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2004 Oldsmobile Alero

Oldsmobile Alero Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 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 stereo has been downgraded to four speakers.

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Customer Reviews

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What a deal.....

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I needed to replace a mini-van that was worn out and I was plain tired of minivans. Honda Element... too wierd, Honda Civic..too small, Accord...too $$. I have owned a couple Hondas and they have the occasional quality issue anemic heaters etc. A used car lot had a Buick Rendez. and noticed a dozen 2004 Alero program cars. They were clean, comfortable, and CHEAP. I got an 6cyl, with ABS, power seat, CD and wing. Hey this is comfy and I was out the door for $11000 and they took my Chevy APV with a bad tranny on trade. The Alero is nice, ABS is good compared to the unrefined ABS Chevy put in the APV in 1995. There is a fit problem with the center dash vent. I am HAPPY and NOT car poor.




Alero fever

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

This is my second Alero purchase. We also own a 2001 GL2 Sedan. I love both cars as they are both GL2 sedans; however, the 2004 is missing many features that were standard in 2001 (lighted rear view mirror, vanity mirror on passenger's side, no sun- glass storage compartment on the ceiling (just an empty hole), 2 less speakers (only 4 was 6) but same radio, no flip up drink cover next to driver and no cargo net or ancors in the trunk. I know its the last production year but please remember I am a loyal owner and paying good money for a car that looks exactly like the 2001, performs like the 2001 but is missing tons of little extras. OUCH!!!




Pretty bad car option

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

One of the worst cars I have ever purchased as a sales rep on the road.




My car is my baby.

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I have had nothing but good things happen in this car. It gets good mileage.




One great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

THE COMFORT IS UNDER STATED THE BODY STYLE IS WONDERFUL IT'S ECONOMIAL BUT POWERFUL IT TAKES YOU WERE YOU WANT TO GO WITH NO HASSLE,IT HANDLES SO WELL IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT YOU GET SUCH A GREAT CAR AT AND EFFORTABLE PRICE.




Cute and peppy!

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Vehicle: 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

The Alero is just cute cute cute! Love the sporty exterior (mine has a spoiler) and the euorpean styling. I've always driven Toyota/Nissan sports cars and this is my first American choice. I love the appearance, handling and that it doesn't demand as much attention as my past cars which I've worried would be stolen. Peppy little car that hugs corners well, what more can you want?



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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