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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#375 of 5876 my aurora is a lemon
Feb 13, 2001 (10:49 am)
Well how do I start of saying this. I love the aurora i dont think there is a car out for the price is any better. I LOVE IT ! . Now ive only had this car for about a year its a 1997 fully loaded and i take it in to the dealer for repair 2 times a month at least for the past year. I ve had the engine replaced engine coolant system trans seals gaskets. and so on.....Does anybody suggest anything about possibly getting my money back or hiring a lawyer or even getting oldsmobile to buy it back are there any laws that protect me in this situation. ANY RECOMMONDATIONS
#377 of 5876 To: arcoates
Feb 13, 2001 (4:22 pm)
When fully optioned, there are no differences between Canada and US Auroras (of the same build date) save for the dash symbol requirements of the two countries. The base models differ (traction control, engine block heater, gold on the AV8, etc.) GM tends to increase base content on Canada cars to minimize build complexity for the lower volume market. DRLs are standard on ALL GM cars, US or Canada. The 2K1 Aurora only comes with leather. Early models (before mid July 2000) did not have Onstar or the rear center shoulder belt. I am not aware of any other running changes (maybe others are). I have the GM service manuals, so if anyone has any 2001 specific questions, I can look them up.
#378 of 5876 97 Aurora
Feb 13, 2001 (4:46 pm)
Joeolds has one and can probably fill you in on the car for that year.
IMHO 95 and 97 are the years that seem to have more trouble in general. However, I have a 95 and have not found it to have unusally high repairs. Joeolds will tell you the same about his 97, but since he has that year, he may have some insight.
Besides isn't it still under warranty?
As far as buying back a nearly four year old car, it will depend on your state's lemon laws.
Feb 13, 2001 (5:37 pm)
Thank you for your information. I knew that when fully optioned, the cars are identical (although I don't think that the gold package was an option- I didn't see it on the sheet when buying).
Can you clarify the point about build compexity- wouldn't it be easier for GM to make the base cars the same for both the countries? Explain Lucy.
#381 of 5876 No 97s in my garage
Feb 13, 2001 (6:43 pm)
Henry: You've got me confused with VWBus. My Aurora is a 98, VW has the 97, but has had very few problems.
Our car gets to make its first trip to dealer (since we've owned it-less than 8 weeks) on Thursday. Service engine soon light came on. Temp & Oil pressure are fine, and car is running well. Service person said this light is usually emission related, probably a sensor. Warranty will cover,but its still a hassle.
Im taking car to a dealer that sells Caddys as well as Olds. The thinking here is that the classic is probably more Cadillac than Olds.
Henry-I will ask them what needs to be done to adjust the window washers. I was informed that adjustments are not covered by warranty after first year of service. This means that there are a few fit & finish issues I will just have to live with, ie. rt side of trunk lid sticks up a 1/16 inch or so above flush (but it doesn't leak), The gear indicator light in console doesn't line up perfectly. Too bad original lessee was not as picky as I am!
One final question. What kind of oil pressure is everybody getting with car warmed up, in drive, foot on brake at idle (like your sitting at a stop light). Ours reads between 17-24 lbs, which seems low to me.
#382 of 5876 Oh-almost forgot
Feb 13, 2001 (7:29 pm)
I've seen a couple of what I call "light mist green" classics running around town. Material Henry sent me calls this color Silver Teal Metallic. Don't know the year of the cars, Is this the "rare" color mentioned in previous posts?
I've also seen a classic with a rear spoiler. I assumed is was dealer or individual added.