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Old 08-24-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hey folks...ok, heres the deal.



I went to take a look at a 1996 Aurora with 120 000km or 74 000 miles on the ticker. It had: leather seat, power everything, moonroof, heated seats, 12 disc in truck Delco CD changer, leather wheel with envionmental and stereo controls, remote entry/security. It was Pearl white with 16" Aurora rims wrapped with 235/60?/R16'* from Michelin. 4.0L V8 dual exhaust.

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Base engine 4.0-liter dohc 32v V8
Horsepower @ rpm 250 @ 5600
Torque, lb.-ft. @ rpm 260 @ 4400
EPA Fuel Economy, mpg city/hwy 17/26
Standard transmission 4-speed automatic
Optional transmission NA
Wheelbase 113.8 in.
Length/width/height 205.4/74.4/55.4 in.
Track, f/r 62.5/62.6 in.
Turning circle 41.0 ft.
Head/hip/legroom, f 38.4/55.1/42.6 in.
Head/hip/legroom, r 36.9/55.8/38.4 in.
Max. cargo volume 16.1 cu. ft.
Suspension, f/r ind./ind.
Min curb weight 3967 lbs.
Towing capacity 1000 lbs.
Tires P235/60R-16
Brakes, F/R disc/disc
Fuel capacity 20 gal.
Basic warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
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The guy wants 10 000 CDN, but is willing to haggle down. I think I can get 2500 CDN for my Bonneville, based on its condtion, mods and mileage.

So...basically I want input, do I consider or do I keep my Bonneville and wait to see if a 96+ SC'd comes around.

Oh and what is more to insure...Aurora or Bonneville?

Thanks folks...have at it...please
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Wait for the supercharged! Good things come to those who wait
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I like those Auroras. I personally would wait because just my luck I would buy that and a week later see an SSEi for sale.
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Riiiiight!
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What kinda performance can you get out of the Cadillac tuned 4.0L V8 all aluminum mill thats in there...it does a respectable 8.2 * in the 0-60?

A nice intake option would be nice...maybe turbo? intercooler?
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Hard to decide fellers


Thats the car...exact same
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No HUD, No supercharger, no air pump, no accesory kit. What am I doing? Your a grown man. YOu can make your own decisions. If you want the Ville get it. If you want the Aurora, get that. Whatever makes you happy and thats in your budget
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Ya..I know what it doesn't have, lets compare what the 2 have vs each other....

Gimme some insights on what the advantages are based on what both cars are stocked with....
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Bonneville 1996

Daytime running lights
12-way seating
performance shift
computer command ride
compass on dash
hud
accesory kit


Aurora 1996

DUal climate control
heated seats opt.
steering wheel climate control and fan speed
CD and tape deck
memory seating
i will edit some more later, I have to go.
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Bear in mind this is a LOADED Aurora

TaylorD....you had one..whats your call?
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