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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 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

  • Lacks the design flair of the original, but otherwise a better car in every respect.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sophisticated powerplants, sumptuous interior, understated style.

  • Cons

    Front-wheel drive results in heavy front end, not as exciting to behold as the original, less trunk space, tighter legroom.

  • What's New for 2001

    Oldsmobile has redesigned the Aurora, plopping its flagship sedan onto a more rigid but still front-drive platform. Remaining stylish and contemporary, Aurora is more conventional in appearance but overall, remains an enticing package. Both 3.5 V6 and 4.0 V8 versions are available, each equipped with a full load of luxury accoutrements.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Awful car - couldn't sell

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Vehicle: 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

Last GM car I will ever buy, was a loyal GM fan until this piece of crap. These cars were around $40K new and 7 years old and could barely get $4500 with 96,000 miles on it - although I'd probably would have gave it away as much as I hated it. The 4.0 v8 always leaked oil - the oil pan gasket at $1500 a pop to replace; replaced water pump twice, struts were going, power steering leaked, sunroof broke and countless other problems. The only good thing I'd say is that it was comfortable and some what stylish design. Unless you get this car for free, I'd stay far way from this car, it will suck every penny out of you. To those with a great experience with this car - congrats and lucky you.




Eh...it's just ok

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Vehicle: 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

My Oldsmobile has been alright for the year that I had it. I've since then traded it for a Honda Accord. Engine and transmission were solid but there have been a few problems over the course of a year. Water pump, ($350) Power steering pump, ($200) Front-end wheel bearings, Tie rods, Front-end alignment, (650), A/C Compressor, (900). My car had an leaking oil issue to the point of going through 4 quarts in between oil changes. Interior quality wasn't very good - headliner falling down - door panel plastic crumbling. Great car but it's expensive to maintain.



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Olds

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Vehicle: 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

I bought my aurora in 2007 used with 138k miles on it, I'm around 202k now. I could not be happier with my first car. I've had little issues like changing a handful of sensors, and a fuel pump but spending a few hundred every once in a while is better than a car payment. It is pretty good on gas for being a V8 too, I live in the city and my average is 23 mpg. On the express way I get around 35 believe it or not! My Olds still has plenty of life left in it. I plan on keeping it until I run it into the ground and who knows I might look for another after.




Good car but has had

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Vehicle: 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car at 30,000 miles and have put 100,000 more on myself. There were some issues with the steering about two years after I bought it, Olds. recalled the Alero for steering issues but not the Aurora however they have the same steering set up. The steering wheel mounted controls do not light up as they should. In the last two months I have started leaking oil and now I am looking to get rid of it all together. On the plus side, it has really good pick up, lots of extras, lots of power and it does well in all weather. Very safe too. It has been a good car for 140,000 miles but it is going to take some serious cash in the next year to keep it running.




Was good in the beginning

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Vehicle: 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

I bought the Aurora with 40,000 miles on it. It was great nice smooth ride handled well and loved the set up inside. About 3 years ago I started having problems with the wheel barons and have replaced the front driver and passenger side about three times each. All the Windows don't work the motors inside all broke the sun roof leaks. The transmission leaks, the oil leaks I have to put almost 5 qt in between each oil change and I had to replace the alternator twice in one year along with many other things. I just put a brand new alternator in a month ago and had to buy a battery yesterday and my battery light is on and says check charging system and I don't know why. I regret buying this car




Nice

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Vehicle: 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I've owned 28 cars and this car has the best all round qualities. the people having issues with these cars obviously neglected their machine. mine has 176k miles and looks better than cars 1/10th its age. normal maintenance is expected with any car. 01-03 AURORA = 06-09 LUCERNE!



Full 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Review

What's New for 2001

Oldsmobile has redesigned the Aurora, plopping its flagship sedan onto a more rigid but still front-drive platform. Remaining stylish and contemporary, Aurora is more conventional in appearance but overall, remains an enticing package. Both 3.5 V6 and 4.0 V8 versions are available, each equipped with a full load of luxury accoutrements.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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