"hi;my olds Aurora is a 97-BUT w/also 152K+Miles!:)Thats about ALL thats'Good'-Unfortunately..:( First-had to Replace a seeming meager Water pump on 4.0L-NorthStar Engine&has Total Bizzare set up&mechanis HAD to"FABRICATE OWN Tools to FIX"!Then got"Cost#"&nearly had Heart ATTACK!WHY? Was@$1,100.00+!!!Better Hope NEVER Breaks!But also-right after hit'150K miles',the VATSII sys.Died-but that could-B-Fixed for$600-MORE"!Then concurrent with Ignition problem-then"TDM&BCM-Completely DIE"!!Causes a"CONSTANT-NO Crank-NO Start,due to sys.Disables Immed. Both Starter&Fuel Injectors-Cost to fix=OVER $2K+!!!And I'm Perm.DISABLED!Worst car EVER&when anyones starts-2-need attn.well"LOOK-Out-You'll have 'Chest-Pains TOO'!!:("
"I have owned this 96 beauty for over a year now. Had a few problems but not much to worry about. I just took a 3000 mile road trip a month ago and it drove and rode great. averaged just under 29mpg. My car now has 151000 miles on it. uses less that a quarter of a quart of oil between changes. It is in great shape inside and out. I plan to keep it as an extra car for as long as it will last, hopefully well over 300,000. Not sure if I would recommend this car to others but that's because this is a car that deserves to be taken car of and not everyone does that."
Cons: "City fuel mileage, lack of dealer support."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My 1995 Aurora is 20 years old and everything still works perfectly. It's had good maintenance but the quality of the build and strength of the body has made this one of , no the best car I've ever owned. Look into the figures and you will find that the Aurora (gen 1) was unsurpassed in it's day. Mine runs and drives like new, yes it does use a little oil, but it was designed to, (look it up). Those that passed this car up, it was expensive, missed a bargain even at $37,000 in 1995. It didn't come with may options because it already had them all as standard equipment and then some. Would I buy it again? You Bet!"
Pros: "comfortable, luxury, well designed interior"
Cons: "handling, orphaned"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"When I first sat in an Aurora for a test drive it was like slipping on a perfectly fitted glove. It's a pleasure to drive. While it's a fairly uncommon car and part of a defunct brand I've yet to encounter any major mechanical problems. The V8 engine provides plenty of power even if it does handle a little heavy on corners."
"This is my 2nd one that I bought coming out of a 2 yr lease. My 1st one I traded in a cadillac.....no comparison. The aurora is so much better. The ride is so smooth & it has turbo power. It can GO!!!! No major maintenance just tires, belts, the normal stuff. EVERYONE can't believe the age of the car."