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Old 07-30-2004, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default The saga ends... I HAVE A NEW CAR! Update: PICS!

And so the story ends (or is it just beginning?), 5 weeks and 6 borrowed/rented cars after my Bonny engine fire fiasco that started back on June 20th.

I am the proud new owner of a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora, purchased with 53,777 miles... just rolled over to 54k today. In my earlier posts about my situation, I mentioned that I would buy another Bonneville or an Aurora depending on which one I found first with the right price and features. And this one I couldn't refuse!


This is not my actual car, but looks almost just like it... I don't have my own digitals uploaded yet due to PC problems at home.

This car rides smoother than I ever could have imagined, even better than my Bonny. My '99 Aurora has a myriad of features and options that I did not have on my '98 Bonny SLE as well. Here are a few, off the top of my head:

- Leather interior, power sunroof, traction control, auto-dim rearview mirror w/ compass
- Multi-way dual heated power seats, with memory settings for 2 drivers
- Digital information center with everything you could possibly want to know
- Stock head unit with both CD and cassette, sounds better than the Pontiac system too (due to higher placement of the front tweeters, I think)
- Disc brakes all around, slightly wider stock tires
- 8 cylinders vs. 6 cylinders
- 250hp instead of 205hp
- And Jim, I found QQX in my RPO codes... Autobahn package!

I would like to thank everyone for their help and suggestions throughout my ordeal. My insurance company is suing GM for the amount they paid me, and with any luck I'll get my $250 deductible back (although I'm not counting on that). As much as I would like to commence with pic whorage at this point (since anyone who hasn't seen every crevice of Jim'* Aurora ought to see mine ), I cannot b/c my home computer'* power supply went *kaput* so PC-no-boot right now... hence, no transferring digital pictures until I get it fixed. I'll work on that and hopefully have something in "My Ride" soon!
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very nice!! ill miss that bonne though... no more torque stars...
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As much as I would like to commence with pic whorage at this point (since anyone who hasn't seen every crevice of Jim'* Aurora ought to see mine )


that'* funny!

awesome dude,..good luck. sharp car. you gonna change you name to jim w jr.?
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Your SLE had 205 HP bud. 45 HP increase.

Now the torque on the other hand....

Not bad, not my #1, but at a good deal i wouldn't hesitate.
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Nice looking Aurora. Now we just need some more Riviera owners to help even it out some. lol. I'm still the only active one on here.
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Your SLE had 205 HP bud. 45 HP increase.
How about that... better than I thought! (original post corrected) Don't know why I had 225 in my head...

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Nice looking Aurora.
Thanks... and mine looks even better than the one I have pictured. I'm shopping for a new power supply for my PC as we speak, so I can show 'er off!
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What can I say...add another to the foray..err ya!

Congrats Scotty...I wait patiently to see yours
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Now the torque on the other hand....
better across the range, poorer off the line

but i'm sure the QQX package has the gearing to make up for a lot of it



Auroras are niiiiiiiiiice.
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Very nice!! So yours is green? Close to the same shade as your SLE (RIP)??

Pics!!! Need pics!!!
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Must... have... pics! We wants them! We NEEDS them! We... must... HAVE THEM! AHHHHH!
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