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8 years with a used Alero.
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By mlrobards
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Body, interior, stereo, reliability.


Worst Features

Heated seats. Silly to suggest anything. Seeing how they are no longer making this car.


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Worst Car Ever Owned; A Real Lemon
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By joners
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Paid 8,000 for car and put 3,000 into engine, mostly seals, major problem in coolent system, cracked engine block, the list goes on and on.... this was the worst engine GM ever built, I don't reccommend it. Replaced fuel pump, then it was needing repairs twice a year. Joined a class action lawsuit and GM got out of it by filing bankruptcy. If your buying an Alero plan on spending alot for repairs, due to cheap parts and a poorly running engine.


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By Elly
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I had to replace the intake. It was covered under warranty. Then my rear defroster broke. It would cost me $100 because it was not covered under warranty. Now five years later my valves need to be replaced in the engine. What a joke. No warning. It started cutting out one day. Also last year 2008, I had to replace the wheel barrings in it.


Best Features

The style.


Worst Features

They need to build the engines better and a make it more durable. Like the defroster mechanisms.


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Nice Ride!
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By Temperob
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Well I just traded in my 98 Ford Contour Sport on a used 03 Alero. I was very happy with the Ford but this GM is making me smile every time I drive it. The brakes are a bit numb but they work like a champ, and the steering is a little vague but when driven hard this car really comes to life. It has a nice ride quality and a very pleasing exhaust note. So pretty much you can tool around down with the family or drive thought the canyon roads with confidence, good blend of Sport and Economy.


Best Features

The auto head lights, Instrumentation look and layout, exhaust sound, 16 inch rims and low profile sporty tires, four speed automatic transmission.


Worst Features

Quad tip exhaust like the Grand AM!, Cruse buttons slid up closer to the plane of the steering wheel. My thumbs aren't long enough to reach with out moving my hands, shorter throws on the turn signals, better fron seats.


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Solid Feeling Car
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By luckybuck
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2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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The car has a surprisingly solid feel. With all the rebates and incentives I feel i got a great deal!


Best Features

sun and sound package


Worst Features

better interior look.


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