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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 02:07pm
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OT: WAY OT...Cars...

I'm gonna start looking for a new used car here pretty soon....Does anybody own a Saturn Aura?

I really like the look of this car and wondering if anybody has one.

The other one I like is the Pontiac G6....

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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 02:33pm
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I owned a Saturn about 10 yrs ago. It wasn't my best car. It was loud and underpowered and the engine & cooling system both suddenly went into near-death at around 115K miles. In fact it died twice twice on the way to the dealership lot of my next car. It had to make it there because I traded it in as part of the deal, when I finally made it to the lot it was steaming antifreeze... but that's another story & I understand Saturn has improved their quality since then.

http://www.edmunds.com/saturn/aura/2...FQUlHgodYW0ZaQ
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 02:59pm
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I suggest you get a Rolls Kanardly. It rolls down one side of a hill and kanardly get up the other.
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 03:01pm
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I suggest you get a Rolls Kanardly. It rolls down one side of a hill and kanardly get up the other.
You've done better..........
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 03:47pm
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Back to the original off-topic topic....

My wife and I bought a Saturn Outlook last summer. We love it.

While we were there, I test drove the Aura....if I could have, I would have bought that one too.

Comfortable, seemed to have adequate power, and roomy enough for five people. Nice smooth ride and easy to drive.

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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 04:04pm
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I'm gonna start looking for a new used car here pretty soon....Does anybody own a Saturn Aura?

I really like the look of this car and wondering if anybody has one.

The other one I like is the Pontiac G6....

Anybody....Beuller....Beuller....
You realize the Aura is a Opel design (German)...so in other words you would be driving a FIBA car.

i suggest a Toyota corolla as a great all round car....boring yes, but comfortable, extremely well made, good on gas, excellent dependability...and they make the just down the road from me in Cambridge Ontario.
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 04:29pm
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I actually own an Aura, and I've been happy with it so far.

Plusses: V-6 has good power and decent mileage (at least compared to the 4-cyl. Chrysler I had previously), quiet ride, roomy interior (for that size car), built-in XM.

Minuses: Trunk is slightly smaller than I expected - I cannot fit in 4 sets of golf clubs. Also, even though the interior looks nice and has some good features, there are some plastic parts that don't feel high-quality. (I guess that's probably not fair that I would want high-quality parts in a medium-quality vehicle, so it's probably not a big minus.)
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 06:56pm
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Minuses: Trunk is slightly smaller than I expected - I cannot fit in 4 sets of golf clubs.
Handled my gear without a problem!
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 07:59pm
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Handled my gear without a problem!
True, but only because I have the towing package.
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 08:03pm
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True, but only because I have the towing package.
You can tow with your package?
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 08:12pm
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Kanardly better if you ask me

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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 08:14pm
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You can tow with your package?
He's nuts if he thinks so.
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Old Thu Feb 28, 2008, 09:25pm
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Get either a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry. You'll thank me in 10 years when either is still running great and you have car decisions based on your wants and not your needs. My wife has an Accord and the only thing we've done to it outside of oil changes, 1 battery, and a set of tires is to have the dealer swap out the lifter arms for the hood. I think the Camry's V6 has a little more power, but the Accord's is fine. My wife's has a 200+ horsepower engine that's bomb proof. I remember when the Mustang V8 just broke 200 in the mid-80s!

I wouldn't buy a domestic car that has less than a V8 in it. I just don't think the American companies are turning out as good of cars as the imports. And import is really misleading as your Accord or Camry will almost certainly be made in the US.
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Old Fri Feb 29, 2008, 08:56am
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I have a friend who has a G5 (same as the G6 but smaller) and she loves it. Lots of room both inside and the trunk, lots of power and handles well. She said that she'd definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking.

Hope this helps.
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Old Fri Feb 29, 2008, 12:09pm
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I would have to agree about the Corolla. I've had mine about 7 years, and I've put just under 200,000 miles on it. Nice car. Easy on gas. Reliable as you can get.
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