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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
Sep 02, 2001 (6:18 pm)
Greetings from Freehold, NJ. And thanks to everyone who had a hand in getting this started.
I bought my black 1997 exactly two years ago at 37,000 miles; it has the light gray interior and sunroof -- no other factory options. It is my eighth Oldsmobile, out of 14 total vehicles (not counting motorcycles) owned in 38 years of driving.
Modifications include addition of a Valentine 1 radar locator and K&N air filter element, removal of front and rear logo and script, and blacking out the silver trim around the side windows. The exterior is now truly monochrome black except for the stock wheels.
My interests lean toward performance and safety improvements (handling, braking, acceleration). I have enjoyed participating in the Edmunds Town Hall immensely and hope this owners' club is as successful. I really appreciate the positive, helpful, and informative posts.
One last thing -- I am a member (since 1971) of the Oldsmobile Club of America. Members of the club fall into two main categories (my view): (1) restoration of old Oldsmobiles and (2) 1960s and 1970s performance and muscle cars. If anyone is interested to learn more about OCA, reply to this message or contact me separately at lester.youngworldnet.att.net. My agenda is to get more Aurora owners into OCA. At last year's national meet in Parsippany, NJ, three out of 400+ show cars were Auroras. This year in Denver, CO, about five out of 442 show cars were Auroras.
Sep 03, 2001 (11:35 am)
Hey all, not an Aurora owner but I am an Oldsmobile owner(2001 Intrigue) and I do really like the Aurora though. Also like discussion of Oldsmobiles as I have always liked them. I'm 26 so I haven't owned alot of cars, but the Intrigue is my 3rd Olds and first brand new one. My first car was an 82 Cutlass and I later had an 89 Touring Sedan which was a hand me down from my father. The T-sedan was a very nice car. I think it was actually nicer than most Cadillacs were at that time. I really wanted a 98 or 99 low mileage Aurora, but could not find one with the options or color combo I wanted so I went with a completely loaded brand new Intrigue GLS.
black97aurora. Regarding the Olds club of America. Are there many current Olds owners as members? I particularly like the Intrigue and Aurora and also the late 80s Touring Sedans and Toronados. Just wondering if there were many members there who like to discuss or have knowledge of those models.
#15 of 179 Heya from David (a.k.a. Van Man)
Sep 04, 2001 (1:01 pm)
Hey folks! Van Man here to speak the truth about the Aurora from Portland, OR.
I've owned 35+ (Now I forget) cars in my 30 years here on the planet. Not much has changed over the years, but the Aurora is different. It is not built from the same standards as modern day cars. The design, engineering and very thought of this car is complete, from bumper to bumper.
As long as my '97 Black/Black gold edition is still running and able, I will NEVER EVER get rid of it. I've never said that about a car before.
This forum is dedicated to those who look for answers to their complicated Aurora problems. Zinc and I hold the record for the longest in-service contracts! (6 weeks each) Many thanks to Edmunds (Pat) for letting us post, because without this service, I would be a lost Aurora owner for SURE!
The Van Man has spoken.
#16 of 179 Hello from C.C. Wiley
Sep 04, 2001 (7:10 pm)
I live in Wichita, KS.
I have a '95 and a '97 Aurora. Both have autobahn, sunroof and all the other extras. They are the greatest cars I have driven in many years.
I have enjoyed the chat room column. It gives me a lot of knowledge and problems to look for. I just got the extended warranty for the '95 from warrantybynet.com that I found in the chat talks. My current extended warranty expires in a couple of months.
Keep up the good work.
#17 of 179 Hello from Brett
Sep 04, 2001 (7:12 pm)
As some may know, I am a lurker and occassion poster on the Aurora thread.
I bought a sweet White 98 from a dealer in Vegas off of Ebay. I had been looking at 300Ms and what not, but the Olds just had everything I wanted in spades. The V8 is not match for a Mopar 6.
Wish all happy motoring in their real or vitual Aurora!
Sep 07, 2001 (5:49 am)
My name is Daron Starkweather from Charlotte Michigan. I have a 1998 Dark Metallic Green/charcoal interior Aurora w/ currently 70k miles on it. I got the heated seats, sunroof, and gold package. I wish I had the chrome wheels. Look for mods in the future...
#19 of 179 Hello to all
Sep 07, 2001 (5:55 am)
My name is Greg Isom from Chicago. I have a 95 champaign with the autobahn, sunroof, and the heated seats. This car no doubt turns heads. I have learned from our fellow aurorians a lot of things about the aurora. This is no doubt the best car I have owned.
Sep 07, 2001 (6:09 am)
This site gave me all the info I needed to help in the decision the buy a 98 Diamond white on beige,Autobaun, sunroof, Bose, chrome wheels, 32K miles. After 8 months I couldn't be more pleased with the car plus I found a good Caddy/Olds dealer that has helped with some minor stuff. Looking into extended warranty from Warranty Direct. Would love to hear experiences from others having this plan.
#21 of 179 Hi from Michigan
Sep 08, 2001 (8:43 am)
Have had my 2001 4.0 for exactly one year know (white diamond) and it is one of the few cars which I like better over time. I only have 10k miles on it since it is not my main transportation car. I have had numerous small warrany issues which have all been fixed promptly.It has all options except for engine block heater an I purchased it through the gm employee plan. I use the onstar system routinely and am usually impressed. I also use the hands free phone option a lot. I added the rear spoiler from sportswing.com and it totally changes the appearance of the car. It is a high quality unit which is easy to install. My fuel mileage is somewhat disappointing (about 20mpg overall) and much less than my ParkAvenue at 27mpg overall.True, the performance is greater, but on the highway at a steady cruise, efficiency is efficiency no matter what the horsepower. It has burned a quart of oil between the first change and I now use Mobile 1. This appears normal for this engine, but these days it is not expected.