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#4353 of 5876 Answering Final 500 posts
Jun 05, 2003 (4:16 pm)
Wanted to answer and comment on posts so far.
*Ontonagon* - It is excellent that you are interested in purchasing a 2003 Aurora. There is no dealer cash incentive available right now that I know of for the Aurora. However, you should be able to negotiate a very good deal on the remaining ones on Olds dealers' lots. I would advise you to use the Oldsmobile website's 'Locate Dealer' pulldown from the 'SHOP & BUY' link at the top of the page. Search all over your part of the country for Olds dealers using major city and state combinations in the area. You will have to look through all the dealer links presented to search for dealers that have 2003 Auroras still on the lots. I cannot comment yet on long term reliability, but the car seems comfortable and very powerful with the V8. The 5/60 warranty on Oldsmobiles is the best warranty GM is offering as standard equipment right now, even beating Cadillac. That ranked very high in my decision to buy the car. Good luck in your Aurora shopping!!
*Musclecar97* - I truly wish that I could buy a second Final 500 to put away as my real collectible and drive the one I have right now. That would be awesome! Alast, reality kicks in and the pocketbook is now empty. But, maybe a used one in excellent condition in some years to come. That is extremely possible. Stay tuned!!!!
*Fdion1* - I'm afraid that you will not be able to buy the extention now that you have exceeded the mileage of the new car limited warranty of 3/36. However, you should still have the 5/60 if you didn't trade it for the $1,000 additional cash rebate. Go easy on the miles from now on. The Final 500 comes with the MXV4+ tires on the STS chrome wheels as 'RJS200240' said. The 'W' rated tires were not offered. The Collector's Edition package comes with some very nice emblems, dark cherry color, and embroidery. No chrome on the front bumper though. Go to this link on the Olds website and check it out. - http://www.oldsmobile.com/collectors/aurora
I am still waiting on my Collector's Appreciation Package to arrive also.
*RJS200240* - I really like the color. It is very dark as you have been describing it in your previous posts. It is so dark that it seems almost like color shifting paint. The sun has to be very bright out to really see the metallic sheen of the paint, but it sets the car off from other Auroras when you see it. It makes you take a second and third look at it. I also really like your Cherry 2002 as well. The dealer I bought my car from still has a new 2002 Cherry V6 model that they have not been able to sell yet. I was able to get a good look at in bright sunlight. Very pretty. I have saved and continuously enjoy the movie clips of your car that you posted. The sound of the V8 excites me every time. I think I made an excellent choice in this car. Even though a fully loaded Final 500 is around $2,000 more than a fully loaded Bonneville SSEi, it is a more luxurious, unique car and worth it in my opinion thus far. A fully loaded Park Avenue Ultra is over $2,000 more than a fully loaded Aurora and comes with 'FAUX'(fake) burl wood dash and 3/36 warranty. All Auroras has real burl wood as standard and 5/60 warranty. That is an automatic blow off of the PA for me even though it is nice too. Near Cadillac ambiance, feel, creature comforts, performance, warranty, and quality at over a $15,000 discount from a fully loaded Seville STS. This is the best deal luxury car GM has to offer this year in my opinion and I'm very sad to see it go!!!
#4354 of 5876 bryanttarvin
Jun 05, 2003 (5:35 pm)
$3000 is currently available on all Oldsmobile cars.
Other discounts to the dealer are:
Plus a $400 salesman spiff. Plus several thousand in cashback from Oldsmobile that is not advertised and of course a 3% holdback that amount to over 1K on the Aurora.
Jun 06, 2003 (5:16 am)
You'll have to post some pictures of the owner's package when you get it. Also, the only part of the CE I haven't seen yet is the engine. Maybe you can snap a shot of the Olds heritage logo on that sweet V8...
Hey, Im glad you like my clips. They arent all up any more so if you missed any, I can probably email them to you. Just FYI, but I also have some shots of the CE at the NAIAS in January. I posted them here in the picts page but all the links seem to have broken. So, you can just go to my cardomain page if you hadn't seen them yet (though you could also just walk out to the garage now and see the same thing... )
I look forward to you sharing more of your excitement with your Aurora as your time with it progresses. Next thing you know you'll be slapping up IRL posters and such...
#4356 of 5876 Hey, post what you got...
Jun 06, 2003 (5:39 am)
I know Greg has some IRL stuff up at work, so what kind of Aurora paraphernalia do you all have? Post what you've got!
In my garage:
- framed Aurora IRL V8 in front of an American flag background poster 2'x3' (this is my fave)
- framed IRL V8 cutaway poster 2' x 3'
- framed Aurora "Race car, Pace car, Your car" poster 2' x 3'
- waxed 2002 Cherry on neutral Aurora 4.0
- The CE Aurora brochure that I'm meaning to frame
- Olds DVD with some cool Aurora footage
- framed Non-Aurora 1996 Collector's Edition Corvette convertible with a reflection of a 1959 Stingray racer (the Mirror, Mirror poster)
- Non-Aurora 50th Anniversary Corvette clock that on the hour chimes out a different exhaust sound from various Corvettes over the last 50 years (the ZR-1 is like 8:00 but is just the sound of it starting up... sort of a bummer...).
