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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#1413 of 5876 2K2 Madness a.k.a. GMO vs. GMS
Aug 09, 2001 (2:30 pm)
The only 2001 4.0L's in stock locally have sunroofs and are blue. 2001's don't have the navigation radio. I already have a 2001 4.0L. I really just gotta have the chrome exhaust tips. I really like to order my cars (something about seeing them with all the plastic still on). My wife is getting a 2002 Oldsmobile and I want one too. There, I absolutely have to have a 2002 Aurora (I told you I was certifiable). Actually, I'm not sure that you can take the rebate on a GMO or GMS deal, the financing is available, but I will check the documentation about the rebates and post later.
Aug 09, 2001 (4:34 pm)
You can get the rebate on the GMS deal. I did it with my Intrigue - got $1000 rebate after GMS pricing. I'm not sure if the rebate works with GMO, because sometimes the rebates say something like "must take delivery from dealer stock". I went to the GM BuyPower website, and here in Dallas there is actually a pretty decent selection of 2001 Aurora 4.0's on dealer lots. I didn't find the exact one I was looking for, but one was pretty close. It had chrome wheels, which I don't really want.
So you already have a 2001 4.0? I'm assuming you are selling it? You will probably take a pretty big hit on the depreciation, won't you? But I guess I see your point - the nav system and chrome exhaust tips are a must-have!!
#1415 of 5876 More on "My Aurora is newer than your Aurora!"
Aug 09, 2001 (6:06 pm)
I rechecked the documents and the only caveat is that "some" incentives may not be available on GMO/GMS purchases. I live in the gold country of Northern California, so dealers are few and far between, and selection is limited. Yes, I will take a very big hit on depreciation, trade-in value is about $25000 on a purchase price of $35000. What I get is a newer car that has the nav system, has never been hit by a stupid little pickup, and has a 5 year warranty for the same monthly payment. In my case, the deal is a no brainer. I love Oldsmobiles, and the Aurora is the cream. This will be our fifth Olds purchased from our local dealer, and they treat us like gold. We will most likely trade in our current cars for the new ones and let the dealer make their profit there. They don't make much at all on GMO buys, mostly just handling charges. Where we live, service is worth paying for, and lack of it is worth walking away from. Mostly, the 5 years of knowing what monthly car costs will be is a major plus to us. I personally suspect that it is the 5 year warranty that has kept Oldsmobile sales up in down times.
#1416 of 5876 Certified
Aug 09, 2001 (11:56 pm)
Hardesty, congrats on your purchase. I'm curious what you'll get for the 2k1 - trade in, or sell by owner? Also, congrats on your twins, you must have a lot of energy for the young'ns. I'm 44 and have two teenagers, and I can't imagine starting again now. But I know I'm a better father now than when I was 30 - experience, or age, I don't know.
Aug 10, 2001 (4:58 am)
Excellent choice! Your color selection is beautiful for that is one of the combinations I was considering. I envy you because you can drive the '01 or '02 Aurora. I sadly cannot insert by 6'8" frame into them. So I got its little brother, a Midnight Blue Intrigue w/two-tone neutral interior.
Enjoy the ride! But you were going to do that anyway
Aug 10, 2001 (8:53 am)
I've got 98 Autobahn with about 64k miles on it. It seems to be picking up more road noise than when I got it 10k miles ago. Maybe my ear is becoming more sensitive to it. Anyone have any good ideas to reduce road noise?
I've got some wind noise from the windows (pukes who owned the car before me used a cheap immitation of an Aurora door to repair a wreck), but I have located that and should be able to get rid of it easily - there just seems to be more and more noise coming from the wheels.
Any help would be great!
Aug 10, 2001 (8:56 am)
Anyone here have the Bose stereo? How does it sound? Do you have pictures of the speakers in the back doors? Anyone have a spare Bose head unit sitting around they'd want to sell me? =)
I'm going to do a little custom stereo work with a Bose head unit and some external amplifiers so I can get a good full sound and still use my steering wheel controls. I'll have to let everyone know how that goes when I'm finished.
#1420 of 5876 re: Quiet Aurora
Aug 10, 2001 (9:24 am)
With 64k on the rubber it might be time to check out new tires. The government may say that the tread is still good for another 20k, but your ears may be telling you that now is the time.
Aug 10, 2001 (12:10 pm)
I put brand new Michelin Pilot MXMs on it right after I got it. Maybe 8,000 miles on the tires.
#1422 of 5876 one2one: Headroom
Aug 10, 2001 (2:09 pm)
I am only 5'11", but would run close to 6'5" with legs that matched my torso. That is why I choose to order my cars. Getting rid of the sunroof fetches almost 2 more inches of headroom. I am a little concerned about the Bose option on the 2002. I have looked all over the country on GMBuyPower and have not seen a car with both the navigation radio and the Bose system. On the 2001, the Head unit is the same (save the Bose logo on the cassette flap), the Bose amp plugs into the low level outputs and provides all of the power for all of the speakers. I only hope that the Bose is available with the nav, as after having the Bose on the 2001, I don't want to give it up, but I really want the navigation system as well. The system let us enter both options, but this early in the model year, these things are not always correct, and the factory has the last word. On the 2001, the Bose adds full range speakers in the rear doors, and replaces the full range rear deck speakers with sub-woofers. I don't know if the front four speakers (all in the front doors) are different between the two systems, but the subs do have Bose tags on them. The Bose amp is in the trunk.