- Waterpump went at 120,000 ($475 job)
- Wire pinched under wheelwell for foglight and quit working at 95,000 ($197)
- Computer inside ignition stopped reading the computer chip inside the key, therefore it would not start. Had to have the entire ignition replaced and two keys made at 111,000 ($386)
- Cruise control stopped working at 117,000. had to replace entire turn signal switch ($270.00 part)
- Rear struts leaked and the air pump was always on, causing the airpump to stop working. I had to have the two rear shocks replaced along with the airpump ($695)
-The pulley on the alternator was worn down and would tear apart drive belts. There was nothing wrong with the alternator, but after replacing the drive belt four times, I had to replace the alternator because of the bad pulley on the original ($310)
- I had a tune-up done at 105,000 with spark plugs, wires, fuel filter, etc. ($320)
- I noticed at an idle, the oil pressure was only between 8-10 psi. I ended up replacing the oil pressure sensor (Only $70)
I loved my Aurora. It was a 1998. Silver Metallic Mist with Black leather interior.
It had EVERY factory option possible. Heated seats, sunroof, Bose stereo, chrome wheels, AUTOBAHN package, engine block heater and ONSTAR. It had leather, lumbar, the leather was in perfect condition, it still smelled new when I sold it with 137,000 miles.
I had the windows tinted 50% black, had an arche spoiler on the trunk.
I had a performance exhaust put on. They took the resonator out of the exhaust and welded performance mufflers in place of the factory mufflers.
I bought 17 inch factory chrome Aurora wheels off of a 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora.
It was a silver bullet. The autobahn package gave it a faster accelerating 3.71 gear ratio and also allowed it to reach 135 MPH (It did, I governed it at 135 MPH twice, it hugged the road).
I got comments all the time on how nice it looked and turned heads everywhere when the RPM's were high because of the 32 valves under the hood and the stealth exhaust under the car.
I never had an issue with the transmission or engine. It shifted tight and didn't leak or burn a drop of any fluid.
I did the brakes and rotors all around twice in 35,000 miles.
I sold the car for a 2002 Acura 3.2 TL Type-S. It was a little faster and had a higher top speed, but wasn't nearly as enjoyable to drive as my Aurora.
I ended up selling my Aurora to an 85 year old couple. They loved it from the first time they came to see it. They had it for about 2 years and the only thing they had to replace was the rear calipers (I knew this because I kept in touch with them, I needed to know how my baby was doing). They only put about 2,500 miles on it (to the grocery store and church and back).
In December of 2007, the woman who was driving it had a brain aneurysm and hit a car head on, killing herself and totaling my baby. RIP.