by mlrobards on Nov 12, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased this car when it was 5 years old, that was 8 years ago. I have had only one major issue with it. The drivers side window regulator has gone out and cost too much to replace. Never had issue one with the motor, struts, electronics
(other than the regulator) If you treat this car right it will not let you down. Keep up with all regular maintenance and it will last years.
Handles really well and an easy ride for long trips. Before you buy any new car make sure it was taken good care of.
If it wasn't, walk away.
by kjr75 on Feb 11, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I bought a new 2003 Alero back in June 2003. I definitely got my money's worth as I just passed the 183,000 mile mark. Sad to say the time has now come to get a new car as there are issues with the cylinder heads under the gasket not responding and long story short Pep boys wants to charge $3,000 to replace. The car itself is probably worth 1k with as many miles on it. After 9.5yrs and 183,000 miles it definitely has done it's job. Looking for either a new Sonata Turbo or used 2012 Buick Lacrosse. I don't think I can go wrong either way as I take these cars to the grave so I really dont care much about resale value.
by geri7 on Jan 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I haven't seemed to have any serious problems with my '03 Alero, which is now at 201,700 miles.
Just some part that needed to be replaced, which included my fuel pump, but that was my fault, because I hated so much to stop and get gas, and my gas will always be on empty. And a harmonic balancer and something that has to do with the drivebelt. But that was just very recent. So, I have to say, my car has served me 'very well'. But, 3 of my windows don't work anymore.
But I can live with that. Those aren't the parts that matter anyway. Very satisfied with my car. Oh, love the stereo.