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#134 of 179 Finally got another Olds, 1998 Aurora: What a car!!
Jun 12, 2005 (8:13 pm)
I am new to this group and am glad to see such devotion to this fine automobile. My wife and I just purchased a 1998 Aurora this weekend with 18,900 original miles! It looks like they rolled it out of the showroom. It's the "base" model Aurora, so it doesn't have the moon roof, heated seats, or autobahn, but who's counting. It's the most loaded vehicle I've ever owned. The array of options is dizzying to comprehend.
It drives great! Very quiet and tight, and she leaps forward with a slightly heavy foot. I used to own a 1970 Cutlass Supreme. That was my favorite car until this one came along. At least they are in the Oldsmobile family. I've always like Oldsmobiles more than any other brand or markee. It's a shame GM shot themselves in the foot by deciding to disband the Olds division.
The funny thing is we bought the car to replace my wife's 97 Dodge Intrepid (144,000 miles), but she wants to keep it now and still use it as her primary car to keep the miles off of the Aurora.
I look forward to meeting the group.
#135 of 179 Re: Finally got another Olds, 1998 Aurora: What a car!! [amglow]
Jun 13, 2005 (6:43 am)
Welcome aboard amglow,
What color is your Aurora?
#136 of 179 Re: Finally got another Olds, 1998 Aurora: What a car!! [amglow]
Jun 13, 2005 (8:33 am)
You have miles-o-smiles to go...
#137 of 179 Re: Finally got another Olds, 1998 Aurora: What a car!! [javidogg]
Jun 13, 2005 (12:23 pm)
It is the dark green metalic color. How do I attach an image? I have one the dealer sent me that I can send. Thanks.
#138 of 179 Re: Finally got another Olds, 1998 Aurora: What a car!! [amglow]
Jun 13, 2005 (1:47 pm)
You have to go to a website that can let you host a picture, I use photobucket.com
they let use post your pictures and then you can post them here.
#139 of 179 Re: Hi from Brad in NC [taylorb27614]
Jun 14, 2005 (10:29 am)
Hello, I have had a rough weekend. I have a Chevy Venture Van, and I HAD a Dodge Intrepid. Where is this going you ask? Well, this weekend after our van broke down (blown head gasket)I let my wife borrow my baby (the Intrepid). She got in an accident with or kids in the car and totalled the car. No one was hurt but the Fearless car was gone. With that I have an uncle who has an Aurora 4.0 L with all the extras. It only has 50,000 miles on it. At first I thought I want a car I can modify and one that can move, and I have always though Olds where for the older generation (I am 34). Well when I looked at it, I was impressed, then I drove it! I really thin I like it. I guess I just want to see what any ones opinion of the 2000 Aurora is and if it can be modified (i.e. body, engine, etc). I think I could really like it. The intrepid had 2.7L which was not enough for me. I think I will like the 4.0 L. What fun stuff can I do with this Aurora at stop lights and such??
#140 of 179 Re: Hi from Brad in NC [dawntreader]
Jun 14, 2005 (5:46 pm)
I assume you are talking about the 2001 Aurora (there was no 2000 model - it's the second-generation car, which came either with a 3.5L V6 or the 4.0L V8 your uncle's got).
I don't believe there are a lot of performance mods for these cars - probably the best thing you can do is replace the exhaust system with something like a Corsa. With the older Aurora, the airbox can be gutted for better intake flow and sound, but I don't believe this works on the newer gen.
There is/was a web site (http://www.domesticperformance.com) promising upgrades for the Auroras and other Northstar-powered cars. Unfortunately, there is little demand, so I don't know if any of their ideas have come to fruition.
If you want to modify the car to go faster, the Aurora is probably not for you. If you want to go fast with style, maybe it is.
Just my 2 cents,
#141 of 179 Aurora I need your help.......
Jun 28, 2005 (3:56 am)
Hello everybody? Me and my wife just recenly paid off our 98 Arr. Unfortunately, it's starting to give us a problem regarding acce. I started to work on it and I noticed that several of my hoses is not hook up right/or missing hoses. Went to the dealer to buy a service man. book but they told me they need to order it. Is there anybody have a vacuum / emission / fuel diagram that can share to me so that I can fix the car? Especially the gas prices now adays is not a big help ;especially i'm unemployed and looking for a job..I appreciate It much.
#142 of 179 Re: Aurora I need your help....... [akita]
Jun 28, 2005 (7:16 am)
What does "acce" mean? Acceleration? Air conditioning" Or something else?
Factory service manuals are available from www.helminc.com; they are fairly expensive (>$100). You may be able to find one on eBay for less money.
Can you describe the hoses involved? If I know what to look for, I may be able to copy pages from my '97 manual and mail them to you. '97s and '98s are very similar.