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This thing just won't quit
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By Nick
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought my red 2 door alero for dirt cheap and it had next to nothing for the miles (114,000) for the GM 3.4 that's nothing!! The ride of the vehicle could be better but the handling is fantastic! Acceleration is really good probably because I have the 3.4, sorry for you 4 cyl out there lol. The safety of this car is amazing for such a little car, took a lifted Dodge Ram head on I really thought this car was going to the junkyard but nope I slapped a new hood bumper and fender on and it drove like new! This car does go through brakes pads and rotors pretty often ( replaced 3 times already mileage is only at 145,000) and when they were replaced it still squeaked when drove (annoyed the hell outta me but hey the car still stopped) also the car goes through tires quickly too ( also my 3rd set 30,000 miles) you really need to keep up with the maintenance on this vehicle and she should last you a very long time! My advise to you if you're looking to purchase one is make sure it's been maintained pretty well or it will be a nightmare


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Olds alero driver
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By Noah Private
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is really great! Don't get me wrong though there are some problems.... I have an 04 red 2 door 3.4l and boy this thing is pretty quick. You put your foot done and it drops down a gear and just takes off. It feels like you are "floating" when you drive or get up towards the governed speed of 110 mph. I passed a lot of cars with this alero, including some mustangs and many many hondas. This car has some major head gaskets issues however. I am on my 3rd set now. I have rebuilt this motor myself inside and out. Stock rods and pistons are pretty solid, and the aluminum heads dissipate a lot of heat. This car also has bad tranny problems.. This is my second trans in my alero, they leak tranns fluid really bad. However the engine area is pretty easy to work on, you can pull the whole motor apart in the engine bay and put it back together in 8 hours. Also this car seems to have a problem with staying aligned and it blows through brake rotors, calipers, and brake pads. Even with a good alignment this car goes through tires quick. I am a little rough on the car because I deliver pizza everyday. It is pretty fast though, more lower end power. Stock speakers sound nice, driver seat raises and lowers.


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Great mid size car .. Severely under rated
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By Ed
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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After 12 years I would still rate this car from personal experience, an excellent vehicle .....


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200k and no major repairs
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By Nathan
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GX 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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engine and trans going strong at over 200k. had to repair a rocker arm in engine as only major repair and it was only $300. weakness is wheel bearings but are easy to change. comfortable driver seat. good power in v6 and 27-28 mpg avg for my 90 mile commute with 70% of the commute on freeway at 70mph. nice padded interior vs the cheesy plastic interiors on new cars. Wish I could buy a new one.


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worse car ever
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By dale
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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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this car is the biggest pos ever...fuel pump went out...now the brakes suck big time...cant figure why the brakes freeze up....would never tell anyone to buy one.....DO NOT BUY


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