2003 Oldsmobile Alero User Reviews

2003 Oldsmobile Alero Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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RyderD92 writes:
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL Review
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5

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The look of the Coupes are a lot better then the sedan. Fuel pump went out and it sat for a while a had few minor problems one with the Manifold other then that it drove nice and could take a beating til someone smashed into the front and totaled the car

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it could have been better then it was

RyderD92
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Runs Nice And For A Long Time. Keep Up Maintance And It Will Run Forever — 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 Alero is your choice!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Evan writes:
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Economical, plenty of room, plenty of power for a daily driver, supercharger kit Available for 2.4L

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The OSV Alero never made it to market, Not enough supercharger kits produced for the 3400 v6

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Olds Alero — overall this is a fun car to drive keeping in mind that it is not a race car or a high end sports car. the Alero's have excellent leg room and head room making it easy for tall people to comfortably drive. performance wise the Alero was Available with 4 or 6 cylinder engines the 6 cylinder 3400 power plant came with about 170 hp and the 4 cylinder with 150 hp in the older 2.4L engine and 140hp in the newer 2.2L. unfortunately the car's were built with run of the mill suspension systems that were far from impressive and gave the car ugly wheel gap. Appearance wise the car is rather sporty for a family car and with little research and custom modifications you can make the Alero even more appealing. although the interior is rather weak. as for the cost in owning Alero is pretty much the same as any other economical American made car, but keep in mind these cars will require regular maintenance and you can expect your average ware and tear. and for anyone looking to modify their Alero there are plenty of parts and accessories available for the Alero, but you'll have to put in a little bit of research.

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Maxime writes:
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Coupe Review
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The exterior is nice and it's easy to drive.

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Acceleration

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2003 Alero.. An Ok Buy. — It has a nice look for it's class of car (compared to sunflowers and cavaliers), it has a curvy/slick body and a decent interior for a 2003. There is quite a bit of room in the back for a 2-door... Handling is great, braking is great, acceleration sucks... but thats just the deal when you buy this kind of car. It's not bad on gas, depending on how you drive it. Thanks to the handling and its cute look, the car is fun to drive... but I would like more acceleration/speed. Just gonna have to spend the money for it with a new car later one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scotty writes:
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL Coupe Review
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Very smooth ride with wide 15" tires

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A little too heavy for the 4 Cylinder Engine

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Alero Not Too Fancy, But Sharp And Solid. — Love the look and ride. The eco-tec engine is much better than the engine before. It handles higher speeds well, and doesn't feel the excelleration as bad as previous engines in its class. I don't like steel rims and hub caps in general, but the difference on this car is night and day. Aluminium rims look so much nicer on the Alero.

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Austin writes:
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Review
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Easy to own, fun to drive

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lacks power

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Very Good Everyday Driver And Pretty Fun To Drive — Performance: Good handling, braking. Lacks power in some situations Quality: Very good, no problems so far, just had to refill fluids and regular maintenance Appearance: Sexy gold color. Chick magnet Cost: good gas mileage and easy maintenance Fun: agile and pretty fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gege writes:
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all there

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all there

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It's All Above — Only problem i had that the spring in the trunk broke 2 times, but i think it was do to pot holes on the road;) othervise very comfortable, quiet, acccelerate fast, braking good....worst thing is the tax on it, but this is the facts of life in every aeria.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
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the custom stick shifter and stereo system

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right now one of the wipers doesnt work

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Lean And Green — this is the greatest car evaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! very durable and have driven back and forth from san diego to san antonio and definetely worth the investment. it is absolutely a fun car to drive if you have the right sound system and music.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GX Coupe Review
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Fun to drive and cheap

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Doesnt have a V8.

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Good, Cheap Fun. — For the price, totally destroys anything in a similar price range such as a neon, sunfire, cavalier, etc The ride is fairly decent, and paired up with the standard 5 speed transmission it has great acceleration as well. Only repair needed was a wheel bearing and for a 6 year old car that's pretty good. the exterior is pretty sharp on the coupe, minus the enormous rear lights. Interior on the GX is fairly basic. It gets good gas millage if driven economically and maintenance is cheap. It is very fun to drive, and handles great with very little body roll. throttle is very responsive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Shayne writes:
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accelerates good

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brakes suck

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Olds Alero — brakes need a good fixin...when you step on the break the car kinda jurks to a stop. It's got alot of "get up and go" in her....she accelerates pretty quick. She ain't a bad car to drive for a first car when ur 17-18.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael12471 writes:
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Coupe Review
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V6 engine, decent fuel economy

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not a head turner

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Pretty Decent, Could Use More Power Out Of The V6. — * peppy 3400v6 good accelaration, good handling * Overall good quality *Looks sharp, nice spoiler *best highway mileage 33mpg, regular maintenance *Can be fun to drive, not the best sports car though. needs more power from the v6 engine! That's All Folks!

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

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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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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews

Golden Sparrow By 60seconds

Few minor things like the radio needs to be worked on and my window controls for other passengers, overall she is a decent car and my baby. I trust her to handle most anything I throw at her. From get... Read More

Great By jsanders84

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 j... 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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