1995 Oldsmobile Aurora Reviews - Page 5 of 14

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora from North America

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission Automatic

Summary:

Luxury, power and a real looker

Faults:

Fuel pump replaced at 94,000 ($600.00).

Fan relays ($175.00).

Fuel pressure regulator (self installed $50.00).

Fuel rail replaced (recall, no charge).

Battery replaced (self installed $100.00).

Fuel pump replaced 108,000 (self installed $300.00).

General Comments:

I believe the Aurora is one of the best looking cars ever made. It's a beautiful luxury vehicle with lots of power. The interior has the look and feel of a jet plane cockpit, and the ride is smooth and steady.

However, parts and repairs are very expensive on this vehicle. The main reason is the limited space in the engine compartment. Makes parts difficult to replace. My opinion on this vehicle is neutral at this time. I have read the many negative reviews, but do some research, and you'll find negative reviews on almost all makes and models.

My advice is, if you're interested in an Aurora. find one that's been well maintained, and buy it.

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

Review Date: 2nd January, 2006

4th Jan 2006, 12:09

Also, don't buy the first year of a model, especially when it is something like an Aurora.

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L V8 from Mexico

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

Beautiful car, like a pet tiger -if you don't watch out it'll eat you alive!

Faults:

Steering column harness switch failed and the car died on me during driving! Very dangerous situation on highways! Poor customer service due to several wrong diagnostics - I paid more than $ 300 US on new keys that weren't even needed until the real failure mode was identified and fixed ($ 40.00 dollar switch!)

Gear shift hard to operate at cold outside temperatures, very odd indeed.

Fuel line leaked at 80000 miles.

Heater radiator leaked at 90000 miles.

Wiper washer motor went dead, had to be replaced.

Driver side power window motor died at 84000 miles, had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Very luxurious, nicely designed car with power everything. It rides like a plane and consumes less than what you'd expect from a 4.0l V8 engine.

If it weren't for the many "little" flaws I'd kept the car until the very end, but it simply got too expensive.

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Review Date: 6th November, 2005

8th Nov 2005, 16:33

Wow, you must have driven my Aurora!

I had my own swimming pool in the cabin after my heater radiator started leaking! This was quite some experience. Unfortunately it had a lot of green anti freeze stuff that added to the wet bath a nice flavor!

I had the same leak on the gas line, but there was an easy and cheap fix for that. I just covered it with a piece of rubber hose and tightened it with a clamp. I later noticed that this was a bad choice of plastic and many other Aurora drivers had the same problem. To exchange the entire plastic piping system would have cost thousands!

Traction control went down and the annoying bright red light on the dash was permanently on. This is another expensive part due to the fact that the ABS system and the traction control system share the same assembly. If you want to repair one of them, you "repair" automatically the other one for free. Luckily I found that unit on a junk yard for 250 bucks - no warranty though, but it worked.

Other than that this car is really nice to drive. The only other issue I had is its length. Tough to park it, you hardly see the end and the nose of the car and my place is way too small to handle this "ship". Well, at the end I sold it with a tear in my eye. Really liked it...

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

The car is beautiful, but too much money to fix

Faults:

First of all, all the gauges and dash lights just stop working and come on all of sudden.

Second of all, the check engine light comes on and goes off.

General Comments:

I was wondering if anyone has had this same problem and could give me some advice before I go to the dealer and spend a lot of money? Can someone please help me out?

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Review Date: 28th September, 2005

9th Jan 2006, 17:17

I have a 2001 4.0 L, I have had the same problem with the check engine light periodically. The dash computer would say "CHECK GAS CAP", then when you rest it, the check engine light came on. You must ensure the gas cap is tight and clicks at least 3 times. I did this. The light stayed on. Eventually it went off and I haven't seen it since. I also have the problem with some of the lights being out, specifically the steering wheel lights, shift column (never worked) and several others. I would like to fix them as well if I knew the do-it-yourself cure.

4th Oct 2010, 23:27

1995 Aurora entire instrument panel will shut down after standing in hot wx and sun. It is alarming, but no fear, everything starts up working again when you drive and get the air flowing through the car, and things cool down. It is bizarre experience It's full of such odd problems.

Another thing that can happen - when you use the tilt steering wheel feature, the car can go into the no start security mode. Got to wait 3 or 4 minutes. Not just once, but twice or more. I learned not to use tilt -- slide the seat instead.

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