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2004 Oldsmobile Alero

   
 
Oldsmobile Alero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

  • The Alero combines attractive styling, capable engines and extensive standard equipment, but it's hard to recommend a car in its last year of production.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sleek styling, brisk performance and handling, user-friendly cockpit design, well-equipped standard model.

  • Cons

    Low-grade interior materials, poor frontal offset crash test score, numb steering, poor resale value.

  • What's New for 2004

    As the Olds brand heads into the sunset, the Alero receives only minor changes. Sport Red is a new exterior color, and the six-speaker…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (66 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

174,000 miles and still going

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my car used 2 years ago and it now has 174,000 miles on it and it's still going strong. Only problems I have had was the fuel pump and the alternator went out. Oh and the pass key thing had problems but there is a easy fix for that if you Google it and it consists of a inexpensive diode being soldered into the wiring. Would I recommend this car even with the high miles mine has.... You bet I would.



1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Family car

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

For the price we paid, this is a wonderful family car. There is more than enough trunk space to carry our baby stroller and a full cart of groceries. Gas mileage is decent: we average between 20-25 MPG.



4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Unlikely to recommend

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I have a 2004 Alero v6 4 door. Let me put it this way, I have had the car for 6 years and there is a new problem every time I turn around. I have had the brakes and rotors replaced 3 times. The wiring harness behind the steering wheel was replaced once and needs to be replaced again. This car is a magnet for old people to hit. Now my car wont start. This has to be the worst car I have had. General maintenance isn't doing anything for this car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 31
  • highway
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Full 2004 Oldsmobile Alero Review

What's New for 2004

As the Olds brand heads into the sunset, the Alero receives only minor changes. Sport Red is a new exterior color, and the six-speaker stereo has been downgraded to four speakers.

Talk About The 2004 Alero

2004 Oldsmobile Alero Discussions See all Started By

richard55
richard55
02-04-2007
I have a 2004 white alero, no rust or dents, with 90,000 miles on it. It has new tires and new front brake pads. It has been in one accident with $6000 damage but insurance repaired everything....


wvpipvw
wvpipvw
04-12-2014
I am having some difficulties with my 04 Alero. I think is is the security system but doesn't sound exactly like anyone else's problems....


delrick
delrick
11-04-2001
Alero 2004 - exact build-out date TBD...