Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Unlikely Stick: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

Remember when Oldsmobile sold the Alero in the 2000s in a sporty coupe version with a 5-speed manual gearbox?  Yeah.  Me neither...but apparently it was a thing.  Find this 2003 Oldsmobile Alero offered for $1,600 in Anchorage, AK.  Tip from Zach Z.

The Alero was a rental-spec midsize from Oldsmobile that was sold from 1998 through 2004 to unsuspecting buyers.  You probably couldn't find one single thing that the Alero did better than a Camry from the same era...except that it wasn't a Camry.  This one has a 2.2 liter Ecotec 4-banger mated to a 5-speed Getrag manual gearbox...which will be exactly as much fun as it sounds.

See a cleaner example of a 5-speed Alero...because this one is scuzzy.


  1. ~ I believe that I would like to have this. Clean, 5 speed, cheap. Nice [long] drive home.

    1. I'll pick you up at the airport!

    2. I can't vouch for this car, but I can say that Zach is a great guy and it is very unlikely that he would murder you and wear your skin like a parka. Very unlikely.

    3. I thought we weren't talking about that anymore, Vince.

    4. I'd argue that the court order isn't 100% clear on that point.

    5. What part of 'mostly stop referring to said unfortunate episode online' is unclear? Is it the 'mostly', because I agree, it does leave a little wiggle room.

      Anyway, the nice men in white coats said that I'm perfectly fit to be a productive member of society again.


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