1995 Oldsmobile Aurora Reviews - Page 7 of 14

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 V8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Faults:

The transmission needed some sensors replaced at 30,000 miles.

The lumbar seat support adjustment failed.

The electric antenna was replaced at 100,000 miles.

The car was recalled for seat belts at 130,000 miles after they would not retract.

The car was recalled for a fuel leakage problem after 130,000 miles. The fuel rail all the way back the gas tank was replaced free of charge.

General Comments:

General Motors was slow to act on the fuel leakage problem. When brought to the dealership, their reply was that they did not have the parts to fix the problem and I would have to wait until GM made them. Eventually, 6 months later, the dealership ordered the parts and replaced the fuel lines and rail.

Overall it is a wonderful car that so far, knock on wood, has been very reliable. It was a good contender for the BMWs of the day. Back then it was ahead of its time, but now it simply keeps up with the competition. The bar had been raised quite a bit these days.

I only wish it had a manual transmission and the bigger Northstar V8.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th December, 2004

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora LX 4.0L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36850 miles
Most recent distance172845 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

This is a great car that was overlooked, by the public under promoted and not truly appreciated.,

Faults:

The Cd player went kaput after first year I had car. We had an extended warranty and it was replaced no cost, no problem. This CD is still in car working 4 years later.

The coils for the ignition went out at 52000 miles. They were replaced and the car tuned up, cost $635.00. Never failed again.

The fuel sending unit and pump died at 96,000. It was replaced at a cost of $485.00. AT 172,845 still going.

The transmission failed at 127,340 miles. Most likely due to the fact we never serviced it. Somehow forgot. Pretty dumb. Cost me $3850.00. Replaced water pump and all seals (voluntary) since it was cheaper to do it then. Everything works fine, seals still good.

Needed a master cylinder at 128,000. $235.00. No big deal.

Fuel Rail leak at 165,000. Replaced. Received recall paperwork from Olds, applied for rebate.

General Comments:

I love this car.

The car is responsive, although not the best handling (soft) it is no slouch if you know how to drive.

Brakes good.

Quiet and smooth.

Still gets 21-24 mpg still at 172,000 miles. Not bad for a 4400 pound car.

Great sound system.

As far as speed, put your foot in it if you don't believe. I know many BMW owners who are now believers.

Too bad GM didn't stop producing Buick's instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2004

3rd Jan 2005, 21:13

Very well written. I own a 95 and absolutely love it. I had rented one back in 97 and wanted one every since. I found a very well maintained and well taken care of car. Basically spotless except for the 164000 miles on it. I was intrigued to see that the fuel rail going out @ 165000 did'nt just happen to me. I'm curious to how I apply for the rebate. Just took it on a short trip from Phoenix AZ. to Las Vegas NV. There's some pretty nice roads in between and found myself running quite fast with a BMW 5 serious & a Toyota Celica. My problem came when they pulled away from me @ 110 miles per hour due to the olds shutting down. Can I change this?

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L V8 244 cubic inches from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0L V8 244 cubic inches Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

I love this car and will keep it running as long as I can

Faults:

Master Cylinder went at 70000.

Tires are frequently replaced.

Radiator replaced at 120000.

Speed Sensor went out at 125000.

Seat Belts and Fuel Rail construction fixed at GM's expense.

Car wouldn't shift out of 2nd gear unless very gentle with rpms, lead to

Transmission Solenoid replaced at 135000.

Fuel pump and water pump at around 90000.

Now it leaks transmission fluid at 140000 about two quarts every 1500 miles.

General Comments:

The car is very quick and with overdrive off can really move.

Repairs are costly, but worth every nickel.

The car is extremely comfortable, especially with the heated seats in the winter.

The sound system is awesome with the Bose system and is crystal clear.

Gas mileage for me is 27mpg on the highway at 70mph and about 18mpg in town.

These cars may not hold their value as nicely as other cars, but the cars are fun, sporty and worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2004

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