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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora

  • The best soon-to-be-discontinued sedan on the market.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sophisticated powerplants, sumptuous interior, understated style.

  • Cons

    Front-wheel drive results in heavy handling, not as exciting to behold as the original, dead car walking.

  • What's New for 2002

    A navigation radio supplements the OnStar system for easy-to-follow driving directions. Three new exterior colors debut along with chrome exhaust tips.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car i ever had

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

I like this car a lot the style is great the interior is top notch. I think the best thing is I got mine with the v8 which is believe it or not is rather good on gas I average 23 mpg that is better than my Taurus when running only did 18 mpg now it does 0. I should have purchased this car along time ago. I am done with v6 motors I have had no luck with them .



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Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

An excellent car to drive and with the interior extras very comfortable for long distance trips. The vehicle was purchased used with 43,000 miles and after 10,000 miles the only trouble so far will be to replace the original rear shocks which are rather pricey due to computer linkage. Plenty of power and for a V-8 on the open highway I can get 25 miles to the gallon.




I'm very happy with my

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I've owned my Olds for 3 years and I have to say it's the best car I've ever had! It's very comfortable to drive, especially on 3 day road trips. I get 33mpg (highway driving). Amazing what high octane fuel and K&N air filters can do for mileage and passing power! It's very safe/stable driving on highways or in the city in all whether conditions be it be rain, ice or blizzard. I can't even tell the roads are bad it handles so well! Here in Canada we have extreme road conditions and I have no problem passing other cars/trucks (good or poor road conditions). There has been no work done to the car except regular maintenance. No breakdowns or problems. Car has 77,400 miles on it so far.




Air pump/drive shaft problems

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Air pump problems at 50,000 miles and again at 75,000. drive shaft replace around 30,000 and again around 35,000 2 electric motors on rear windows, which are rarely used front end problems around 50,000 GM has reimbursed me for some of the work, but air pump is acting up again at 80,000 poor design. I love the looks and the handling and it has so far it has not let me down on starting will I keep it? not sure at this time




What a bargain

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I bought mine as a used car and got a fantastic deal. I knew the car was underrated, but it is much better than expected. It has a real luxury car feel with solid performance. My wife considers it the equal of her Lexus ES. The understated but elegant styling, attractive and classy interior, comfort and multitude of features get many compliments. As a long distance all weather cruiser, it is hard to beat.




Oldsmobile should have tried harder

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Vehicle: 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

The Aurora was built to save Olds. They should have done a better job because they had the right idea with this car, but the reliability just isn't there. I bought it in 2006 with only 27k miles. It looks spectacular, it drives smoothly and handles great. However, don't buy this car without a warranty. I love Olds, but I still can't get over the leaking radiator fluid, bad window motor, and faulty EBCM, which lights up your instrument panel like a Christmas tree with all the warnings. It will prevent you from passing a safety inspection. Oh and forget about getting any navigation CD updates. They stopped making them.



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Full 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora Review

What's New for 2002

A navigation radio supplements the OnStar system for easy-to-follow driving directions. Three new exterior colors debut along with chrome exhaust tips.

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Talk About The 2002 Aurora

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gene900
gene900
05-10-2008
Does anybody know details of the technical details of this engine? I have a 2002 3.5 liter V6, and it is exceptionally smooth running as well as economical. Anyone have comments on durability or oil ?...


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Karen_CM
08-31-2001
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hardesty
hardesty
09-02-2001
2001 4.0L Cherry & Neutral w/OnStar (built 07AUG2000 - purchased 24AUG2000)...



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