That's a crazy story haha. I feel the same about the Aurora. I'm going on 10 years of Aurora ownership and 2 Auroras. Every other car I drive always disappoints. It has me scared for the day when I'll need a new car. That's why I'm trying to keep her on the road as long as I possibly can. Welcome to the club!
After my Aurora 2003, I bought a S80 Volvo with a V8 -- has more power, more electronic features, 4-wheel drive, compared to the Aurora etc... but still, I went back to driving the Aurora and will sell my Volvo. The overall behaviour is not comparable -- I'd rather drive the Aurora over the Volvo anytime.
Post by Tanner Blackart on Sept 9, 2019 14:41:49 GMT -6
I absolutely love this story. It exemplifies what owning an Olds is like. Nothing else ever compares. If you ever have a chance to look at a 4th gen Toronado, you are going to see and feel the same things that the Aurora provides. Of course, the Aurora replaced the Toronado, do there is no surprise there...
Nice story, sadly recently I replaced my 01' V6 with a 2012 Impala LTZ with 56,000 KMs on it, yes Canada. My Aurora has seen better days but she is rotting away. The Impala is nice and its nice to be back in a W body again, my first car was 1994 Cutlass Supreme 4 Dr column shiftier 350000 Kms to an Intrigue that was written off by a drunk driver while I was asleep, to the Aurora, I wanted to experience one while I still could, to now. I wanted something rather new while still having gizmos and easy DIY/parts availability with a good automatic transmission. I have never been in a first gen Aurora but I have sat in one in a wreaking yard and it seems more decedent then a second gen but I like the look of a 2nd gen better not that the first is ugly by and means. I will always have a soft spot for early 90s GM cars and I will always adore the more recent gems to come out of Oldsmobile, the Aurora, the Tornado and the Cutlass Convertible, all very respectable cars from General Motors. If I had to pick a modern Oldsmobile I would say the Intrigue since it replaced the Cutlass and is more justifiable for one person to drive then the Aurora which I find to be a bit much if you will for just little old me but both cars have their cheap foibles of the early 2000s, I cannot comment on a 1st gen Aurora. However, I understand cars are cars and they are getting worse as time goes on if you compare them to these gems like the Aurora, as long as you buy them manufactures don't care, they break, buy a new one or sell your first born. Cars, especially these days do two things, to get you from A to B (hopefully) and suck money from you, when I purchased my Impala I could not justify the idea of buying a new car that is your daily driver, such a waste of money especially for someone my age if you actually sit down and do the math never mind what the dealer tried to sell you on top of that. Oldsmobile pride right here, never forget the rocket!
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2019 18:32:57 GMT -6 by derkach99