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#218 of 302 My 2 cents about the 2001-03 Aurora colors
Oct 09, 2003 (3:14 pm)
I'm chiming in to interject my comments on the color discussion currently taking place.
I have seen all the 2003 colors for the Aurora in person and the 2002 Cherry Metallic also. My thoughts about some of the colors are:
My selling dealer had a Bordeaux Red Aurora on the lot and I compared it to the Dark Cherry Metallic of the Collector's Edition that I have. The Bordeaux Red looked more like a dark plum metallic color. It was slightly brighter than the Dark Cherry and you have to be in bright sunlight to get the angle of the sun reflecting just right to see the metallic sparklies in the paint. The Dark Cherry is like that too. I obviously preferred the Dark Cherry more. I think that it is prettier and the more dramatic of the two.
The Steel Blue Metallic looks like a baby blue metallic as best as I can describe it. The picture in the 2003 Oldsmobile brochure for the Aurora is pretty true to the actual color. I thought that it was the only one that was of all the colors in the brochure samples. This same color was also available on the Bonneville for 2003.
My selling dealer had one last 2002 model on the lot for a long time and it was a Cherry Metallic 3.5. The Cherry Metallic is definitely brighter than the Dark Cherry and can be a little dark looking too when not in direct sunlight. The sunlight brings out the color and the sparklies in it as well. It liked it better than the Bordeaux Red, but still am hooked on the Dark Cherry.
If I had not bought a Final 500, I would have bought a White Diamond as a regular model. It is my all-time favorite for the Aurora. It seems to be such as thick paint color.
I think that the Aurora was the best value Luxury car that GM offered for 2003 in terms of luxury, performance, features, warranty, and price. A Park Avenue Ultra costing over $42,000 fully loaded and FAUX (fake plastic) wood trim instead of REAL wood trim like the Aurora and NO BOSE radio option like the Aurora is an IMMEDIATELY turnoff to me. What is Buick thinking? I thought that they were supposed to be the Cadillac wannabee division. Looks like Oldsmobile beat them every time with the Aurora.
O.K. My 2 cents is over(probably not worth one). Continue the discussions!
#219 of 302 Photos of My Aurora with a HELLA HID kit
Oct 23, 2003 (6:27 am)
Here you can see the HELLA ballast on the far lower right corner of the engine area.
Here is a front shot, lights on.
#220 of 302 couple pics
Oct 30, 2003 (12:58 pm)
Nov 02, 2003 (7:15 am)
Your car looks great. Looks like you did some exhaust work - maybe?? Tips look good. You should tell us what you did on the mod board.
Nov 02, 2003 (11:51 am)
There was a guy on Autopia who posted up a shot of his 911 being jacked from the rear point. The whole side was lifted up, and everyone was all aflutter about the impressiveness of anything Porsche... The idea being that Porsches are so infinitely superior in chasis structure that the whole side can be lifted from one jacking point.
It was a neat shot, but I can do it too with the Aurora. Unfortunately I can't capture the picture as well since my garage is small (and the photo never seems to show it lifted as well). The back tire doesn't come off the ground, but that's mainly because my car has substantially more suspension travel than a 911, and the rear seems to have more than the front. The tire is barely touching, though. If the front jack had like an inch more travel, both tires would be off the ground (the front gets raised just enough to pull the wheel off, but it isn't much further off the pavement than that.
Just thought you guys might find it cool. In this shot, my car is jacked up from the front driver's side jacking point:
Nov 03, 2003 (2:16 pm)
Loved that thread...thanks for posting the pics and reminding me of it again. I was thinking of changing my signature line to: "It sure does burn evenly", but I thought only you and I would get that. Great stuff!
Nov 03, 2003 (2:18 pm)
yea, he has a complete flowmaster system he's had for 3 years :O I found him trying to search for Bose help.
#225 of 302 "It sure does burn evenly"
Nov 03, 2003 (2:44 pm)
#226 of 302 I'm back!!!
Nov 04, 2003 (7:38 pm)
#227 of 302 Re: I'm back!!! by spikepc
Nov 05, 2003 (10:24 am)
And apparently in need of some photo editing software...