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Too Bad GM Killed Saturn
Pros: Leather heated seats.
Cons: Not enough rear legroom.GM should never have killed the Saturn line. Saturn was making quality cars with great styling at reasonable prices. The Aura has been very reliable and people usually think it's a more expensive import at first glance. One thing I did though, was to replace the front grille with a billet after market grille. It really changes the look in a positive way.
Cons: poor quality,workmanship
Advice: If i knew then what I know now - I would not have bought this carbought last spring - it's been in the shop 7 times - first windshield wiper didn't work - took 2 trips to fix that. Than ESC didn't work - took 2 times to fix that as well as the cruise control - hit bump in road and it shut off - 2 times in to fix that - along with the rear brake light - either stayed on all the time or never came on at all - 4th time in to fix that - how this car was named car of the year I have no clue - my version certainly isn't. It looks good but has been in the shop more times with this one car than my previous 7 cars owned all together.
Pros: Moroccan leather seats; interior and exterior styling; performance
Cons: No rear arm rest; need standard passenger power seat
Advice: you will not regret this purchaseLiving in the Rockies, vehicles must be able to ascend. During the test drive, this beauty screamed up the flanks of the steepest nearby hill with ease. City driving was equally pleasing - quiet, refined, and responsive. In both arenas, normal conversation levels were a breeze with minimal exterior noise from any source, at any speed. The Moroccan brown-accented interior and the eye-turning exterior with its chrome-accented bronze pewter finish and 18-inch wheels were the kickers. With over 7000 miles of traveling pleasure, I’m happy to report that there have been absolutely zero problems and that the average fuel consumption is much better than expected probably due to the amount of highway driving. The Toyota Camry test drive was disappointing to say the leastand the Fusion was nice but without any spark. The Honda was perhaps the closest competition but lacked the European sportiness although there is equal eye appeal with some models.
Pros: The quietness and smoothness of the vehicle.
Cons: The buttons for the mirrors are a bit awkward to reach - but nothing terrible.
Advice: Please - give this car a chance - you will be pleasantly surprised.Buy this Car! We just love everything about our new Aura XR - from the littlest touches to the overall price paid for the vehicle. Compared to the Toyota Camry, this car wins 'hands-down.' I traded in my Mersedes CLK 430 and don't regret it one bit. The Aura is QUIET, smooth, comfortable - and it comes with On-Star (1 year), voice navigation (60 days), and hands-free telephone, XM (3 months), just to name a few things. The process at the dealership was great - we feel that this was our best car buying experience ever. And - it's an American car - which means a lot to us transplanted Michiganians....
Pros: the cool moracan leather
Cons: See above
Advice: talk to others firstThis is my 2nd saturn, I had a 04 Vue for 60,000 miles and I can tell you I miss that car. I wanted an Aura from the first time I saw it so I got one. 10,000 miles and it is a service hound. Power steering pump and rack and pinion replaced, breaks were also replaced, power pass. seat died and a few trim panels have been falling off. The gas milage is 19.5mpg I have a 450hp Vett that gets 23 the transmision in clunky, but that one the dealer does not want to hear. I will be trading this car in on somthing else soon and it will not be a Saturn
Advice: It's a good car but try others before you buyThis is my first Saturn. I read many car reviews before I bought the car. I like many its features - acceleration, powerful V6 engine, 6 speed transmission, OnStar, 6 airbags, rearview auto-dimming mirror, etc. However there are many other cars in the sedan segment to consider. I would suggest looking at Chevy Malibu, Impala, Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Toyota Camry. I am a little bit disappointed with the quality my car was built. Some panels inside already fell off and I had to put them back. The car is only a half year old! Also, sunroof takes too much wind noise inside when it's open.
Pros: euro styling
Cons: power train
Advice: look at toyota and honda first they have the repair recordtransmission problem after 240 miles, placed it in drive and the engine just revved,toyota and honda don't have the 5 year 100k mile power train warranty but then again they don't need it, dealer cleared the code and rebooted the trans control software but they haven't restored my confidence in the car or their customer service