Last post on Apr 15, 2007 at 1:47 PM
You are in the Oldsmobile Aurora
What is this discussion about?
Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#3 of 4 Re: Last year the Aurora was produced? [bryan]
Apr 05, 2007 (2:55 pm)
Place of manufacture should be listed on the so-called 'calibration plate' or whatever the tag on the door frame is called.
Lansing, Mich was Olds town for years. My guess is it was assembled there.
#4 of 4 Re: Last year the Aurora was produced? [0311vn]
Apr 15, 2007 (1:47 pm)
Aleros were last produced in Lansing along with Grand Ams.
All Auroras were assembled at the Lake Orion plant in Michigan.
From 1995-99 model years, Auroras came with 250hp 4.0l Aurora V8s only. For 2001-02, there were two trims available:
Aurora 3.5 - 215hp 3.5l Shortstar V6
Aurora 4.0 - 250hp 4.0l Aurora V8
Since the 3.5l was only shared with the Intrigue, it ceased being available after 2002. 2003 was the last year for the Aurora, all of which were 4.0 V8s.
EPA mileage for the V8s is about 17/25 if I recall correctly. Real-world mileage based on my experiences with my Aurora (a 1996) is between 16-20 in town and 20-24 over distances, which is pretty close to the EPA ratings.
Good price? Depending on whether you want a Classic ('95-'99) or 2nd generation ('01-03). Prices range from $2,000-$18,000 depending on year and mileage and condition. A good Classic Aurora will run $5-9k while a good 2nd gen will be anywhere above that. Final 500 Editions - literally the last 500 Auroras produced painted in special Dark Cherry Metallic with commemorative badging, etc - will be a bit higher.
I'd check eBay or online classifieds.