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Old 09-13-2004, 12:41 PM   #31
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Our Auroras are front-wheel drive, and the premium fuel debate will go on forever (just like it has here for SSEi'*)... the gauge says "Premium Fuel Only" so most of us stick with 90+, but some newer model manuals say 87 is okay as long as you don't mind the performance downgrade and severe engine pinging does not result. Here'* the latest discussion on this very topic at ACNA.

I'd consider an extended warranty on the Aurora also, depending on your money situation. Then you don't have to worry about those doo-hickeys breaking!
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I'll 2nd, 3rd and 4th everything Scotty says here.

Aurora CAN and WILL get expense to repair, its essentially a Cadillac, and unless yer a pro not a DIY car.

I love the car and wont pass it up, just bein real with ya.
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I'll 2nd, 3rd and 4th everything Scotty says here.

Aurora CAN and WILL get expense to repair, its essentially a Cadillac, and unless yer a pro not a DIY car.

I love the car and wont pass it up, just bein real with ya.
agreed. much more upscale than a bonneville as well
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Interesting, the bit on the warranty. Never done anything like that before. How does it work? I might consider getting an extended warranty, if the price is right, but I have no idea how they work. A little help for the dunce? Lol, thanks
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Uh, okay, I just read that topic on the Olds club, and... uh, hehe, is regular okay? I couldn't discern a definitive conclusion, lol :P I mean, it won't screw up the engine to put in 87 regular or maybe 89 plus, right? And acceleration isn't hurt by that much with just regular instead of premium, right? Hey, I'm a kid, and I need to do my best to save money Would 89 octane work better, and be worth the price difference? I heard it is oftentimes just regular and plus mixed together, but whatever... Any thoughts? Thanks again, guys
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Interesting, the bit on the warranty. Never done anything like that before. How does it work? I might consider getting an extended warranty, if the price is right, but I have no idea how they work. A little help for the dunce? Lol, thanks
My warranty is called Wynn'* Extended Care (apparently a division of Wynn'* Oil Company), but can only be purchased through participating dealers. For private-party sales, type "extended warranty" into Google and you'll have more than your share of companies to choose from. Just make sure whatever company you choose is reputable, licensed and insured, and has decent customer service. But be advised that a decent warranty ain't cheap, but it'll hopefully save you money and hassle in the future.

As far as the premium fuel issue, it'* like I said... the debate will never end. The more people you ask, the more will support both sides of the issue. I personally am sticking with 90-octane for the most part, because it'* *almost* premium grade and I can get it a few places for only a couple pennies more than 87-octane.
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BIG UPDATE: I went to go talk to the guy about it today. It looks like, barring any unforseen circumstances, I'm probably going to get the car

On top of what I've already said, I found out a few more things:

Original owner was a smoker (hence the small burn marks he showed me on the A pillar on the driver'* side. Not bad, hardly can notice 'em) and the guy had it until 80k, when Al got it. He drove it for about a year and put on 36k miles in that time. Got the oil changes done and all on time, got 4 new tires recently, too (he says it pulls a little to the right, though; gonna have him check that out before we take posession) replaced the water pump and pulley recently, and is selling it due to having too many cars Wish I had that problem, lol... Anyway, he just bought an '86 El Camino SS and, along with their '96 Sedan DeVille, that'* enough cars for them I have 1k, my Bonne'* worth $1200, I'd say, as she is, and my wonderful mom is going to put in $800, which makes $3000 cash I'm gonna offer him. He wants $3500, but I think he would probably take $3000 cash, on the spot My mom is also going to front the money from my Bonne until I can get it sold, which she insisted be SOON. She says it'* my birthday present; no complaints Before we exchange keys for cash, though, I'm gonna have my mechanic check it over, and my mom wants to test drive it, since Al doesn't want me to because I'm under 25 and his insurance would have a cardiac if something were to happen. Oh yeah, and he said it was a '96 (gonna check that out with the codes on the door frame, just to be sure) And it doesn't have the Autobahn package :( Oh well, he wound it out; the acceleration was DEFINITELY adequate, to say the least! Heck, he said he raced a newer model Vette in the thing; it kept up with the Vette all the way to 115. Then the governor kicked in But still, a very applaudable accomplishment, nonetheless

Still gotta check the details of my plan over with him, however. And get my mechanic to give her a clean bill of health. Still, though, I say again (partially because I love the quote :P )

"So whaddya say? Is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"
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Oh yeah, forgot: He said he uses plus in it, 89 octane, and has never had a lick of trouble with pinging or anything. So I guess I use plus That'* okay. Just didn't want to use premium if I didn't have to, that'* all...
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I'm still an advocate for the use of premium fuel in the Aurora, but..hey whatever, 10.3:1 compression and better performance its worth the few dollars, anyhow.

You need a Hunter Road Force alignment if the car pulls while driving. Any alignment place wont do a correct job. But, its worth it, you will enjoy the first gen Magnasteer.

Take care of that Aurora, and welcome to the "other dark side"
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A WHAT? Hunter Road Force whatchamacallit? Where the hell do you get that done? he said he thought it was the tires, but I guess you know better... Uh, what do I tell him about that? Oh, and how much does that COST???
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