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#1464 of 1478 coolant leak
Jan 28, 2010 (7:10 am)
Bought this car used 90K 2007 Aura XE. Replaced steering column. Rear defog wasn't working, loose wire. Door lock delay switch was replaced. Now I have a gasket that is leaking coolant. I'm fortunate GM has 5 yr 160K powertrain warranty as they fixed all this with no charge. Still a hassle to take in for repair but they give me a loaner car every time. Not sure if I'd buy a saturn again, my Pontiac and GMC have been incredible cars with hardly any maintenance. Still like GM products. Will never own another Toyota!
#1465 of 1478 Re: coolant leak [brybry]
Jan 28, 2010 (7:40 am)
To be honest I would not buy any used car that had 90k on it. Thats just way too much used to be worth it because thats when a lot of parts begin go fail. My current car ( a 99 Infiniti G20) I got used at 45k. Although its a good car all around by the time I about 80k miles I had to replace major components of the braking system (1400 bucks) and by 92k I had to sink 1800 bucks into the exhaust system. Now im at 110k on this thing and just replaced the alternator for another 600 bucks and last year replaced the starter for 900. The trick is to buy a used car with low mileage but you always have to take into consideration that the previous owner may not have taken good care of the car.
#1466 of 1478 Re: coolant leak [npgmbr]
Jan 28, 2010 (8:31 am)
In reading the post I suspect that the OP is from Canada and that the 90K is KM, not miles.
This equates to about 56,000 miles.
#1467 of 1478 Re: coolant leak [michaell]
Jan 29, 2010 (10:57 am)
I always use K as short for 1000....but who knows....but per the statement....even if they wanted to buy another Saturn...would be tough since they are all gone now....or going quick....
would agree...need a used car under 40K....but you still never know how a previous owner cared for the car.......wow..lots of expensive work on a japanese "quality" car...even if new....and one thing I note about all non-domestics.....is that repairs and parts are far more expensive than the GMs or Ford of the world.
guess Im lucky here...04 Chevy..with 158K on it...only thing I have replaced is a right rear caliper (leaking) and right front tire rod (worn connector)....total for both repairs less than $600 to include parts..........
#1468 of 1478 Re: coolant leak [pao]
Jan 30, 2010 (7:25 am)
The car does have 90,000 kilometers. It was a lease car from GMAC. Once I get the bugs worked out I'm sure things will be fine. I haven't taken a dime out of my pocket and GM has covered it under their 5 year/160,000 kilometer powertrain warranty so I can't complain. The other little things were done by the used car dealer with a 30 day warranty. Drives great and I'm getting about 27mpg with half city and half highway. Sounds like you've got a good chevy truck, can't beat their trucks for looks and dependability.
#1469 of 1478 Re: coolant leak [pao]
Jan 30, 2010 (2:01 pm)
OH you don't know the half of it. I've alwasy been a GM guy myself but finally fell for the kool-aid and bought this 1999 Infiniti G20. All around a very good car. But Ihave spent over 5k in repairs and I have done a lot of those repairs to critical parts that died between 80 and 100k miles.
I sitll have the car but will be soon replacing it with either an Equinox, La Crosse, Regal or SRX.
I tll you I cannot wait to get back into a GM car. And I have to say that even though Consumer Reports said my first car an 89 Baretta GT was not recommended. It was the most reliable car I ever owned. My second car was an Geo Tracker. Loved that thing to death but not as reliable as I'd liked it to be. The G20 is very well put together but Im somewhat nervous every time I take a trip to the beah which is two and a half hours from my house and I do that a lot during the summer.
#1470 of 1478 Re: coolant leak [npgmbr]
Feb 05, 2010 (6:12 am)
three GM vehicles here and love them all...04 Chevy Malibu Maxx LT (158K), 06 Pontiac Solstice (41K) and 09 Cadillac CTS (21K)....if you can afford it...definitely the new SRX.....a nice ride....
#1471 of 1478 Re: Top Speed XE and XR [isartam]
May 04, 2011 (4:40 pm)
Too Funny...top speed shootouts with a Camry. If you want a sports car then get one....If speed is your primary concern then you probrably have found yourself in the wrong market regarding the Toyota Camry and the Saturn Aura. Both are defined as mid sized family cars.
Where the heck are you gonna drive 145 mph anyway?
#1472 of 1478 Re: Top Speed XE and XR [mistikal_me]
May 04, 2011 (7:09 pm)
Are you aware you responded to a post that is over four years old?
#1473 of 1478 Saturn Aura XR 2007
Dec 30, 2011 (7:51 pm)