by az66bug on Aug 15, 2013 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.
by terry1988 on Apr 16, 2013 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.
by ameschen on Nov 25, 2012 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.
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.