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2002 Oldsmobile Aurora - Consumer Reviews

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What a bargain
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By MEA17
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2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Comfort, low operating cost/value, style, secure feeling (FWD, ABS, stability & traction control, and side airbags), heated seats.


Worst Features

Resume production! Add a 6 speed transmission.


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Oldsmobile should have tried harder
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By michael70
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2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Smooth, quiet ride, gobs and gobs of Cadillac-like features and amenities. Great power, great looks, nice V8 growl under heavy throttle


Worst Features

The turning radius is huge and that should have been corrected early on.The gearing should have been reworked. The RPM is too high for a V8 at cruising speeds, which results in horrible MPG, even on the highway. The biggest improvement? Bring back Olds and shut down Buick! Who drives a Buick?


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Hidden Gem
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By Eric
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2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Looks, performance, handling, luxury -- this car has it all. It does everything well in a neat and tidy package. The engine is smooth and powerful and gets decent fuel economy. The suspension smooths out the bumps and takes corners with aggression. The exterior styling while not overt is modern and pleasing to the eyes. The interior is very comfortable and all of the controls fall easily at hand.


Best Features

The Northstar V8 engine, style, handling, luxury, and price.


Worst Features

It had a few minor issues here and there, but they were nothing that the dealer couldn't take care of under warranty. These were good cars, too bad GM decided to pull the plug.


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Low Mileage Driver
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By Gordon Martyn
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2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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My 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora has low mileage. It is driven mostly in the city and suburbs on fairly heavily traveled roads. It is the only car I have ever had that didn't require any repairs or recalls. It performs beautifully, has good pickup and gets fairly good mileage. The ride isn't the most comfortable but it is adequate. I am very satisfied with this car.


Best Features

Good radio reception. Good heating system.


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Great ride
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By JDavid
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2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Best driver's cockpit available. Fun ride, extraordinary comfort with sporty handling & great responsiveness. Outstanding drive train. Good build. Bottom line: I wish GM still made this car!


Best Features

Drivers cockpit. Seats. Ride, handling, and responsiveness.


Worst Features

Front end is way too Oldsmobile & not suffociently distinguished for such a great, luxurious automobile.


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