I would like to start a thread listing each member, their model year, features, mods etc. Hopefully we can compile a good running list from our members that will translate to a Member page on our new site.
Jim W 1996 Diamond White Aurora (late build)
Option Package includes:
Autobahn Acoustimass audio Cold Weather package Gold trim Moonroof
Mileage as of 04/05 : 170 000 kms (~105 000 miles)
Dark Cherry Metallic exterior Neutral w/Dark Neutral Accents interior
Purchased Brand New April 30th, 2003 from Oldsmobile Dealer
Options on my Final 500:
-Collector's Edition Package -Passenger Comfort Package -Convenience Package -All-Weather Package (standard on V8 models) -Heated Seats -Power Sunroof -8-Speaker BOSE sound system -12-Disc CD Changer
Options I DON'T have:
-Navigation Radio (did not want nor need it) -Gold Package (not available on Final 500s) -Engine Block Heater (wanted it but dealer didn't order it for me...made me MAD , but I'm over it now : -White Diamond paint (not available on Final 500s)
Performance and Cosmetic Modifications:
-None (will ALWAYS stay factory!!!....Remember, this is a COLLECTOR'S car ;D)
1996 Diamond White owned since 2003 - I love this car! 134,000 km's All options including: Autobahn pkg Gold pkg Bose Acoustimass w/ 12cd changer Sunroof
Aurora just had it's first tune-up Work/repairs since owned: - new rear shocks - new air cond. compressor - Silverstars - new tranny fluid/gaskets, etc.. (preventative maint) - new front brakes Use only Mobil 1
None... I had some all ready to go (parts), but the car's not coming with me to college this September so I'm not putting any money into it.
Mileage: 70k as of July, 2005.
Repairs since ownership (@ 57k miles/October 2004):
Re-machined rear rotors and replaced front rotors and replaced both headlights @ 58k Replaced engine & related parts & A/C Compressor (rod shot through it! @ 63k (from a totalled 41k 2001 3.5L Aurora) Replaced A/C Compressor again and cruise control thingy @ 70k (brand new parts)
Currently has ~125,000 miles probably about 76000 on engine or therabouts
Stock wheels and tires (for now) Stock radio (for now)
Replaced Items: Trunk Lid reflector panel Plugs Wires Coils Battery Other items before I bought it
Perf. Mods Fram Air Hog More to come ;D
Tinted windows: 35%front, 15%sides and back
Future wishlist New wheels (newer aurora maybe, will they fit) Exhaust system Airbrushing body, few small scratches possible stereo upgrade, maybe. Im still young
Thats about it...Not too much you can do to an already perfect car
Somewhere between styling a car that looked more like a Cruise Missile than a sedan and dropping in a 32-valve, 250 hp, DOHC V8, the Aurora engineers broke the traditional rules for luxury-performance sedans, and got pulled over. Fortunately, however, they managaed to talk their way out of it. Lucky you. Aurora by Oldsmobile.
2001 4.0, Cherry Metallic. 57K. I didn't buy it until this month but I have the original window sticker. Retailed at $36,415 new, which means somebody paid a good 400/month lease for it. Extras were:
Sunroof Moisture Sensitive Wipers Electrochromic Mirror w/Compass Rear Storage Armrest Heated Seats Personalization features 17" Aluminum Wheels (which I thought were standard) Precision Control System
no mods - yet. Just a pretty face with teeth.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2005 22:43:35 GMT -6 by flintoid
Post by crashmedic on Mar 19, 2006 21:55:09 GMT -6
1997 black exterior black interior
2nd owner purchased June 2005 113,000 miles now has 121,000 miles.
options: gold package and sunroof
repairs done: ac compressor ( day i purchased it, dealer repaired ) serpentine belt spark plugs ( bosch platinum ) air filter I have all service records from original owner from day she was bought new.
no mods yet, just driving it and lovin it
1997 Aurora - Decommisioned 8/6/2009 1990 Beretta GT 3.1 5speed 1972 Nova SS w/Skyroof 2005 Dodge Magnum RT Hemi
to be fixed: parking brake(no tension goes right to the floor with ease), bolth rear windows which have yet to be opened, stereo which plays only on right side and does not play cds or tapes, another radiator hose, and fog light button(missing).
looking forward: Id like to learn more about the K & N filters and a possible paint job.... im getting rust by the gas tank and "rocker panels" thinking about a midnight blue color