I had a customer come in today that bought an 07 Aura off of me a little over two years ago. his was one of the first on the lot when the Aura came out. He loved the car and still loves it. His 27 month lease is up and he came to see me for another one. he said he "wanted an 09 no matter 'what the lease cost was'. I ran a payment for him and it was less then he was paying for his old one. He drove the car and said it was too loud and wanted to know why it was louder than his previous 07' model year. When I explained about the deletion of the front windshield triple laminate, he walked away from it.
He had no issue with the deleted chrome strip on the side or the cheap blinker sound. He is going to look at a buick, hopefully they can keep him, but he really liked his Aura. I have a feeling he won't be the last.