2002 Oldsmobile Alero User Reviews

2002 Oldsmobile Alero Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"build quality" 3 reviews

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Isabella writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Review
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3

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The seats are  comfortable, the heater keeps the car warm.

Cons

Security system is crap, had to have it disabled to be able to start the car. With it being an older...ish car, it has its quirks. It wasn't that good of a vehicle when I bought it off the lot, but it was a replacement for good old Explorer. Thats all that matters.

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It's... Poo Poo Lol — Acceleration is good. Braking is alright, Handling is a bit tricky Build quality is pretty dinky. Susceptible for bumps, dinks and blemishes. Appearance was fine until my sister smacked someone else in the ass with it. Beautiful otherwise. Cost of ownership is fairly good on the gas mileage side. It costs about $20-25 to fill it up, depending on gas prices. Maintenance is expensive sometimes. Fun to drive? When I can get it to work, yes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dana writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Review
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5

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handling, interior comfort, acceleration, stereo, ease of use

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road noise, aleros notorious squeaky suspensions, minor electronic i.e trunk lid release (button only) false engine computer readings (minor)

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02 Olds Alero — So far a very good car, powerful V6 sounds nice in higher rpms, very comfortable leather interior, parts are fairly inexpensive, stock stereo is nice, good sound. The handleing is superb, better than most cars ive driven, a few minor glitches with the electronics but nothing major for a 7 year old car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robin writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero Review
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5

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Easy to handel, but still really fast!

Cons

It is a pretty small car.

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Oldsmobile Alero — Great steering, fantastic handling, takes U-turns really well. Accelerates fasts and brakes just as quickly. Outside isn't anything special and neither is the outside, but I love to drive my car, it's my baby and totally rocks!! I don't dislike anything particular, it's just low to the ground and small, sometimes that's good, and sometimes it's bad. I still wouldn't trade my car!!

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Yanick writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX Review
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5

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Pretty much everything is on positive note

Cons

Parts and maintenance is expensive

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Fantastic Ride — decent accelaration for a small four, braking is powerful 4 disk, i just love the look of it overall , well done interior, i can go 750 km on a single tank, on a highway, this handles great quiet and fun to drive. Maintenance and parts are expensive though, There is more plus than anything else

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jsanders84 writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero Review
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4

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Not a lot of major problems yet.  Looks good and has got me to where I need to go for 12 years now!

Cons

Windows don't roll down, several problems to fix.

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Great — Windows not rolling down, the lights stay on due to fuses not working. Overall its a great car. I love my Alero and just want it to work. It is bad when you try to fix due to you having to remove just about everything to get to one small thing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Review
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4

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fast

Cons

auto!

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Great Car From People Who Likes Stock Power — This car has a nice amount of power from start to finish. nice looking and easy to drive. car could rely use a 5 speed and a supercharger. over all im am impressed with its performance and handling. i am in the process in changing over to standard

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Dana writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Review
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4

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Chrome rims, leather Interior, Sunroof

Cons

Poor GM build quality

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02 Olds Alero Gls — Love my car. Except a few minor electrical infidelities. Engine is nice, good smooth highway ride with only a little road rumble. Comfortable seats, good leg and trunk space. Pretty hard on gas, but thats just cause im usually thrashing every last bit of strength from the 8 year old v6.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL Coupe Review
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4

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Solid, reliable, North-American car. GM probably had these cars close to right when they unfortunately decided to cease production.

Cons

Back seating is awkward with two-door coupe. Built for average build occupants; not tall or oversize.

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No Luxury Here But A Good, Dependable, Economical Mode Of Transportation Made In America. — Fun, sporty little car that delivers great fuel mileage (40 mpg highway). It has been relatively dependable with most repairs being associated with normal wear and tear. It has over 150,000 km on it and I think that it is good for many, many more. Body construction is very solid but doors and window slides are on cheap side. Four banger combined with the five-speed manual is dependable but certainly no speed deamon. Steering and braking is good.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Albert writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX Coupe Review
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5

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its vrry fast and reliable not to mension pretty

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the fuse box has minor problems

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Its An Amazing Car — fast acceleration quick breaking and unbelievable handling built very well and easy to do maintenance on no squeaks or rattles what so ever it is a sports car show car it looks beautiful great on gas millage about 33 in city to 37 on highway and if you get the special edition 2.2 ecotech with a 5 speed like i have it is very fun to drive

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ashley writes:
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Coupe Review
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5

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Pretty peppy car

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Has plastic gaskets that go to the intake and head's

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Decent Car For The Money — I was stuck in a hard spot when I bought this car. My other car was totaled. This car I am beginning to like. I had a lot of problems in the beginning, but I believe I've worked all the kinks out, and it's turned out to be a decent car. Pretty peppy for a 6 cylinder.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2004 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews

Awesome By Nikki

was an awesome car to drivebefore some idiot wasnt paying attention and rammed it with his car and totalled it; got awesome mileage and was also fast on the road and picked up speed quicker than youd ... Read More

Zoom Zoom By Makril

fast and can outbeat allot of other vehicles great braking and goood quality type of vehicle. Love the comfort and can go from 0 to 60 in about 3 seconds. Great car to drive and comes in covertable 4... Read More

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews

Runs Nice And For A Long Time. Keep Up Maintance And It Will Run Forever By RyderD92

This was a great car til the end. It had very little problem mainly because it sat for a year. It was my first car and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice car with good MPG The Oldsmobile ... Read More

My Car Baby By Amy

I love the coupe! I've considered a 4 door but I can't bring myself to change. The Alero has a lot of space and is very comfortable to ride and drive in. The exterior is firm and held up well in a cra... Read More

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews

2001 Oldsmobile Alero By Sue Sue

Overall this is a great family car, never let's you down. Decent cargo room, ample space for the rear seat passenger. If maintained regularly, it runs like a charm. For me it is just not much fun to ... Read More

A Good First Car By caseylyons

I got my Alero from my dad when he got a new car. I have driven it for 5 years now and I have only had to put in a new alternator in it and it has over 200,000 miles. It doesn't have much power under... Read More

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews

Oldsmobile's Last Call For Anyone Under 40 By Kevin

Not much punch from the drivetrain but she was small enough to handle corners alright. There is not much flash to the interior design, and the audio does not offer much to speak of. Stiff cloth seat... Read More

Its A Good Car By Mike

The Alero is a good car to own but its expensive to maintain and to modify. The 3.4 litre v6 does have a lot of power stock but with a few little upgrades this car could be a beast on and off the trac... Read More

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1999 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews

Excellent First Car Choice! By Amy

I loved the sportiness of my bright red Alero!! It had awesome get up and go! I would reccomend it to anyone! Other than minor repairs here and there it was pretty easily maintained!! I loved my first... Read More

Trollalero By Nathan

last dyno made 209 hp to the motor and 190 to wheels with 220 lbs of torque...weighs 2783 lbs with driver lol 0-60 id say is somewhere in the mid 6's so pretty slow mods are cai, exhaust, bigger thr... Read More

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