1995 Oldsmobile Aurora Reviews - Page 14 of 14

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 Dual Overhead Cam V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Dual Overhead Cam V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired111795 miles
Most recent distance113685 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

A Very Worth While Buy

Faults:

The only problems that I have had with this car so far is that there is a squeak coming from the transmission whenever I put the car into gear.

Also I have had the "service engine soon" light" come on two times, but I have taken it to a mechanic and he has hooked it up to his computer and found nothing wrong with it.

General Comments:

So far I really like this car.

It is a serious upgrade from the Ford Probe that I drove before.

It has everything plus more that you would ever need on a car plus more.

The motor gives ample power and speed.

The interior is luxurious and very roomy.

It rides very smooth with almost no rattles or squeaks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2003

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

A nightmare

Faults:

I have had numerous problems with this vehicle. I had to have the transmission worked on numerous times. I still have problems with it even though they say there is nothing wrong with it. It slams into gear when shifting from Reverse to Drive. The car shakes on the highway even though that has been fixed. The engine races on the highway. The air conditioning went out and the heat went out. I would say I have invested more money in the car than I would have to buy a new car.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable, but not reliable.

It is expensive to maintain this vehicle as it requires premium gasoline and extra oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th November, 2002

5th Feb 2003, 13:38

I just recently purchased a 1995 aurora and I have experienced simular problems regarding the car slamming into gear from park to drive to reverse. Although it is a very comfortable car I have invested a small fortune in repairs to the vehicle.

It truly is a very expensive car to keep on the road. I can't say I would ever buy another one.

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 98

Summary:

The best driving machine out there!

Faults:

I have had the transmission speed sensor go out. Expensive to repair, but nothing else has been a problem. The brakes shutter typical for the car.

General Comments:

I own two of these cars. In my opinion the best car GM has ever built. The Car performs like my old 442 but has all the road savvy of a any high dollar car on the market. In is quiet, quick and comfortable. I could ask for no more from a automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2002

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 Liter V8 Northstar from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter V8 Northstar Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

A Near Luxury High Performance Reliability Nightmare

Faults:

63000 Miles: Brakes Shudder in an extreme fashion. Informed by dealer that it is a characteristic of the car.

92000 Miles: Transmission starts lurching between gears. $1000 Wiring Harness, $4800 Transmission, $1000 Computer, and 4 months later it was fixed.

94000 Miles: Air Conditioner Bearing goes out. $1200 to replace Air Condenser and some other Air conditioning parts.

General Comments:

The Aurora is a very powerful car. You do not have to worry about acceleration or passing. It will.

The 95 Aurora has a terrible reliability history. I have found many "Survivors of Aurora" friends. We all spent too much money repairing it.

The seats are very comfortable and adjustable.

The cabin is VERY driver oriented. Almost like a cockpit.

The Aurora does not handle like a sports car. It just accelerates like one.

The Aurora requires extra oil and premium gasoline to run due to the high performance engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th August, 2002

16th Nov 2003, 15:23

I too, have a 1995 Aurora, and have had problems with it. I only purchased the car in early August of 2003. It started lurching into gear, and not shifting smoothly. At least the dealership knocked off $400.00 off the bill, but they know I am not happy. I love everything about the car, but can't afford to fix it all the time. I will be selling it in the Spring, but will never recoup what I have put into the car.

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