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    TaHoE's 2002 Olds Aurora 3.5 - MORE PICS

    Hey everybody. I just washed, waxed, and rewaxed the Aurora on Sunday, and what do you know? Monday, Tuesday, and Today is all rainy. Well, I was able to take pictures, but yet again, my attempts at taking pictures of my new car with a washed coat are foiled yet again. Anyway, here are some more pics, and well as full specs:

    2002 Oldsmobile Aurora Sedan
    3.5 Liter Twin Cam V6 Engine
    4-Speed Automatic Transmission
    Exterior: Cappuccino
    Interior: Neutral Leather
    EPA City: 18
    EPA Hwy: 27
    Observed Mileage: 18.7

    Standard Equipment:

    | Safety |
    Driver & Front Passenger, Frontal and Side-Impact Air Bags
    OnStar Communcations System
    Antilock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    Daytime Running Lamps
    Front and Rear Fog Lamps
    Electronic Cruise Control
    Electric Rear Window Defogger
    Remote Keyless Entry w/ Power Trunk Release

    | Mechanical |
    3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine
    w/ 215HP and 230lb/ft torque
    4-Speed Automatic Transmission
    with electronic Controls
    Magnasteer Speed Sensitive Steering
    4-Wheel independent suspension with Automatic Leveling
    16" Alluminum Wheels
    P225/60R16 Tires
    Battery Rundown Protection
    Tire Inflation Monitor

    | Comfort & Convenience |
    AM/FM/CD w/ Cassette with Six Speakers
    Automatic Climate Control with Outside Temp display
    Driver/Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirrors
    Driver Information System
    Power Outside Mirrors with Memory and Heated Defogger
    Leather Wrapped tilt steering wheel with Audio & Climate Controls
    Rear Seat Pass-Tru to Trunk
    Trunk Cargo Net
    Air Filtration System
    Frong and Rear Floor Mats
    Delayed "Theatre Style" Illuminated Entry and Exit

    | Other Items Included |
    Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips
    LATCH Attachements
    Electrochromatic Mirror

    Optional Equipment:

    Convenience Group -
    Includes Memory Seat & Outisde Mirror Controls, Universal Garage Door Opener, Auto Moisture-Sensitive Windshield Wipers & Electrochromatic Mirror with Compass. Cost when new: $565.00

    Passenger Comfort Package - Includes Eight-Way power passenger seat with power lumbar adjust. Rear storage armrest and dual zone HVAC system with rear air outlet, Driver/Passenger Heated Front seats. Cost when new: $345.00

    50-State Low Emission Vehicle- $0.00

    Standard Vehicle Price (When New) $30,805
    Options (When New): $1,350
    Destination Charge: $670.00
    Total Purchase Price (When new): $32,825

    Current Estimated Value: ~$12,000
    Purchase Price: $10,200

    ...and now for the Pictures:















    I have to say, I absolutely love the wheels, much more than the optional chrome ones actually. I also love the fact that the trunk and rear of the car look so small, while the trunk is actually HUGE! I am really considering getting a slight tint to the windows. Nothing severe, just a slight tint, and perhaps ugrading the DRLs. I do have this strange noise coming from the back whenever I go over small tiny potholes in the road, it sounds slightly metallic, but other than that, with all of the problems fixed, this car is am amazing value, and great fun to drive and easily the best looking G-Body GM ever made.
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    Re: TaHoE's 2002 Olds Aurora 3.5 - MORE PICS

    The hood logo is upside-down.

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    Re: TaHoE's 2002 Olds Aurora 3.5 - MORE PICS

    Quote Originally Posted by televisiontim
    The hood logo is upside-down.
    Wow, that's strange. I never even noticed that before.

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    Very nice car Tahoe! Its a beaut, and it seems to be in great condition. Kinda weird about the hood logo though. Iv always been a fan of this car for its looks, it seems to european.

    But where are the interior photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCSonoma
    It is!

    Is that pictured @ LIU?
    Yes! How did you know? Are you stalking me? Lol. It's at the CW Post Campus, of LIU, which is where I go to school (Last Year!!).

    Xeper (and whomever else is interested), here are some of the original pics (parked behind my Tahoe), including interior shots. The interior just got super dirty due to all the dirt, so I wouldn't take pictures of it just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCSonoma
    I was just by there....on Northern Blvd???

