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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#119 of 148 Re: 1997 Aurora [alarming9]
Oct 07, 2005 (9:01 am)
This doesn't make me feel good. Had my '97 11 months now. Replaced a/c compressor, 2 alternators (second on warranty), belt pullys. Wish I'd bought the extended warranty.
#122 of 148 1997 Aurora 43k miles, mint cond.
Feb 05, 2006 (11:45 am)
I recently bought a 97 aurora with only 43,000 on it for 5500 . little paint bubble under the hood, other then that the black exterior is pristine. Interior is two tone light/dark tan. rear seat looks like it was never used. interior is gorgeous, and the engine is spotless. I could not be any more pleased with the performance of this car, it is a luxury car on the high way, a great cruiser. But man when you hit the gas and whip it around corners i couldn't be more pleased. How can i tell if i have the autobahn package? any car and maint. i should consider. One thing is the rotors are warped, should i just get the OEM or upgrade to slotted? and my one seat is starting to crack, is this fix able?
#123 of 148 Re: 1997 Aurora 43k miles, mint cond. [ehasley]
Feb 05, 2006 (8:24 pm)
Congratulations! And welcome to these discussion groups.
For autobahn, check the tire placard on the driver-side door. Standard Classics specify S-rated tires; autobahn option specifies a higher speed rating (V, I think).
The strong recommendation from most contributors on this board is to use nothing other than AC Delco replacement parts. You can find reasonable prices online at rockauto and gmpartsdirect. Be prepared to replace your fuel pressure regulator; check the archives for FPR.
Check the battery under the rear seat. It should be vented to a plastic hose that exits through the floorpan. I also suggest you pull the spare tire; some of our cars have had water leakage problems that cause corrosion in the spare-tire well.
Last year I replaced my front rotors with AC Delco performance rotors (slotted and cross-drilled); also installed ceramic pads. That was about 8,000 miles ago. So far I am pleased. The brakes feel very solid. I do notice a slight increase in noise (hard to describe -- like a low-pitch rumble, nothing like squeeking).
Your seat crack -- is it the leather that is cracking? I don't know how to repair big cracks in leather. There are ocassionally used Aurora seats for sale on eBay. If the cracking is minimal, you might try taking you Aurora to a cobbler. Don't laugh. My rear seat had severe discoloration which my cobbler was able to redye for about $100. Excellent results. My driver seat is showing severe signs of wear; I will be taking it to the same cobbler when I can find a free Saturday. Also, your leather will benefit from regualr cleaning and application of conditioner.
Hope this helps.
#124 of 148 2002 4.0 Purchase
Feb 10, 2006 (7:06 pm)
I just completed the purchase of 2002 Aroura 4.0 in Cherry with 18,000 original miles. I bought it from a private seller for a flat $13,000. At that price I can afford to keep my 95 Classic which has 97k miles and now have both generations parked out front. What a pleasant sight!
#125 of 148 which year?
Feb 20, 2006 (1:30 pm)
I had 97 w/autobahn. My wife and I got pretty tired of the high maintenance costs and traded it in for a 2004 Regal. The Regal is OK. Not a bad car. Very Reliable. I miss my Aurora. I'm thinking about trading in the Regal on an Aurora. I would prefer a newer (2001 +) with around 50-60k on it. What do you think I can expect to pay? What year is most reliable? V6 or V8?
#126 of 148 Need quick advice on a purchase....Good Deal?
Mar 16, 2006 (9:29 am)
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora V6 Great condition 72000 MI
The car books for about $10,000 but I am reading that olds have lost a ton of value due to olds going out.
Comments please!!!!! Is this a good deal?
#127 of 148 Re: 2002 4.0 Purchase [silotwo]
Mar 23, 2006 (10:20 am)
Lucky you! I'd love to buy a nearly-new Aurora 4.0 for that price.
#128 of 148 Re: 2002 4.0 Purchase [redline65]
Mar 26, 2006 (6:09 pm)
Just got a 2001 Aurora 4.0 - Diamond Pearl White - tan leather interior - awesome. 28,800 miles - 12,000 - still smells new!