1995 Oldsmobile Aurora Reviews - Page 10 of 14

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Will not buy another one ever!!!

Faults:

You name it it's gone wrong.

A week after having the car the cooing system went completely out, that cost 700 dollars.

The fuel line had to be replaced.

That cost me 400 dollars.

The air conditioning has never been cold.

Master cylinder went out, that was 250 dollars.

The car slamming into reverse is currently being fixed along with the motor mounts, pressure control silenoid, throttle body control, wiring harness, and it also needs a new motherboard computer so the "check engine" light will stop coming on.

Yes this car is beautiful, but it is so ugly to own.

As soon as its out of the shop it will be sold.

It is such a headache and a shame, because I really liked the car when we bought it.

General Comments:

A very big headache.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th July, 2004

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L V8 Northstar from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0L V8 Northstar Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired107500 miles
Most recent distance110250 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

A speed demon that's worth the fix

Faults:

First, the air conditioner stopped working.

Next, the car started to hesitate starting. (Fuel Pump)

Then, it stalled frequently. (Fuel Pump)

Then, it began to leak engine coolant. (Radiator)

Then, the driver side seat stopped moving. (Except for the back controls)

Finally, the car stopped starting altogether. (Fuel Pump)

General Comments:

Overall, I love my car. I have only had it for 3 months and it has been fairly good to me.

However, it is very expensive and hard to fix.

It performs very well and gives me the speed and power I need to be happy. (I have done the 140mph on the dash)

Besides these problems, me Aurora has not had any major defects.

I love the comfortable interior, smooth ride, and unique design.

If I ran across another one at a good price, I would more than likely buy it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2004

4th Aug 2004, 12:52

The Aurora has a governor that forces it to top out at 120mph, not 140.

17th Sep 2004, 07:51

The 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora is governed at 109 mph. No less no more. The rated top speed without the governor is 135mph. The car was tested and reviewed and unless you have seriously put money into it; the car will not go 140 mph.

Great car loved it every day. All cars have repairs this one is just a little more expensive; worth the extra money!!!

24th Mar 2005, 16:24

I have owned my 95 Aurora for 5+ years with no regrets. I love it.

I have basically replaced everything on this car mechanically, but I like to keep it in show car condition. There is not one thing wrong with this car except a small scratch over the left rear tire that I received last fall. I plan to get it fixed in the spring with I start driving it again.

I have entered it in several car shows with great reviews. I do not drive it in any harsh weather (e.g. snow, ice, salty roads, etc). I confess that I am obsessed with this car. If you are interested in buying another 95 Aurora (a true classic), I will probably be selling within a year.

27th Sep 2006, 09:05

Can you modify the speed limiter to faster than 109 mph? My car gets to it so fast, but it is disappointing that it won't go any faster.

19th Nov 2006, 03:25

I originally commented on the Aurora topping out at 120. I am not familiar with official governor specs, but I absolutely insist I had my stock Aurora within a hair of 120 before the governor kicked in. I had two passengers and was racing against a Civic (who was driving solo) on the freeway. I outpaced him every step of the way until my acceleration was stopped. I believe that the 109 limit is true, buy at least in my case, it proves that there is a LOT more to this cars potential. At 120 I still had at least 2K RPM left on the tach and have no doubt that without restrictions, this car could do 140-150+. What a shame... RIP Oldsmobile... GM should have axed Buick.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 42 reviews