2003 Oldsmobile Alero Reviews - Page 11 of 11

2003 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance21008 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Bigger than an import car, it's reliable and inexpensive too

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

This car is good for the money. It has a load cabin and is a little uncomfortable. Worst is the resale value. If you buy this car, plan on holding onto it. By this mileage on my new Passat I had three major problems. No problems on the Alero. I'd say its worth the money. Take care of it and you'll save a whole lot of money over time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2004

2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Great car - Much better than Grand Am

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong with this car since I had it is the windshield wiper sprayers freeze up too easy.

General Comments:

This car drives like a dream!!

I have not owned or driven a 4 cylinder in several years, and was I surprised at the power this car has!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2004

16th Mar 2004, 20:34

For alero owners with crappy wiper blades gm will replace them for up to 6 months after purchase I did and it made a great difference. If your just going out to buy some get the wipers with teflon coating.. stops ice build up.

14th Jul 2004, 15:36

Great car, I bought mine used with 18000 km on it.

Couple cosmetic problems:

- rear seat - where the cushion bottom buckles down - its broken.

- the knob for the fan speed broke when it was cold out one day

- front brakes have gone spongy and something squeaks when I press on the brake. Not sure yet what that squeak is yet.

Still have my 5 year warranty, so they better honor it when I take it in to fix these problems.

Otherwise - it drives like a dream.

29th Aug 2004, 12:56

I had a Grand am before I bought the Alero and there is no comparison. The alero is quiet even starts up fast, but quiet. It is easy to handle, it has everything you could want in a car for less money. You don't even feel the bumps in the road you glide along. I love it and ask myself many times why I never thought of test driving an Olds-both of these cars are made by the same company, but they are two different grades of cars. I will definitely get another Alero. I am really pleased with it-mine is 2004-2 door car-power everything.

2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 3.4 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance15596 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Stratus

Summary:

Awsome

Faults:

Nothing so far has went wrong.

General Comments:

Handles like a dream.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2003

2003 Oldsmobile Alero GX V4 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired44 miles
Most recent distance150 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

Great inexpensive family car

Faults:

N/A.

General Comments:

This car is a great value for the money, especially with all of the rebates that GM is currently offering.

The cabin is very roomy for a smaller car.

The safety features are wonderful (better than many higher priced cars).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 40 reviews