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Old 08-30-2004, 12:02 PM   #11
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Been there, read that, got the mug and t-shirt :P But thanks anyway
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:59 PM   #13
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Been there, read that, got the mug and t-shirt :P But thanks anyway
"All I got was this stupid sticker"
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UPDATE: Went to look at it, owners' son'* wife let me in and let me start it up and rev it a few times, although I didn't get to talk to the owners.

It'* got 116k-something on it, color'* a kind of deep orangish-red, looks awesome

Except...

The roof paint is coming up, like it reacted with the UV rays or something, looks like my mom'* old 95 Jetta, though not near as bad. Luckily confined to roof area, which isn't that big considering the body style and sunroof The paint looks fairly faded in some spots, though, and if nothing else it'* crying for a good washing and waxing. Scratch that, pleading for it Mainly the waxing part. Has a few dings here and there. Oh yeah, and I know the owners, I know they don't smoke (at least I'm pretty sure), and their son doesn't, but his wife does, and she'* been driving it for a few months now, I suspect :( Ashes in the ash tray, although, thankfully, I detected only very minimal smoke smell Interior is a little dirty, too. Shampoo will fix those last two gripes

"So what do ya think, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"
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Well, I'm biased, but did you like it?

I would definitely state some kind of interest and take it out for a test drive first, then we can talk more

Did you search for V rated tires and the RPO codes?
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Okay, next time I go look at it, what do I look for, again? What codes and otherwise? Oh yeah, and I didn't check, but does it have lumbar adjustment? Because otherwise the back support is a little too stiff for me Hehe, the Bonnie'* front seats are much better
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The seats are very different, the 95-99 Aurora seats can now be found in the 2003+ Bonneville. They have dual lumbar support and dual mode heated seats (however that may not apply for you in FL) they also have door mounted power seat adjustments which is really nice.

The leather quality is far nicer, and is not prone to cracking. The downside, is they are smaller then Bonneville seats and lack in the bolstering department. I'm not a big guy so I dont worry about such things.

You are looking for 2 RPO codes, QQX (V-rated tires) and KV4 (3.71:1 tranny gearing) this option has a 140 mph speed limiter (what you see is what you get). Its more revvy and helps compensate for the less low RPM tq feeling that the DOHC engine doesnt deliver. The peak TQ and HP is felt at higher RPM, up near 4500, the car kinda goes wild at 4500 RPM.
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Here...read this

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...%20vs%20aurora

A classic thread
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Thanks, I'll be sure to look for those codes I appreciate the help, Jim, expecially despite my comments about you guys in the Great White Assho... uh, North... You Canadians sure can take a friendly ribbing, hehe
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Hehe, been reading the INCREDIBLY LONG thread you sent me to, Jim. Lol, why was everyone having such a hissy over you getting that Aurora? Lol, it'* still GM after all At least you didn't decide to go over to the REAL dark side and buy some Jap crap :P
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