Used 2001 Oldsmobile Alero Coupe

2001 Oldsmobile Alero
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2001 Oldsmobile Alero


  • Sleek styling, brisk performance and handling, ergonomically designed interior, well-equipped standard model.


  • Hint of cheapness to interior bits, unrefined engine noise intrudes into passenger compartment, numb steering.
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Used 2001 Oldsmobile Alero Coupe for Sale

Oldsmobile Alero 2001 GLS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
62,963 miles
Used 2001
Oldsmobile Alero
Est.Loan: $85/mo
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Dealer Notes
CARFAX One-Owner. 2001 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Sterling Odometer is 89202 miles below market average%2521 32/21 Highway/City MPG<br><br>Our Pre Owned Manager uses a market based pricing strategy that constantly reviews the marketplace online for similar vehicles, and then prices our vehicles accordingly to ensure you receive the most competitive price available the first time. Because that&%252339;s the Joe Bowman Way%2521<br><br><br>When you buy a vehicle you receive lifetime Virginia State inspections, alternate transportation when your vehicle is in for service, and the Maxx Advantage just to name a few. The Bowman s have been serving the Shenandoah Valley since 1958%2521 Along the way we have achieved the highest ranking form the Better Business Bureau and received multiple Mark of Excellence Awards from General Motors by doing business the right way, The Joe Bowman Way%2521%2521 Our prices do not include State sales tax, tags, titling fees or processing fee of %2524399.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The Alero combines attractive styling, potent engines and extensive standard equipment in a crisp-handling package.

vehicle overview

Introduced to the public at the 1998 North American International Auto Show, the Oldsmobile Alero was an instant hit with the automotive press and consumers alike. Both a sedan and a coupe are available, with your choice of three trim levels and two engines. While the Alero is technically a replacement for the Achieva, this stylish compact is light years ahead of previous attempts by the division to build and market a small car.

Like big-brother Intrigue, the Alero is entertaining to drive. GX and GL models come with a 2.4-liter, dual-overhead-cam, four-cylinder engine that makes 150 horsepower. A four-speed automatic is standard with a five-speed manual optional for those who prefer to row gears. Optional on GL and standard on GLS is a 3.4-liter V6 that makes 170 horsepower mated only to the automatic. Both engines now meet low-emission vehicle (LEV) standards.

While neither engine is particularly quiet during operation, they both deliver spirited performance. Alero employs what Olds engineers call an Active Response System (ARS) to increase driver enjoyment. ARS is simply a combination of 16 desirable attributes, such as a stiff body structure, four-wheel independent suspension, all-speed traction control and four-wheel disc brakes with improved-for-2001ABS. As part of an optional sport package for the GL or GLS Sedan, the firmer-riding suspension rolls on upsized, V-rated, 16-inch performance rubber.

Inside, the Alero is a four-fifths version of the Intrigue. Well laid-out with seating for five, this car has features such as air conditioning, power locks, rear window defogger and split/folding rear seats all standard. But side airbags, offered by some under-$20,000 competitors from Toyota and Chevrolet, aren't available or planned. On the minus side, the cloth upholstery isn't very attractive, and the leather looks and feels too much like vinyl for our tastes.

Overall, the Alero is a stylish, powerful, sporting car that is willing to play if you are. It can serve family duty when necessary, won't embarrass the owner when pulling up to a swanky restaurant, zooms confidently along when the road turns twisty, and won't break the bank when the payment book arrives in the mail. However appealing, it will need continuous refinement and a reputation for durability to avoid the destiny met by previous small Oldsmobiles.

2001 Highlights

A five-speed manual transmission is now available with the four-cylinder engine; an eight-speaker premium sound system is now standard on the GLS (optional on GL); and a refined ABS system and 16-inch wheels are now standard on the GLS.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero.

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I bought my Alero brand new (7 miles) and I've had a great experience with it. I haven't had any major mechanical problems with it and it's still running strong. It has adequate power along with good gas mileage. I'd recommend this car to anyone looking for a reliable car.
I was a little worried when i saw this car in my drive way after my parents searched for something after i was in a car crash. I read a lot of reviews and found nothing but horrible reviews nightmare stories and a lot of $$ signs. so after driving it for a while something happened, the hub bar. went bad...but since i work at a dealership...i got the parts for mad cheap thank god. i replaced the shocks and im telling you the car runs like new. amazing. so then i cleaned the engine valve and the injecters...and it starts every time, no problems at all. i love the car i love how it handles and its fast. great on gas. so hey a lil investigating goes a long way...only 500 spent. :)
Backaches galore
I've had my Alero for a little over 2 and a half years and it's time to get rid of it! Unfortunately, I'm going to loose a lot of money because resale is HORRIBLE, on these cars!
20,000 miles and better than I expected
Huge discount piqued my interest, but still didn't expect much. Couple of annoyances-water leakage in the cabin during rainstorm (fixed after one visit to the dealer), some minor rattles, and my traction control (or whatever it's called) went out on me unexpectedly (it reset by itself later). Manual transmission is a little notchy, and the other day it popped out of reverse. However, its a big car for the money with a lot of standard features, and the huge discounts (got mine for $14,5K, you can probably get it cheaper now) might make it worth the while. Granted, build quality isn't up to par with Toyota, however much improved over past american cars.
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Features & Specs

19 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
150 hp @ 5600 rpm
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
150 hp @ 5600 rpm
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
150 hp @ 5600 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver1 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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