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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#3369 of 5876 Actually, they've already decided...
Jul 12, 2002 (4:19 am)
Oldsmobile will produce an Aurora V8 Collector Edition. The last 500 vehicles that roll off the line in mid-2003 will come equipped with distinct embroidery, wheels, ornamentation, color, and badging, along with a special Collector Edition certificate for the owner.
Personally, I've never really liked wood steering wheels or shifters as they don't feel good on the hand. They look nice but I prefer the soft grippy leather that is on the wheel now. Grab the wheel on a wood-equipped STS and compare it to your Aurora's wheel. I doubt you'd want to trade. A bump in power would be nice, but I doubt it will happen... Actually, Taylor has shown that you can squeeze a fair amount more out of the car with some well-though-out mods. It looks like he'll get at least 280hp with some intake and exhaust finessing without any driveability trade-offs. I would be interested to see how the new Aurora compares to the classic in terms of tuneability. I tried the ram-air yesterday and will post some picts and the story on Acces & Mods later.
The power button was on the classic Aurora but was dropped for the new one. It was just a button that adjusted the transmissions "attitude". In the normal mode it probably shifted with similar logic to our tranny. In the performance mode, it would hold gears longer under part-throttle and downshift sooner. However, under WOT they all do the same thing. I've been very satisfied with the way the tranny shifts, and don't miss having the button. It will downshift when I want it to, and upshift when it should.
It's interesting you mentioned the interior colors. They actually pared the choices down for 2002 from 2001. You should be glad you could even get the gray. Apparently no one bought anything but the neutral. I really like the two-tone neutral interior because it highlights the wood and chrome and is a very welcoming color.
#3370 of 5876 NEW HOST ????
Jul 12, 2002 (7:00 am)
Who is Karen S and what happenned to PAT?
Jul 12, 2002 (8:30 am)
I'm right here! You may have seen KarenS in an Owners Club discussion? She's the host of the topics that are exclusive to that board.
Jul 12, 2002 (11:59 am)
rjs200240, thats interesting that you tell me the "power button" is not offered any more. I am sure you are right because I have no such button or option on my car. The thing that confuses me is that on the Aurora homepage they say, "The 4.0-liter also offers a choice of normal or performance transmission operating modes." Maybe they mean you can shift it yourself for a "performance mode" through the gated shifter.
#3373 of 5876 tranny shift
Jul 12, 2002 (5:20 pm)
The site was probably not updated for the change when it was revamped for the 2K1 models.
Surely, you don't believe everything you see on a website!
Jul 12, 2002 (7:01 pm)
Nice to have you on board, Henri's right as usual, the website wasn't updated.
Jul 13, 2002 (10:52 am)
That website is wrong. They had all sorts of carryover information. It's pretty annoying.
#3376 of 5876 Service Engine Soon Light
Jul 13, 2002 (1:31 pm)
My 1 wk old (to me anyway) '99 Aurora servc. engine light came on Thursday. Took it into the shop today and the codes were going through the roof. They won't be able to diagnose it until Monday so they gave me a Delta 88 to drive until then. Hope this is not a sign of things to come.
#3377 of 5876 "Passenger Air Filter"
Jul 14, 2002 (5:22 pm)
Does anyone here know if the Classic Aurora has a passenger air filter inside of the car, like in the Intrigues? If there is one where is it located at and is it easy to replace?
#3378 of 5876 I don't think so...
Jul 14, 2002 (8:19 pm)
I don't think the Classic has an air filter for the passenger cabin (would have been nice for us allergy-prone folks, though