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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora Sedan

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Oldsmobile Aurora Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 250 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Full load of equipment, V-8 power, good looks, roomy rear seat

  • Cons

    Nose-heavy handling, high cowl

  • What's New for 1997

    Larger front brakes, an in-dash CD player for the Bose sound system, a tilt-down right-hand exterior mirror for backing assistance, an integrated rearview mirror compass and a three-channel garage door opener are added this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Nice, but ....

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora

Ok, first let me say I love this car! It's 14 years old and it looks like a new car. It's got a design that seems ageless . The paint has held up amazingly well in this Texas heat . And the ride is both comfortable and powerful. The downside . The car is now on its 4th, count 'em, 4th a/c compressor. And when the compressor goes, so does the rest of the system. Which means the dash has to be pulled out. Which means a $1,500-$1,700 repair bill. The previous owner replaced the original compressor at 18 months, and I'm on my second compressor since buying it in 2003, having replaced it in 2004 and again in 2010. Last complaint: car's turning radius.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Solid car

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora

I had originally purchased this car to use as a winter vehicle but now I plan to drive it for the foreseeable future. The ride is nice and smooth and I've had no major mechanical problems to date (knock-on-wood) The interior is very comfortable and it boasts some fancy climate controls. My Aurora was outfitted with the Bose Sound package and the audio is excellent (especially for a car of its age). The engine provides enough power to get the Aurora moving and I have no trouble passing slugs on the highway. Also, the gas mileage (I average 25 mpg) is good for a 12 year old V8 engine. The only gripe I have is the turning radius; it makes the widest turns (for a car) I have ever seen.



3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Really, really tired of it.

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora

Owned for 8 years. Have spent thousands keeping it on road. Only has 85K miles, but seems like I've replaced everything at least once. All the fuel injectors, shocks, various circuit boards, numerous O2 sensors, air conditioning compressor clutch, fuel pump, fuel tank (!) brake rotors twice, brake lines. I want to love this car, and I sort of do but I am sick of spending a fortune to keep in going. I am ready to sell it, and to just walk away.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora

This is not your typical GM car by any means. Most of its parts are not shared with other GM cars. It has a Northstar engine, Cadillac tranny, Bose accoustimass, and every feature imaginable. It beats the imports for acceleration, braking, and handling. It's not bad on gas considering it is a V8. This is a very reliable car that performs very well and caters with every creature comfort one needs.




Hate to part with it

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora

This is the best car I have ever owned. It is now at 260,000 miles and going strong. It has had no major repair issues, but has needed a head gasket for a couple of years. I can't see putting that much money into a 10 year old car, so I plan to trade it in. I would buy another if they still made them.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Aurora, out of this world

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora

This car is pure quality and comfort. Power back the sunroof, let the wind blow your hair, and let the 8 ponies propel you down the highway. The beautiful styling inside and out will keep amazing everyone including yourself every time we look at it. Wow, what a car!



Full 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora Review

What's New for 1997

Larger front brakes, an in-dash CD player for the Bose sound system, a tilt-down right-hand exterior mirror for backing assistance, an integrated rearview mirror compass and a three-channel garage door opener are added this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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