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Old 08-23-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
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I found a '96 for sale in the paper for $3700. Anything to watch out for in that year?
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Fuel pressre regulator, but thats common for all classic Aurori (95-99), easy fix, they fixed the oil gasket problem after 95.

I have a 96.5 and its been pretty good to me, radiator was major, but all cars need a rad replaced. for more info

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6 or 8 cyl... or was the 8 standard stuff until the current generation of 'rora?
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The 250 HP/260 tq 4.0L DOHC V8 Aurora engine was available as the only powerplant from 95-99. Minor tweaking happend each year, but it essentially remained the same. In 2001 Oldsmobile introduced the smaller less powerful 215 HP V6 DOHC Shorstar engine only because the car got 167 lbs lighter. The 4.0L became more and more rare with each passing year (phasing out of the line)

The BEST Aurora to own IMO is the 2003 Final 500 Aurora (I want one SO bad!) Good luck finding one
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The 250 HP/260 tq 4.0L DOHC V8 Aurora engine was available as the only powerplant from 95-99. Minor tweaking happend each year, but it essentially remained the same. In 2001 Oldsmobile introduced the smaller less powerful 215 HP V6 DOHC Shorstar engine only because the car got 167 lbs lighter. The 4.0L became more and more rare with each passing year (phasing out of the line)

The BEST Aurora to own IMO is the 2003 Final 500 Aurora (I want one SO bad!) Good luck finding one
Brings up a good point...was there no Aurora production in 2000? I've suspected that for a while now, but not being an Aurora follower, never researched it.
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Not produced in 2000, not sure why. Never looked into it that much, the second gen despite its higher revving tranny and "upgraded" interior doesnt appeal to me all that much...unless its a final 500
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Uh yea, what he said... dang it Jim, you are too fast in responding to these Aurora posts!
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Feel free Scotty...please add your thoughts.
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Now come on, you know I know next-to-nothing about Auroras next to you... but I still like to pipe up sometimes since I happen to own one.

Anyway glorkar, I'd say that sounds like a pretty sweet deal for a '96. The '95'* had more issues with the new body style, but I don't know about anything else (that Jim didn't mention already) about the later years. PICS!?
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Too late. The guy called me back and said that it sold already Doesn't suprise me. There'* also a 95 for $2600, but that one has 140,000 miles. And if I'm buying a different car, I like to keep the mileage at or around 100,000 you know.
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