2001 Oldsmobile Alero Exterior & Interior

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero

2001 Oldsmobile Alero Review

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Alero shares a strong family resemblance with Oldsmobile’s bigger Intrigue and Aurora sedans. Examples of where that can be clearly seen are in the squashed-oval horizontal headlights and in the artful treatment around the fog lamps and front bumper. Enormous tail lamps are by far the Alero’s strongest design element; they look like they are draped around the corners of the car and are instantly recognizable from quite a distance.

Oldsmobile’s Alero shares its chassis with Pontiac’s Grand Am. The common Alero/Grand Am platform provides a rigid body structure that allowed more precise suspension development, which in turn provides a decent ride and competent handling. Tubular door beams and strategically placed foam blocks help guard against side-impact injuries.

Interior Features

Aurora’s influence on the Alero carries through to the expensive-looking interior. All the individual pieces fit together in a way that is natural without being ordinary, scientific without being flashy. The instruments, located under a deep, curved hood that keeps the sun off the faces, are large and legible.

Audio controls are positioned in the center of the dash above the less-often-used rotary switches for the climate controls. Both the radio and climate control switchgear are redesigned for the 2001 model year.

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Looks can be deceiving. Like many GM seats, the Alero’s front buckets don’t look supportive, but they do in fact hold you in place well when cornering. Interior space is comparable to other cars in this class, and the Alero accommodates large drivers with ease.

We especially liked the seat-mounted three-point seat belts, which move fore and aft with the seat. They seem more comfortable around the shoulder than traditional belts mounted to the door frames.

Rear seats are surprisingly roomy, offering lots of headroom for taller passengers. All models now get child seat anchors in the package shelf. The trunk is big; at 14.6 cubic feet, it is significantly larger than the Honda Accord’s 13.6 cubic feet of cargo space. The rear seats fold down for more space and are split for carrying one rear passenger and longer items at the same time.

A low liftover height makes it easier to lift groceries and other cargo over the rear bumper.

Alero’s interior colors, textures, and shapes are redolent of every Japanese car, showing just how far GM has come from the cheap plastic of its earlier products. Fit and finish were excellent in our test car.

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