Pros: "Drivability, comfort, convienence of controls."
Cons: "Upkeep is expensive"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought this car about two years ago. I love driving this car- it is not your fathers Oldsmobile. Steering is tight and the ride is solid, not bouncy like I remember my fathers Oldsmobile. This car is quiet and solid. I'm sure you could take a long trip and arrive in comfort. Comfortable for four people.
Only con is you need deep pockets to keep it road worthy.
Nothing is cheap on this car!
Mine has the Northstar V8 engine and runs great on regular gas. Mileage is very good if you are not an aggressive driver."
Pros: "Great shape in and out. Fun to drive, great ride"
Cons: "Needs Air Conditioner Compressor."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"My car was a Dealership Rental, when I bought it, with about 17,000 miles. I've been the only owner since and I've taken great care of the mechanical and aesthetic needs of the car.
The car has amazing pickup and go, looks very stylish and surprises people that it's "Grannies" ride."
"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."
"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."
"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..."