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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#1851 of 5876 Better make that an '03
Oct 28, 2001 (4:08 am)
... as the latest from GM says that the Aurora 4.0 will end prodution in May of 2003. The Aurora 3.5 will end production with the Intrigue this coming spring after only two years. My 2002 4.0 is just approaching 1000 miles, and has broken in nicely. The V8 is incredibly smooth, one of the advantages of one extra blast on every revolution is a rock steady 600 RPM idle. Torque steer is gone completely, traction control off, hands off, pedal down from a dead stop results in straight line fun. If you are really interested in having one of the very last made, I would keep an eye on GM. They may change the schedule again as it seems that many Olds dealers are closing now. Once a multi-line dealer takes the GM buy out deal and closes the Olds part of their dealership, they are no longer authorized to sell new Oldsmobiles, even the ones that are still on the lot.
#1852 of 5876 Swapped for Another '01
Oct 28, 2001 (6:19 am)
I replaced my early production 4.0 '01 with a leftover '01. Now I have the 5-60 warranty,
OnStar, a sunroof and the White Diamond paint. I was approaching 17k miles on my
Cappuchino model. I had considered buying an extended warranty, but decided to go
with a fresh start. There really isn't another brand of car that I'd prefer right now. I'm
hoping over the next five years that there will be something new that I like.
The only thing lacking on my new Aurora is a cd changer in the trunk. It's not possible
to add the Delco factory model. I checked with a local Pioneer dealer about installing an
RF model that hooks up to the fm antenna, but when the installer looked at the car, he
couldn't see any place to attach it to the antenna.
see how to attach it.
#1853 of 5876 new 97 aurora owner
Oct 28, 2001 (10:47 pm)
i just bought a 97 with 59000 miles for 10900. i love this car. in city driving it runs about 190-220 degrees. is this the normal range for the aurora? it seems a little hotter than my previous cars. the car is silver/teal mist with autobahn. once i drove it i fell in love and found out what a good price it was and that was it. mine! would someone respond about the normal operating temp for these fine autos. thanks
Oct 29, 2001 (7:11 am)
In stop and go traffic when its hot (over 85) the aurora's run a bit warm. I think this is because there is no radiator grill and the fans have to pull the air up from below the bumper. Anyway, I have not noticed any caddy owners concerned about their engines running warm.
#1855 of 5876 Aurora extended waranty
Oct 29, 2001 (9:07 am)
I have seen various posting on this board about extended warranties for a 1999 Aurora, but have not checked it lately, so sorry. The General Motors Protection Plan (GMPP) is about double the price of the warranties offered by Interstate National Dealer Services (warrantydirect.com) and American Guardian (Warrantybynet.com). Each of the independent outfits covers things the other independent does not. Any suggestions/comments? Thanks!
Oct 29, 2001 (9:40 am)
Congratulations! The temps you mentioned sound just like my car. Everybody asks that when they get one. I think you are fine.
Make sure you read over the old posts here for lots of good service information in case anything happens. The guys on this board really know the car. I highly recommend it. Go as far back as you can.
#1857 of 5876 What about the 3.5?
Oct 29, 2001 (10:15 am)
Have been following the discussions concerning aftermarket devices. I assume that most, if not all, of this discussion relates to the 4.0.
After reading some of the reviews, comparing the price of the 3.5 vs 4.0, and driving a sweet 3.5 powered Intrugue for over 2 years, I am leaning heavily toward ordering a 3.5 Aurora.
Anybody here drive one of these cars?
I know the Aurora is heavier than the Intrigue, couple hundred pounds I think, but I have been very satisfied with the performance of this engine in the Intrigue. And that means foot in the valves, tweaking front tires stuff.
Anybody have any hands on comparisons? Is the 4.0 worth the $4 to $5 grand difference, if money is an object?
Oct 29, 2001 (5:14 pm)
Hi Aurorabill the dealer estimate is 12hrs to change my transmission I had a service code which read Turbine sensor error. The dealer informed me a GM rebuild was 5k Cdn + 12 hrs labour which is 4k U.S. the car ran fine. I find the Aurora is prone to giving false codes, more so if it is hot out. Fall came, codes went away.But I still love the car.
#1859 of 5876 Extended Warranties...
Oct 30, 2001 (9:12 am)
About a month and a half ago, I went with 1Source Auto Warranty (http://www.1sourceautowarranty.com) for my Aurora. They "used" to have a section in the Finance/Warranty board and used to be Edmunds' "chosen" warranty partner (Warranty Gold before them, WarrantyByNet since then).
Their pricing was fair, and their (pre-sales) customer service good. I did not hear the horror stories about them that I did from WG (Henri and others). One thing I like about them (in theory) is that they are their own warranty administrator. Their financial backing (reinsurer PrimeGuard) seems decent as well.
They supposedly pay shop rates and one deductible per visit (not per repair). I have the $0 deductible so it doesn't matter for me.
Bear in mind that my factory warranty expires 11/29, and I've not yet had an opportunity to use 1Source's services.
I don't speak for them/have no interest (financial or otherwise) in their success, other than as a customer who hopes his experiences with the company are good. Of course, I hope my Aurora doesn't suffer the maladies of many on this board, so that I don't have to find out
Oct 30, 2001 (11:27 am)
would some other owners comment on their experiences with warranties. i am fixing to get an extended warranty from the web and would like to hear some pros and cons before i spend my dime. thanks