    I have a great aunt/uncle in Oyster Bay Cove, and cousins in Huntington, Garden City & Floral Park...
    Yup, Northern Blvd! You should have told me, Im here all the time!

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    Re: TaHoE's 2002 Olds Aurora 3.5 - MORE PICS

    Hey great shots! She is a beauty.

    I've toyed with the idea of buying an nice inexpensive near luxury 4 door and the Aurora always comes to the top of the list. I love that car.

    My wife and some friends went to Post. Very nice campus.

    Weird thing about the hood emblem. I wonder if the hood was damaged and repaired?
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    That's what CW Post looks like? Why is it so deserted?

    lol @ the badge.


    Nice car. I remember liking that generation when I was in college.

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    Nice car Tahoe. My Ma had a 2001 with the 3.5, same color, before the Accord. She ADORED that car. She still talks about how much she loved it and misses it, even with it being quite a bit problematic for her, which is why she got the Accord. We really did enjoy the car a lot, though. It was the car I started to drive in. Felt like I could drive anything after mastering that beast, haha.

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    Re: TaHoE's 2002 Olds Aurora 3.5 - MORE PICS

    One of the last legendary greats built by Olds. Looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61
    That's what CW Post looks like? Why is it so deserted?

    lol @ the badge.


    Nice car. I remember liking that generation when I was in college.
    Well, the campus is pretty large, but the pics were taken at 7am at the end of August on a College campus. Im pretty sure you can put 2 and 2 together.

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    Hey, TaHoE, sorry to revive this thread, but I wanted to compliment you on the Olds, its a very nice car.


    Also LIU is quite a nice campus. I just started high school this year though. lol

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    Re: TaHoE's 2002 Olds Aurora 3.5 - MORE PICS

    The Aurora was always GM's nicest sedan (their ONLY nice sedan imho). It's the only GM product I would have ever actually considered buying. My cousin owns one, wine-colored with the Northstar. Other than some tranny probs, it's been reliable. I've driven it a few times and loved the dashboard and how quiet it was. It almost didn't even feel like a GM car. The dash materials weren't like those I've experienced in other GM sedans (admittedly mostly rentals). I liked its quirky, individual styling, even those huge Saturn-esque headlight pods. The only thing I didn't like about the styling was the blobbiness of the rear license plate nacelle, and the tacky inset rear fog lights in the bumper.

    I found it a very competent car, as nice as any large FWD car can get. They have atrocious depreciation, although that means they can be picked up secondhand at incredible prices. I've seen '04 models listed for $9-10k.

    I suspect the Aurora failed because the Oldsmobile tag was either too old-fashioned, or in the case of the upscale buyers the Aurora was chasing, too downmarket. Shame either way; it deserved to succeed.

    Nice ride, TaHoe, I know you'll enjoy owning it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerMRK
    Hey, TaHoE, sorry to revive this thread, but I wanted to compliment you on the Olds, its a very nice car.


    Also LIU is quite a nice campus. I just started high school this year though. lol
    Thanks Killer. Post's campus is awesome. It's really one of the biggest draw on tours (I'm an Ambassador). Most of the comments talk about how beautiful the Campus is. I can't wait until fall.

    Quote Originally Posted by t-rex
    The Aurora was always GM's nicest sedan (their ONLY nice sedan imho). It's the only GM product I would have ever actually considered buying. My cousin owns one, wine-colored with the Northstar. Other than some tranny probs, it's been reliable. I've driven it a few times and loved the dashboard and how quiet it was. It almost didn't even feel like a GM car. The dash materials weren't like those I've experienced in other GM sedans (admittedly mostly rentals). I liked its quirky, individual styling, even those huge Saturn-esque headlight pods. The only thing I didn't like about the styling was the blobbiness of the rear license plate nacelle, and the tacky inset rear fog lights in the bumper.

    I found it a very competent car, as nice as any large FWD car can get. They have atrocious depreciation, although that means they can be picked up secondhand at incredible prices. I've seen '04 models listed for $9-10k.

    I suspect the Aurora failed because the Oldsmobile tag was either too old-fashioned, or in the case of the upscale buyers the Aurora was chasing, too downmarket. Shame either way; it deserved to succeed.

    Nice ride, TaHoe, I know you'll enjoy owning it!
    I must agree with you, the rear seems to be the weakest part of the car design-wise, particularly the parts you mentioned. But I am glad it depreciated, otherwise I'd have to get a Yaris or something...ugh...
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    Truely a great looking car, congrats!

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