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Old 01-18-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Well, Jim W has recruited yet another member to the Aurora! I purchased today a 2001 V6 model for $13,000. It has 38,000 miles on it too with a 2 year extended warranty!
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Stability Control (basically stabilitrak)
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Anyway, onto the pictures.. Sorry about the low quality of some of them. the camera started doing funky things once it got cold.














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Old 01-18-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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wow thats one nice car!!! those are the cars with the really bright back bumper lights that are always on. does that V6 need premium fuel?
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Looks great!
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o and do u have supercharge withdraw? how does the power compaired to ur old car?
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wow thats one nice car!!! those are the cars with the really bright back bumper lights that are always on. does that V6 need premium fuel?
yep. it has those rear fog lights so people can see you more easily in heavy fog. The V6 can run regular gas and gets good gas mileage, one of the reasons I decided to get this instead of another supercharged car. the available power was really nice to have but I hardly used it. I hope I don't regret the purchase just because I have a weaker engine now. It is however almost the same as a non supercharged Bonneville. The 3.5 has 215 horsepower @6000 RPM and 230 FT-LBS of torque @4,000 RPM. The Aurora has a slight edge on my brother'* Bonneville in passing power. His is a 2000 SLE. I'm sure I can get used to it though but the sheer acceleration the 3800 provided will be missed.
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Thats nice man! I love that front end, it looks tough!
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I'll sure as hell miss that Riviera. I'd still hit the Aurora though
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That'* very nice! I love the color.

Those 3.5s are very quick. I'm not sure what the torque difference is from the L36, but when I test drove an Intrigue before we bought the Bonnie I was pleasantly surprised! I heard that the 3.5s don't have significant longevity.

What'd you do with the Riv?
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Great car!

And what a price!!!!!!
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the Riviera will be going up for sale soon. It'* sitting in the garage right now though. I just need to de-mod it and return it to factory to sell. I really don't want to sell it though.
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