Oldsmobile Alero Review from Israel

2002 Oldsmobile Alero 2.2L

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Corsica


A concert of defects in a nice looking car


From the very beginning, the windows whistle while opening.

After six months drive, the starter has broken and was replaced.

General Comments:

The car is very fast and is very nice looking. That's the only positive remarks I have.

The finish of the interior is poor and looks mediocre.

The car is extremely not reliable. The too sophisticated sensors send false alarms that are so often the mechanics are used to them.

The plastic material on the inner side of doors is soft and easily scratched.

Fuel consumption increases sharply when the air conditioning is functioning.

While driving, engine is very noisy. I had two Chevrolets before and I will buy another one, but not a "hidden" Oldsmobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th July, 2003

5th Apr 2006, 13:09

My friend Chad drove a 2002 alero, and has had it since the summer, it has give him nothing, but problems and was a huge waste of money, I suggest buying a camry.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review