Used 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A) Consumer Reviews

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero 2.2l 225,000 !

zyborg, 06/28/2008
GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I bought the car new in 2002, retailed for $17,450 came with the new ecotec 2.2 L with manual transmission, standard ABS, 4 wheel disk brakes, 4 wheel independent suspension, AC, CD Radio. After rebates and previous olds rebate purchased for $11,400. After 225,000 the 4 cyl engine still runs like new. I beat the crap out of the suspension with my daily commute gravel roads, potholes, high and low speed driving, bent a couple of rims. I love cornering in the car. I leave trucks and others behind. The car is well balanced with the 4 cyl 5 speed manual handles like a European car. Thats because it was designed for the European market.

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consistant

papadoc, 03/02/2009
GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

well looks like im not the only one with the same probs, ive also expierenced window motor troubles on two windows! also frequent replacement of lights and bulbs here and there, fuel pump (first time) and it seems pretty consistant with everybodies elses expierience with their Alero. Good thing the thing is paid off!!!!

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Good and Bad

Dave, 03/25/2009
GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Have owned this alero for a few years now, and it's been a pretty good car overall. Only true repairs were the LIM gasket and one of the wheel hubs. Otherwise no major problems...BUT...the security system acted up once, preventing us from starting the car, costing a new starter till we figured it out. The paint on the hood is terrible, the rear doors are rusting, and the rear quarter panels are rusting too. The plastic is flaking off the interior in places. The dashboard is starting to bubble. The "low tire pressure" light is on constantly. Most importantly, it starts every day, and even with the V6, I got 27 mpg on the last tank, which was mixed driving. Nice car, but...

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2-Year Review

Vicky, 01/25/2004
GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I would not recommend this car. I have driven nothing but oldsmobile but next time will switch to Toyota. Customer Service should be called NO customer service as they could care less about you once you have driven off with the car and it is yours. Gas mileage is horrible, steering wheel shakes and brakes make a noise when you back up when you first start up the car. I will tell everyone to stay away from oldsmobile!

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112,000 Miles

Josh, 01/26/2006
GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Well I bought my Alero two and a half years ago. Keep in mind that I drive this vehicle close to 140 miles a day, and close to 40,000 miles a year. I have replaced 5 wheel bearings, the fuel pump, fuel filter, coil pack, spark plugs, brakes (numerous times), warped rotors - for a total of close to $4,000 in repairs in two and a half years. Also the resale value is horrible. Dealers offered me $3,500 for a 2002. I still owe more than that. I am sorry to say that my next vehicle purchase will be a Toyota. GM has lost my business and probably will never get it back unless I buy a Corvette.

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