I bought my 2007 Aura used in 2009, still under warranty. The XR model is loaded with heated leather seats, premium sound with separate amplifier, rear seat audio controls and wireless headphones, chrome accents, 3.6 V6, 6 speed transmission, OnStar, steering wheel audio controls, fog lights and many other standard features. Mine also has the sunroof, adjustable pedals, XM Radio.
I have to say it is the best GM vehicle I have ever owned! The styling is great, the performance of the 3.6 is amazing. Although torque steer is a little bit of an issue with that much power, it is definitely fun to drive. The premium sound system is awesome! It's the nicest factory system I have seen in a car. The ambient lighting is a nice touch too.
I am impressed with how this car still drives like new, and hasn't developed any squeaks or rattles that I was used to with other cars. The ride is nice, and is quieter than many more expensive cars.
I did a lot of looking around when I bought my Aura, and I don't regret getting it at all. I've always liked GM, but have always felt like they kept missing something. They got this one right, and it's a shame Saturn is gone. If GM continues to make vehicles like this or even better, they could be back on top again! My wife is eyeing the new Equinox, and it might be time to check out getting her one of those too.