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#211 of 240 Re: Saturn Aura New Owner Reports [sake]
Jun 15, 2008 (8:38 am)
We purchased an 08 Aura XE a few months ago,
I personally like the factory grill. What i did was to buy and install 1/4 thick roll of Roll-a-Chrome that i bought at at Auto Zone and cut to length an attach/stick it to all the lower grill bars...looks great !
Along with the double gold pinstripping that i added to the pewter bronze paint. I also added 7 Saturn emblems to the car that I bought on e bay. one on each inside door panel +1 on each side outside behind small side windows plus one next to the shift lever + 2 v-6 emblems to the leading edge of the front fenders. Also had 3 soft arm rest pads made to attach to center and side armrests.........their much softer then original
Even the dealer said it has a great look not at all gaudy and looks like something Saturn should have done
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#212 of 240 Re: Saturn Aura New Owner Reports [niceride]
Jun 15, 2008 (9:28 am)
I sure would like to see some pics of that car.
If possible please send to :
Thanks.....................the car really does need some
added sparkle bits..............LOL.
#213 of 240 One year old Saturn with problems
Aug 04, 2008 (5:27 am)
I bought a 2008 Saturn Aura XE in July 2007, so it's 1 year old, and I'm not very happy with it at the moment. About two weeks after I bought it, I discovered that the trunk, where the spare tire is, was filling up with water. And, when driving, I could take my hands off the wheel, and I'd start veering to the right. And, one morning, I couldn't start the car, so I thought the battery was dead. Luckily my husband had the good idea to move the gear shift out of park and back into park, and that got the car started. So we took it in to the dealer ship for all of those problems. The alignment wasn't fixed, but I lived with it. Later on, my husband rotated my tires, which helped a lot.
Fast forward a year, and my brakes started making horrific noises, so my husband took the brake pads off to inspect them and found that one was cracked and another was crumbling apart. Then I notice that my rear tail lights fogged up under the plastic cover. So again it goes back to the dealership. Those idiots tried to tell my husband nothing was wrong with the brakes (they hadn't even removed them), that they were making noise because they were metallic, so my husband made the guy REMOVE the brake pads and he had to show the mechanic the cracks.
They did replace all the brakes and they are ordering new tail light covers. Apparently Saturn sent out bulletins to the dealerships warning them about the light covers, so that seems to be a common problem.
In 1999 I bought a brand new Chevy Cavalier and have not had this many defects in the entire life of the car - I still have that car. Sure, it's had it's wear and tear problems, but this Saturn is only a year old. It should be performing better than it is.
#214 of 240 water on floorboard
Aug 28, 2008 (9:41 pm)
08 Aura 3.5. Three times my right rear floorboard was flooded with water. It starts from the center underneath the front seat to the back. Looked around for leaks from sunroof and doors but couldn't figure it out. Dealer says it's the evaporator (they had another Aura with the same problem). They have had it in the shop for 2 weeks. I went to check on it and couldn't believe what I saw. The entire interior was gutted...no dash, no steering column, no carpet, no seats. They had to do all that to replace the evaporator and I don't know what else. I told them I hope they can put it back together and not have a single squeak or rattle. Other than this, I LOVE my car. 26-27 in town mileage (San Antonio), and up to 35 mpg on a road trip. Has anyone else had this evaporator leak problem? BTW, while mine is in the shop, they have another Aura sitting next to it with the same problem.
#215 of 240 Re: water on floorboard [bwolter]
Nov 02, 2008 (9:25 am)
Probably the leaks are a result of gaps or separations of the
under door rocker panels. A problen that Saturn refuses to
acknowledge . Check to see if your Rocker panel are attached
properly with no large gaps near the B pillar, which allows water to enter when driving in heavy rain or after going through a car
wash !! ( of course you may have the other problem also.)
#216 of 240 Re: water on floorboard [bwolter]
Nov 02, 2008 (10:56 am)
I have read several posts on the SaturnFans website of people having the same problem. It is the evap/drain hose. It wasn't installed properly and channels in the floor direct the condensation into the interior. Some, in high humidity areas end up with both front and rear foot wells on the passenger side flooded.
The only way to fix it is as you have seen. Every other post I have read says they gutted the interior and pulled the dash.
Those of us that live in the desert could have the same evap/drain problem and never know it,
#217 of 240 Re: water on floorboard [phaetondriver]
Nov 02, 2008 (3:38 pm)
I live in the high, humid mountains of North Carolina (3500Ft)
and so far have not had this problem. Could it be something
related to the model year 08; my car is an XR 2007 ??
Only problem I have encountered in nearly 2 years of ownership
is the rocker panel separation problems.
#218 of 240 Re: water on floorboard [dinof]
Nov 02, 2008 (9:01 pm)
After they put it all back together, I haven't had any water problem since. The only problem was a squeaking noise. Finally discovered that the "chrome" trim around the PRNDIL area was not tight. It was loose because the techs apparently broke one of the tabs that fastens it. No biggy. But I'm very happy with my Saturn. The gas mileage (the way I drive) is phenomenal.
#219 of 240 Help with SATURN AURA
Dec 15, 2008 (4:30 pm)
I just bought a used 2007 AURA XR-love the car! Just one small issue: the little plactic cap on the center console came off (the catch)-so I glued it back on. Does anyboy know how to set the lights so that the dome lights (I have a sunroof) come on whe you hit the unlock key? That is the only problem I have!
#220 of 240 Horrible Smell
Jan 22, 2009 (4:30 pm)
Has anyone experienced the horribe nasty smell coming from your air vent when air conditioner is on? Also, whats the deal with the noice from the brakes. Does the warranty cover brakes or is this considered required maintenance like an oil change. I have a 2007 aura.