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#1237 of 5876 2002 Aurora ...
Jul 05, 2001 (9:50 am)
Kelly has information on 2002 Oldsmobiles. ( http://www.kbb.com ) They show one new Aurora option, UM8 Navigation Radio (which requires the 12 disc CD changer) for $935 MSRP. Maybe GuideStar returns! No pictures of the interior, but might have to trade the 2001 for a 2002 just for fun. The 2002 GM minivans are available with AWD, so we will probably get the Olds with the new for 2002 DVD player. $1500 coupons and 5 year warranties are hard to pass up.
Jul 06, 2001 (8:09 am)
I don't think GM would introduce something entirely new on a defunct model. They save the best stuff for Cadillac. It's probably something to do with OnStar.~ A.R.
#1239 of 5876 Dashboard glare
Jul 07, 2001 (12:28 pm)
I'm a Lincoln LS owner just snooping around. We had a different problem with dashboards on some of our cars. The finish on the upper surface was very dull and uneven. Lincoln's suggested "fix" was to spray some Black Magic (I think) onto an extra-fine ScotchBrite pad and lightly buff the dashboard. I used Meguiar's version of Armorall on a pad of white ScotchBrite and it worked very well. My other car has a black dash and had a major glare problem so I tried the same treatment and it did the trick. It took the edge off the glare without making it dull. And it beats driving around with a towel on the dash, which is what I was doing before.
#1241 of 5876 2001 Aurora Problems
Jul 08, 2001 (10:05 am)
I've had the V8 Aurora since March. It's a great running car so far except for a few minor problems.
My air bag problem light keeps coming on. The dealer says they need a special kit from GM to fix this which is on backorder. I've been waiting 2 months for this. Also get some water in the rear passenger side floor. They thought they had this fixed but now I'm bringing it in for the 2nd attempt at repair.
ANyone with similar problems?
#1242 of 5876 2K1 prices
Jul 08, 2001 (1:35 pm)
What kind of prices are you guys getting 2001 Auroras at now that GM has announced Olds is dead in the water? Are they selling close to invoice or below? Also, is the $400 spiff that the sales person gets still on? I noticed Edmunds' TMV price was nearly identical to invoice.
Jul 08, 2001 (5:21 pm)
You should be able to get a 2001 Aurora at or very near invoice, and then apply any available discounts. The 2002 Oldsmobiles are now being built (or at least will be after next weeks vacation) and the only thing new for 2002 is the Navigation Radio (tied into the GPS and CD changer). While overall, the new Aurora has been selling well, in some areas, it has not, so it might be worth it to shop around for a deal. The $400 sales incentive has ended (I think when sales picked up after the extended warranty was offered). I plan on ordering a 2002 w/nav soon as I can now get the employee price and still use my $1500 loyalty coupon (~$3000 below invoice total). I'll take the hit on the 2001, but the five year warranty and better interest rates will really soften the blow. Oldsmobile is not quite dead yet, it's just pinin' for the fijords!
Jul 09, 2001 (10:46 am)
fjk577>>>>>>>> There is a product called Armor-All low gloss... im not sure if the still make it.
#1245 of 5876 Auto-Leveling Rear Suspension Problem
Jul 09, 2001 (11:26 am)
My '95 Aurora rear-end (188K mi) got stuck in the full up position while parked on a slanted driveway. It's scheduled for a trip to the dealer on Friday. Has anyone had this problem? I'm hoping there is a less costly solution than replacing the whole system.
What aftermarket rear suspensions have been used?
Jul 09, 2001 (1:36 pm)
I have some low gloss armor all. It did not make things worse and I have used it again. The directions suggest wiping off with plain water to reduce the gloss. I decided to try sudsy ammonia and I think that the dash is now a uniform low glossiness. So I am thinking that the previous owner/dealer may have done something to make the surface shiny. It really is only a problem when there are shadows and driving into the sun.