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2004 Oldsmobile Alero

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 31/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2004 Oldsmobile Alero Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.1
Out of 10

Based on 827 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

Zippy, great in traffic, bulletproof engine

By on Saturday, April 30, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: My son worked for it.

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "runs and runs and runs. Great for passing"

Cons: "discontinued"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought from dealership at 18,000 miles. We miss it. Looking for another with less miles. 2.2L engine was designed with help from Lotus. Took one apart because wife hit a rock and lost oil. Was impressed at what was inside. Timing chain and such. Junk yard had extra engines cheap. Same as in Grand Am. typically the car is junked, but engine is still in great condition, so I replaced engine and went another 150000 miles. Now my son drives it. To bad it's not made anymore. Had to replace a cam shaft position sensor once. Yeah. 2 hours of my life wasted for a 250000 mile speed machine. Interior is ok. A bit on the cheap side, but try and run it into the ground. It'll take many of road trips."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Not worth what I paid

By on Saturday, April 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "If taken care of well, it's OK."

Cons: "Too many brake and computer problems."

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

"I bought this 2001 Olds Alero in 2004. I paid $10K total. This year Alero has a lot of problems and sadly, I got stuck with them. I have replaced the front and back brakes at least 4 times in its lifetime. A computer chip problem causes all the interior lights to suddenly come on, with the chimes sounding, but the car keeps driving OK. I am currently unable to keep up with this car, I am now retired, living in subsidized housing, am age 65 and also the car insurance is very high. I would like to sell this car back to a dealership with NO trade in, I cannot afford to own any car at this time."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I love my 2003 Oldsmobile Alero!!

By on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Gas Saver,Cute,Comfortable,Very Dependable"

Cons: "Over 50mph shake"

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

"I bought this car used in Feb 2010.Bought from a small dealer.It has been an excellent car.Great gas mileage.Heat and air is still perfect.Ive serviced it regularly and it has been great to me.It also goes very well in West Virginia snow.Over a foot or more it still goes.I had to replace the head gasket in Summer of 2014.And the front wheel bearrings Jan 2015.My driver side window quit also which is a pain.When you get over 50mph it shakes so bad you can barely keep it going.But under 50 is fine.But its been a great car to me.Never any breakdowns.I will keep it forever."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I really enjoyed this car. Ill hate to give it up

By on Sunday, August 2, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive: sporty nice looking car to drive."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this in Florida, off the showroom floor. It was a great buy, at a great price because of Oldsmobile out of business! It wasn't my fathers Oldsmobile at all!"

21 people out of 30 found this review helpful

1999

By on Sunday, June 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,734

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "Money pit"

Cons: "Buying a Toyota"

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

"Spent over $1400 radiator and cap, resivoior, valve cover and gaskets. Plus regular maintenance. Overheated often. Not dependable, don't trust it. :("

12 people out of 25 found this review helpful

Old Reliable

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

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
7/10
Comfort
7/10

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

"One of the best vehicles I've owned. No major mechanical issues (of course it's been well-maintained here)."

19 people out of 34 found this review helpful

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