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#1 of 5876 Hello and...
Nov 24, 2000 (5:22 pm)
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#3 of 5876 help
Nov 25, 2000 (2:36 pm)
my 95 starts up fine in the morning, however the next time I try to start it up, it takes about 15 seconds or more to start, sounds like its not getting fuel. has anyone experienced this problem.
Nov 26, 2000 (7:45 am)
Consider me a missionary, supporting our cause among enemy ranks.... here are two of my posts from the Infiniti I30 board:
As for switching to the I30
from the Aurora, at the time he was in the market
for a car, the V8 Aurora wasnt available yet, which
was what he wanted. So next was the TL. Beautiful
car, and just as fast, if not faster, but more
expensive than the I30. I am trying to convince him
to sell the lease on his I30 and get the Aurora
again. Not because the I30 is a bad car, but
because the Aurora was much more fun to drive. the
I30 doesnt have the quality that the folks on the
Aurora board ike to call aROARa, i.e. the beautiful
sound of a V8. im trying to think of a catchy
phrase like that for my summer car... can anyone
think of one for Monte Carlo? anyways...
he is also having trouble finding tires for the
car. $160 Michelins are the only ones so far... we
were told the Toyo's were only available at the
dealer. i gave my dad my two ideas: 1) Buy the 17
inch rims... they are probably easier to find tires
for, therefore cheaper in the long run. 2) Sell
the lease, get a black on black Aurora... no more
Nov 26, 2000 (3:43 pm)
Considering buying a '99 Aurora with 22,500 miles on it for the wife. She wants a Toyota Solara. I'm out of arguments. Her main issue is trips back to the dealer, which her Toyota friends tell her are non-existent. She uses it for work and puts on lots of miles. Any responses would be appreciated!
#6 of 5876 decisionmaker1
Nov 26, 2000 (6:09 pm)
Is the Solara a V6 or four? If it is a four, forget it, the Aurora has TWICE as many cylinders. Have her test drive both and show her what all the Aurora offers over the Toyota. If she says trips to the Toyota dealer are non-existent, ask her why they have a service department that is full of vehicles, just like every other car dealer does. Also, if she often has more than 1 other passenger in the car, the four door Aurora will be alot easier to get in and out of than the two door Solara.
#7 of 5876 Olds Popularity
Nov 26, 2000 (11:31 pm)
I must be lucky! I have three Oldsmobiles: 96 Cutlass Supreme Coupe, 98 Intrigue, and 01 Aurora.
I haven't had anything go wrong with any of them! And they are getting better.
They are comfortable, trouble-free automobiles which I enjoy driving. In my opinion, they are good cars. Not perfect, but good. But good is not enough these days. From looking at the Olds sales figures ( Olds is having its worst sales year since 1952) and many of the chat comments, Oldsmobile isn't long for this world.
What a shame, what a shame.
#8 of 5876 Multiple answers
Nov 27, 2000 (2:50 am)
Zinc1 - thanks for the congrats. After your post about the number of people visiting your site, you understand why I like seeing this board grow.
RedSkin24 - as far as the post on a name for the Monte, it would be hard to come up with one without driving the car. aROARa came to me because I love the sound of the engine under full acceleration. I always wished that the back tail section of the car would light up like the "Millenium Falcon" from Star Wars whenever you hit the gas like that. That would be an AS-KICKING special effect! (However, it would also tip off the cops to what you were doing.)
DECISIONMAKER1 - The 99 "Classis Aurora" would be a good choice, at the right price. The Classic is basically a cold car as far as the general public is concerned, so the discount should be pretty steep. That being said, it all depends on how your wife drives. If she is not the type of person that takes advantage of the power of the car to pass and cruise, the Solara may be the best choice. I have found that my car rides best at about 90mph, which is well above the speed limit. (However, I have the Cadillac performance chip in my car that probably causes the "sweet spot" to be this high.)
As a V8, the aROARa will defintely burn more premium gas than the Toy car. If your wife is going to be doing a lot of stop and go driving, the Classic she will know where every gas station is on her route to work. However, the heavier weight of the car will probably give it better traction in the snow. I can say that the traction control system in the car is nothing short of excellent.
Trips to the dealer do not appear to be as much of an issue with the 99 as it was with other years. In Classic (no pun intended) GM style, they stop making a car once they get it right. Am I right about this 99 owners?
I have not driven the Toy car so I can not compare the two from personal experience. What would be the price difference between the 2 cars, and is it worth it? With a 4 year 50K on the Classic, the warranties are pretty much the same (given the fact that the Aurora costs less).
Finally, on a personal note, I am starting my own business, so wish me luck my fellow Aurorians/Aurorites. Did we ever decide on a name?
Nov 27, 2000 (5:50 am)
its an 87 Monte SS... dual exhaust(which needs to be replaced). the car rumbles, so it when i step on it it probably sounds like a race car... maybe this helps in thinking of a nick name... My favorite nick names for a car were attached to my brothers old 87 Thunderbird... one was Thunderturd and the other was Thunderchicken.