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2003 Oldsmobile Aurora

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 24/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V8, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Oldsmobile Aurora Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 135 Ratings for the 2001 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

I love this car! Comfort & Luxury like no other

By on Sunday, October 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Luxury like the cars for thousands more"

Cons: "Window motors."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car used and put about 80k miles on it, it only needed basic care and a tune up to get it to the miles she has on the clock, The "shortstar" engine is a powerhouse even with the miles on her, I love the comfort of the heated leather seats and everything that it has, it takes premium gas only, but you will not regret buying a used Aurora. all in all it was the best $6500 I ever spent, I bought it in 2007 so it was 5 years old when I bought it.when new it was $35,085... the only problems with the car were the power window motors are weak, i had to replace 2 of them. that is the only bad thing to say about the car, A great car with all the options for thousands less than a Mercedes or BMW or even a Cadillac."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great daily driver

By on Monday, May 20, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very relaible, good on gas (19 city 33hwy"

Cons: "dated interior, underpowered with ac on"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

freshly waxed

"I purchased my aurora with 90xxx miles on it and have driven it year round in the midwest area for the last couple of years (130xxx). I have found it to be extremely reliable and dependable. The only problem I have had was the transmission wiring harness plug(common on these) with the simple fix of cleaning the connections The car does not seem to have very much power while the air conditioner is running, but it does very well when you have it off considering the size of the car. The car is also very safe, even in snow I cannot make the rear end slide out or the brakes lock up due the the active stability control system."

12 people out of 12 found this review helpful

freshly waxed

Great drivers car..

By on Friday, December 28, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Safety, comfort, handling, style,"

Cons: "Gas usage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Drives like it is actually alive... Fast and yet secure. The Cadillac Short-Star engine (V6)is thirsty however. Handling is a dream in the corners and around those great long curvy bends. On cruise control at 70-75mph get around 26 mpg.But driving without Cruise only around 17-19 mpg.(and no,I don't have a lead foot). And my darling wife actually is comfortable in this car because it is just so well made, and even though I tend to drive fast she is not yelling at me to slow down, as she does when I'm driving her little toyota. Wish I could go back 11 years and do this all over again..."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great car, incredible value

By on Thursday, March 22, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfy, quiet, smooth, loaded, reliable, upscale"

Cons: "Out of production"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought mine in 2005 with 32K miles. It's been a delight. Comfortable, great in bad weather, upscale feel and reliable. In almost 100K miles driving, it's never let me down and been cheap to maintain. Interior materials quality and styling is well above domestic cars of it's day and better than most in this class today. The exterior continues to grow on me and the car does not look 11 yrs old (inside or out). I get 27mpg with the smooth V6 that has good torque throughout the rev range. Only downside is that it is a bit nose heavy for more spirited driving."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

The Aurora and an Olds Touring were my best cars!

By on Thursday, February 16, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to Drive"

Cons: "Sun Roof leaked and caused headliner to sag."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This automobile gave very good service for the 147000 miles I drove it as a family vehicle. Great gas mileage (20/28). Used Synthetic oil in it the entire time. Changed tires twice, brakes once, alternator once and fuel pump once. The only major work was the overdrive shaft bearing on the transmission went out ($1600). This happened @ 147000 miles"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Very Cute but too many problems

By on Friday, February 10, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great look-great interior- very fast"

Cons: "2 many problems-2 expensive 2 fix"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I've had this car for the last four years and it is constantly in the shop. There are always minor things that always go wrong and repairs for this car are not cheap! My boyfriend has one too, and he has the same problems that I do. I bet these cars were great to have when they were new but they don't age well when it comes to breaking down and needing repairs. Also my car constantly stalls out but I haven't found a mechanic that can figure out what's wrong with it."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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