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2002 Oldsmobile Alero

Overview
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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 30/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2002 Oldsmobile Alero Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.1
Out of 10

Based on 813 Ratings for the 1999 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.5/10
    Quality
    7.4/10
  • Reliability
    7.7/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    7.8/10

EXCELLENT VEHICLE - 3.4 L ENGINE IS VERY GOOD

By on Saturday, September 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 310,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good fuel economy,"

Cons: "Tire Maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is a good vehicle if you have the 3.4 L engine. Most items that require normal maintenance are easily accessible. I have personally put 180,000 miles on this car after it had 136,000 miles on it when I bought it. I have had no major problems, and no engine or transmission problems."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Olds Alero 2002 : The best car I have ever owned.

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fits in small spaces"

Cons: "has some quirks."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"150,000 miles for2002 Olds Alero and still going strong. Never broke down. Never had to do any major mechanical work on it. Always changed the oil every 5,000 miles, and did routine maintance. The car drives very well. Can maneuver in and out of traffic, and stop on a dime. A few quirks with the cosmetics in the interior, but absolutely a trouble free car going on 13 years. One year I was hit in the front by an idiot who didn't know how to park her suv. Suv was going under five miles and my hood crumbled, and the hood, and one headlight had to be replaced. Would not want to be in a crash with it, especially against a big car. I really got my moneys worth with this one. I wish they still made it!"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great car - too bad Oldsmobile is no longer around

By on Thursday, July 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,657

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Cons: "ignition switch"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Other than the issue with the ignition switch, which I had to replace (was not part of recall - but had shutoff issue) the car has been very reliable and fun to drive."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Cheaply made, Known for wheel bearing issues

By on Thursday, May 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 213,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "looks nice, easy to drive,"

Cons: "mpg, ride, cheap parts/non-quality parts"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"I got my alero about 5 years ago with about 130K miles on it. At the time I got it, I had to replace the wheel bearings, rotors and new brakes on it. That wasn't that bad because that was all that needed to be done to it since I got it at an auction. HOWEVER, every year I spent $1000+ on it due to the same braking issues. I replaced my wheel bearings almost every year. The ABS was/has always been a problem for me on this. The ride quality is bearable on this car but you can tell this car is cheaply built. On the lighter side, I have never had engine or transmission problems other than having to replace the valve cover gaskets and an ignition coil. I have had to replace tie rods and put new struts on but that is understandable since I have well over 200k miles on my car currently. You will run into a lot of electrical issues with this car and rust is definitely common with aleros (that's if you live predominately up north with alot of snow). Besides the braking and electrical issues on this car, it can last a fair amount of time. I do all my oil changes myself and other routine maintenance. I use full synthetic oil and I noticed immediately how much of a difference the car runs, performs, and lasts if use that type of oil. Other than that this car is ok. It would be worth the money if not for the main issues stated before."

7 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Awesome car!!!!

By on Thursday, April 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "decent pricing alot of fun to drive"

Cons: "rear seat arent kid friendly. buckets seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Has all the room for a family of 4/5, yet all the looks and power of a sports car. Great all around car. Although the rear seats aren't designed for young kids. They set to low for kids to be able to view the passing scenes."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Don't buy an Oldsmobile Alero!

By on Monday, April 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
4/10

Cons: "Faulty electrical system!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This Oldsmobile Alero has been a LEMON from the day I got it! Good pick-up, but a faulty electrical system! First the car wouldn't start due to a problem with the 'security' system, and the Dealer couldn't fix it. Next, the turn signals broke, then the drivers window assebmly broke, then the every light on the dashboard stayed on all the time."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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