6th Apr 2006, 14:40
Toyota does not make quality vehicles and costs associated with repair are way up there with Ford. GM is considerably less overall. This car is only an exception to the rule.
17th Feb 2007, 19:31
I have owned my 1997 Aurora since 2001 when it had 50K on the odometer. Now with 112,000 miles on it all I have had to do besides normal maintenance is replace a cracked radiator. All electrical works great and engine runs fine. I average 26 to 28 MPG with it. Every manufacturer has a Friday afternoon car made once in a while. This guy was the unlucky on. I have a 1997 GMC van with 160,000 miles on it and have never touched it. All cars that I have bought from GM I keep for at least 150K some I have went to 225K before selling them. The quality is there no matter what these others say.
13th Nov 2007, 12:42
See reading your review I see that maybe you didn't exactly take care of the car as best you could. You can't expect a car to be great unless you take care of it. Its like a girlfriend if you never buy her any gifts and ignore her shes gonna give up on you. Same with the aurora. Stop complaining and invest In routine maintenance.
22nd Apr 2008, 21:14
I bought a 1999 Olds Aurora in 2001 with 42k miles on it and I have to say this is bar-none the best vehicle I've ever owned. Where else can you get a performance luxury sedan with a V-8 that gets high 20's for mileage? I have 132k on mine and have only done routine maintenance including: front & rear brake pads (also replaced rotors with cross-drilled), spark plugs (100k mile Bosch platinum+4), head lamps (bright blue for looks) and tires. I have put synthetic oil in it since I bought it and have replaced the air filter every spring. I actually got 31mpg coming back from North Dakota at 95mph. I've worked on a lot of cars and owned all brands and this is my most reliable, most comfortable, fastest sedan I have ever owned. GM is the only brand I will buy from now on.