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The class of this car is a compact, it seems. I don't understand why. I drive a 2004 Alero GL sedan. It has a V6 engine and its size, to me, classifies it as a mid-size sedan, not a compact. A Mazda3 or Ford Focus, for example, are compacts. They are smaller and have 4-cylinder engines. I, to date, have never seen a compact car with a V6 engine. S3BST3R 06:43, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
The US Gov't determines car class simply on the basis of cargo volume; so there is often little relationship to outside dimensions or engine size. 220.127.116.11 23:44, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Engine and bodystyle
Okay, I can't remember if it's the 5.3 or northstar, but the Aleros came with a v8 in coupe and sedan mated to a fourspeed auto. Also between 2003 & 2004, they did get a bodystyle change, mostly the front and rear. The front was flattened some like the Grand Am. His Life as a... 15:31, 18 September 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jax Rhapsody (talk • contribs)
What does "Alero" mean? Is it some word that they just made up, or does it come from some sort of source?
^ - It's a nigerian name meaning "Grace of the Land"