of 31 MPG. My best mileage was 36.6666 MPG once, previous was 35 MPG. In the summer I get between 30-34 highway. The chassis on the car is tough takes a beating. Very dependable, ABS fantastic, easy to work on
Problems I have had, Braking is top notch did have cheaper rotors would warp, replaced calipers fix problem but after 200,000 expected A few times security had problems sensing my key and would shut off fuel pump, just leave the ignition on for 10 minutes resets security. Great engine and styling
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