2002 Oldsmobile Aurora Ratings

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Oldsmobile Aurora 2002
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    2002 Oldsmobile Aurora - 3.5

    Pros: The lavish interior

    Cons: Would prefer more precise on-center steering feel

    Advice: You will find bargain prices for a car that will treat you so well

    Wow...the best car I have ever purchased! I have owned the car for 22 months, and have had only two minor repair issues that were resolved quickly: small crack in console wood trim was replaced; noise in steering fixed with lubrication per service bulletin. While I basically put city miles on the car, I am averaging 22 mpg...totally unexpected! The interior is beautiful,while the exterior design is eye-catching. Anyone who has ridden with me in this gem cannot believe this is a domestic automobile. While I had briefly considered the Acura TL, the reports I had heard and read concerning its problem transmission made my choice perfectly clear. I will have no problem enjoying this car for three more years!

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    2002 Oldsmobile Aurora - 3.5

    Pros: Comfort & cockpit layout

    Cons: Really not a thing

    Advice: Plan to keep it as it will probably continue to depreciate more than some cars.

    Tested both an Infiniti and Acura and the Aurora doesn't take a back seat in any category. Aurora comes with many neat standard features not even available on many other luxury mid-sizes. The 3.5L, although not a killer motor, is more than sufficient for most drivers and the fuel economy is quite good. With Oldsmobile being discontinued and the depreciation fairly high on used Auroras, the opportunity exists to get some super prices on a car worth much more than being sold for.

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    2002 Oldsmobile Aurora - 4.0

    Pros: pickup

    Cons: comfort

    Advice: don't

    Oh, my aching butt. Fine car around town and nice pickup, but just took our first trip and we are sore and tired with aching butts and backs. seats are not what we expected.

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    2002 Oldsmobile Aurora - 3.5

    Pros: LOOKS

    Cons: NOISY ENGINE AND HARD RIDING

    Advice: DRIVE A TOYOTA AVALON AND ACURA T-L TO COMPARE

    THIS CAR IS NOTHING LIKE THE BROCHURE STATES. I THOUGHT I WAS BUYING A MID SIZED LUXURY CAR AND WHAT I HAVE IS A CAR WITH EXCESSIVE ENGINE NOISE, VERY HARD RIDING ( SIMULAR TO A PICKUP TRUCK ) AND EXCESSIVE WIND NOISE WHEN DRIVING OVER 60 MPH. WHEN COMPARED TO CARS IN THIS PRICE RANGE , AVALON, ACURA T-L LINCOLN LS , INFINITY I-35 MAXIMA ECT. THIS CAR IS NO WHERE NEAR AS GOOD. THE INTERIOR IS PUT TOGETHER CHEAPLY, RATTLES, LOOSE PARTS AND VIBRATIONS ARE PRESENT IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT.

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    2002 Oldsmobile Aurora - 3.5

    Pros: Information Center

    Cons: Cup holder on console tilts back - it should 'lock' in. This could cause spills.

    Advice: Get the 4.0L engine - the 3.5 is a little underpowered.

    Very smooth ride, yet pretty firm for a family car.