- 5" x 8" photo of the Aurora GTS-1 (#5 that won the GTS-1 class at the 24 hrs of Daytona) that I saw in Detroit.
- 5" x 8" photo of the Aurora IRL V8 that won the 1997 Indy 500 (both of these photos I'd like to get printed in 8" x 10")
- 3 pictures of the Aurora from the 2003 Oldsmobile combined brochure (can't believe they don't have a separate one for the Aurora... Glad I kept a 2002 brochure, though I wish I'd kept a 2001 since it was the nicest, but from what I understand not nearly as nice as the classic brochures).
- The CE Aurora brochure
- framed 4"x6" photo of my Aurora
- Minichamps 1:43 (HO train scale) model of the Aurora GTS-1 prototype/test car.
- Minichamps 1:43 model of the Aurora GTS-1 #1 car.
- Minichamps 1:43 model of the Aurora GTS-1 #5 car.
- The sound of my car accelerating as my Windows logon sound...
I would like to add a model of the Riley & Scott Aurora V8 WSC car, since it was the one that won overall in IMSA and at Sebring and Daytona and various other places. I've been thinking about buying some videos of the 1996 24 hours of Daytona. It must have been something to watch the Aurora fending off Max Papis and the Ferrari 333SP's. The fact that Olds also won the manufacturers championship that season is even more impressive when you consider that Ferrari had about twice the number of cars racing (I believe Olds typically fielded two cars while Ferrari fielded about four), thus many more chances to rack up manufacturer points.
Anyway, what sort of Olds stuff do you have? Maybe you'll give me some ideas!
#4357 of 5876 what I got
Jun 06, 2003 (6:06 am)
2001 Arctic white on neutral Aurora 4.0
-1995-1999 Aurora brochures
-1999 Olds range brochure
-1999? (from memory) OSV (Olds specialty vehicules)
(other brochures for the Recon, Intrigue, Bravada, Silhouette etc)
-2001 boxed press kit w/cdrom and slides
-2001 brochure (booklet)
-2001 single page brochure
-2001 test drive vhs
-2003 Olds DVD
-2001 3 book shop manual
-2001 microfiche set
-Screen saver I made
-Simulation software I wrote that simulates 0-60, 1/4 mile etc for the whole Aurora range.
-1999 Aurora 3d model and simulation model for Racer.
-1996 Riley & Scott Olds model and simulation model for Racer.
There is one guy who works as a 3D artist on movies in california who has a 2001 Aurora and he made a 3D model of it. I've been trying to contact him to see if I can use his model to make a simulation model for Racer. He has a web page which I found one day, but haven't been able to find again since...
Jun 06, 2003 (6:16 am)
What I got:
- 8" x 10" photo of the Aurora GTS-1 (#5 that won the GTS-1 class at the 24 hrs of Daytona) that RJS saw in Detroit.
- 8" x 10" photo of the Aurora IRL V8 (engine shot) that won the 1997 Indy 500 - also from RJS.
Hey man, they printed out really nice at 8 x 10 for me. Lot's of pixels in those shots. Again, I highly recommend getting these pictures from RJS - they are nice.
Also a kick-butt Indy/Aurora V8 poster that RJS sent. The %#%#(& UPS #&^*&^$(^ jerks damaged it a little but it's still really nice - framed and all at work. I swear the Samsonite Gorilla works for UPS now. They smash all my stuff.
Jun 06, 2003 (10:48 am)
You wouldn't want to share the screen saver and desktops, would you? (Assuming they're freely distributable.)
If you need a place to host them, let me know -- I can toss them up on my site.
Jun 06, 2003 (2:46 pm)
Hey, where did you get the press kit from? I've seen some on Ebay. Is it worth having? Also, what kind of R&S Aurora model did you get?
Here's my desktop at work and home. The blue blends in with the Win2K blue (I have a different blue for XP at work). If you are interested, I could size it (I use 1280x960) and blue it for you. Just send me an email:
Jun 07, 2003 (11:04 am)
Here's my current desktop.
If anyone wants a copy click here. (1024x768, 107K) When the picture comes up - right-click and select "save picture as".
#4362 of 5876 How sweet it is!
Jun 08, 2003 (5:43 pm)
With all of the rain in the northeast for the last 3-4 months, it's been hard to keep the Aurora clean the way I like it. Finally got a shot at it today with a full cleaning and wax. I wanted to remove all of the wheels to clean all of the winter garbage from the inside of the rim before it becomes too crusted. Decided to change the oil instead!
Anyway, took the car for a ride tonite. I usually don't get to drive it (it's my wife's car). Came in the house with smiles. What smooth power these things have. Anyway, had to tell someone, everyone else is asleep.
Ah the hunt for the 500. Wish I had the money now!