The Olds Aurora is an expensive-to-fix, problematic near luxury car
The fuel pump went at 128,000 miles.
Car slammed into reverse on occasion.
Rear shocks went at 138,000 miles causing the car to swerve unexpectedly at times.
Driver's side inner tie rod was replaced at 135,000 lies.
There was a decrease in power around 130,000, like it was running on 7 cylinders; it's probably the computer as described in the other reviews.
Flywheel broke at 142,000 miles, now it's someone else's problem.
When I first bought the car, I was impressed by its ride, handling, fuel economy (about 23 mpg), and looks.
However, after spending over $600 (the pump alone was over $400), to replace the fuel pump, I was quickly turned from my love of the car.
I then spent $400 on having brake pads and 2 rotors installed, $300 on replacing an inner tie rod, and returned the pair of $300 rear shocks which were a dealer item only and had the wrong fitting for the air suspension tube.
After the flywheel broke, I reviewed the service manual and found that the trans-axle must be removed to replace the flywheel, because the flywheel is bowl shaped and there is no way to reach the bolts connecting it to the crankshaft.
I priced a flywheel for the car at $210 and estimated about 10 hours of labor at $100 per hour for an estimate of about $1200; that's when I decided to make it someone else's problem.
I donated the disabled thing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th March, 2004