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#183 of 240 Front End Noise etc....
Mar 02, 2008 (9:25 am)
I too have a 2007 Aura XR with only 7800 miles on it..
The front end sounds like its going to fall off when i hit any type of road bump or just about anything !! Sounds like struts are bad or bad CV joints to me !!
Highway mileage is great.....town stinks !!!!! highway gets about 27+ , town only 17 average. thats not too good to me, my Caddy i turned in for this got better mileage.
Interior is what it is.....a Saturn by GM " Cheep and flimsy and plastic " also the arm rest is so cheep and flimsy too
not sure if i will ever get another one after this lease is up ??
#184 of 240 Re: Front End Noise etc.... [bob919344]
Mar 02, 2008 (10:11 am)
The front end noise is likely the grille/panel assy in the front, mine did the same thing and dealer corrected the problem.... as far as fuel economy..... regarding fuel economy,,,,, raise your tire pressure 2 pounds and you should get a 10% improvement..... I would also be interested in what vehicles in this price class do not use plastic... most of which is 'flimsy'.... I looked at Camry, Accord, Subaru, and all had the same attributes.... I have had the dash apart on mine to install some electronics, and must say the underpinnings of hte dash are substantial.. and the use of the electronics bus strucutre for the radio and other accessories is very advanced.
#186 of 240 Aura brake pedal higher then gas pedal
Mar 01, 2008 (5:44 am)
My wife just picked up her 08 Aura XE (V6) last night. She noticed that the brake pedal is higher (closer to the driver) then the gas pedal. She's used to being able to just slide her foot from right to left to go from gas to brake, but she can not do that here. Is this normal for this car? She does not have adjustable pedals.
#187 of 240 little glitch
Mar 04, 2008 (4:00 pm)
have discovered the first reason to take my Aura back to the dealer. The trip odometers won't reset. I've held that reset button down, once for 2 minutes, and no change. All the info is feeding into it correctly, as far as I can tell, for mileage, mpg, tire pressures, etc., but I can't get the reset to work.
Has anyone had this problem?
#188 of 240 Re: little glitch [weezycom]
Mar 05, 2008 (4:02 pm)
Yes similar. I have noticed on two occasions, the Trip will zero itself.
#189 of 240 Re: Speedometer problems [texvette]
Mar 15, 2008 (8:25 am)
Well it did it again. I'm cruising at about 60 mph on Hwy 17 in GA and look at my speedo and it says I'm going 120 mph!
The next day I took it in and they are going to replace the "instrument cluster". So now i wait for them to order and receive it, then i have to take it back in for them to do the work.
Mar 29, 2008 (5:50 am)
and I'm finding some other quibbles/dislikes with the car. Overall, it's fine, but this really is an arranged marriage and not a love match.
They really need to put a rear windshield wiper on future models. The slant on the back window is too shallow for a quick runoff of precip, and that can really be a problem when dealing with ice and snow.
I miss the sport-tuned suspension of my previous car immensely. Even after six weeks, the ride on this one doesn't provide enough feedback through the wheel and feels rather boat-ish in the corners.
Either put this 4-cyl. engine in the Astra, or make a wagon version of the Aura. The fold-down pass-through on the rear seats is so squished and the trunk opening so shallow that the feature isn't sufficiently usable, but the Astra (where the fold-down and wide opening are wonderfully usable) is under-powered for a sporty wagon.
Get rid of the stupid auto unlock feature when the car is put in park. As a single woman in an urban area, I don't want that car door unlocking until I make that decision. An opportunist that knows the feature can reach in and grab my purse and make a getaway, or get in the car unwanted. I imagine moms with youngsters too big for a car seat may not want them to be able to shoot out of the car when they pull up to some destinations as well. Gotta say, that has to be an idea thought of by a guy engineer. And it's NOT AT ALL a good one from this woman's POV.
Needs an easily replaceable face plate under the ignition to keep swinging keys from eventually scraping up that section of dash.
decent mileage -- I'm getting a bit over 20 on a highway/city mixed driving about 40/60 split on regular gas.
Good interior room.
Console controls are pretty easy to move through (I'd like the fan/flow choices situated a little higher on the center console).
#191 of 240 Re: six weeks in [weezycom]
Mar 29, 2008 (6:10 am)
You can program the lock/unlock feature yourself through
the DIC (Driver Information Center ) . This feature is easily
disabled. Check your owner's manual for instructions.
#192 of 240 Re: six weeks in [weezycom]
Mar 29, 2008 (12:52 pm)
I find applying Rain-X to the windows eliminates the need for wiper blades. Even a good rain, when 70 mph, the water clears so fast the wipers are only for looks.
Sport suspension??? you must have an xe or greenline. The XR suspension works fantastic as long as the tires are inflated over recommended. The OEM tires at 30 psi are like sponges and make the whole car ride like it is on a foam rubber road.