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Old 09-01-2004, 03:24 AM   #21
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i saw the more than a dozen page post to and got scared and ran away...

he was prolly the first on the site to go from a bonneville to something else, glad to see that others have followed in the right direction, if chosen
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heh, you shoulda seen the chit get disturbed when I considered a Mazda Millenia * , I took my flak but I dont care, its a wonderful car once you learn to appreciate it.
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Amen!
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Hell yes!!! Very nice car, and ladies LOVE IT!!!!
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Hell yes!!! Very nice car, and ladies LOVE IT!!!!
I'll second that notion
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Well, gonna call them tomorrow, hopefully I can get things rolling Damn Frances, delaying my plans... I'm gonna take it to my mechanic before I get real serious and start talking prices, though. What should I have him look for? Oil leaks, where specifically? I'm pretty sure he'll know what to look for, he'* good. He spotted the oil leak in my Bonne before I bought it, knew exactly where to look for it My dad was telling me about how the owner probably drove the thing. He'* not a wholly typical old person, unfortunately :P He does maintenence when it'* due, but doesn't do a whole lot of preventative maintenence. He fixes things when they need to be fixed, that'* about it. He just recently replaced the water pump, I've been told. And he drive'* fast, i'm told. He didn't waste her abilities, it seems Not a typical "old person", but he still took decent care of the car, it seems, just not the kind of obsessive care we all like to see a previous owner give Can't really admonish, in the end, because I hope I'll have the same mentality when I'm his age I also just realized, too... isn't around 100-120k miles the mileage when parts start to break? How have the Aurora owners on this site faired when hitting this kind of mileage? Although the Aurora would definitely be a step up from my Bonne, and would be far worthier of having money spent on it (hey, don't get angry, just looking at KBB prices and all I still like Bonnevilles :P ) The parts are still expensive, and I can't afford anything major, not for the first few months, at least, and I have to hope I don't have multiple expensive things break, if anything does. That would be bad :( But it still seems to be a good buy, if it lives up to my expectation on price and condition. Well, got anything to say, guys? lol...
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At 100K miles, I would be looking for things like fouled plugs, bad/old wires, dirty TB that kinda maintenance thing. If you feel the car is the right deal, and you feel you can handle the expense of an Aurora then I say go for it.
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Hmmm, gotcha. But that'* all routine maintenence stuff, with fairly low repair costs, right? Like under $100? None of that stuff is bad on labor time, I take it? All those fancy items and electronic doowackeys sound awful cool, but also awfully expensive to fix. I'm just nervous, I guess... I had an '85 Cadillac Sedan Deville, and it took me for a ride with the repairs it cost me :( I was able to afford them, but I made no headway in my finances because of that thing. Earn money, put it in the bank, spend it on car repairs, rinse and repeat. It was depressing. However, the car was fun as hell to drive, lol :P Felt like an, ahem, "tru gangsta" in that car Nevermind the fact I'm a blond haired very white man, I still felt cool driving it In all fairness, though, it was just about the worst year ever for Cadillac on the engineering front (transverse-mounted V8 with no dogbone? GM, what were you thinking???) and the thing had over 180,000 miles on her (although she had a new engine put in her @ 100k miles) So... I'm hoping the situations are as different from one another as they sound
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Oh yeah, the Aurora isn't real-wheel drive, is it? Was just wondering...
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Oh yeah, and one more thing, lol :P Does the Aurora require only premium fuel? You know, not regular (87 octane) or plus (89 octane), but the low 90s octane premium? I've heard that it needs premium from one source, and another said it was only recommended, and no I'll effect would come from running regular or plus instead of premium. So, which source is right?
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