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Forum: Aura General 06-17-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By Emanuel
Re: How do I get my Aura paint color?

I bought GM touch up paint for my Aura from a chevy dealer. The Aura color code (for my car) is also used on other GM cars.
Forum: Aura General 06-14-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,121
Posted By Emanuel
Happy Re: Need For New Struts? Different Tires?

I have been extremely well pleased with Bridgestone potenza re960 tires. I have used these tires (and their predecessor re950) on 2 L cars since 2002. Outstanding ride and handling and good wear.
...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 05-14-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,340
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Orphan GM Division Owners Leave GM

I would still lean towards a GM car, but not with the loyalty I had for Saturn.

My reasons for favoring a GM product are as follows:

1. My 2009 Aura is the prototypical 'new GM' car, and I well...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 05-14-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,855
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Do repair shops at dealerships use after market parts?

Independents can get oem parts.

My choice between going to a dealer or an indie is the quality of the service the specific shops provide. I found the quality of Saturn service to have been...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-27-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Forbes got it right

The Astra used the Family I ecotec - cast iron block, aluminum head, timing belt.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-26-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Emanuel
SASPs - Good News

In shopping around for a suitable replacement for my Saturn Dealer's excellent service, I have tried 3 Chevy dealers who are Saturn Authorized Service Providers.

My impression is that the SASPs...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-26-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Forbes got it right

Actually, the L was not a clone of other GM US cars; It was based on the Opel Vectra.

The L was the first GM US car to get the Family II Ecotec engine. This is now GM's global 4 cyl engine.
...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-26-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Forbes got it right

All True.

Compounding this, Saturn botched the marketing of the L series. The car should have been positioned as a sports sedan (as GM finally did with the 2011 Buick Regal). This would have...
Forum: Aura General 02-11-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,997
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Stange noise, please help

You are correct; I was looking at the layout of the engine compartment fuse box.

How do I open the cabin fuse box? The side panel has no place to grab it and I don't want to force it.
Forum: Aura General 02-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,997
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Stange noise, please help

Thanks Greenman. Great idea.

I checked the owners manual (P 5-97). Apparentlythere are 16 relays in this fuse box.

Good chance it is one of these. I'll check it when the noise acts up again.
Forum: Aura General 02-11-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,997
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Stange noise, please help

Thanks.

You are correct; I have not determined that it is coming from inside the cabin.

What does the relay in the fusebox do?
Forum: Aura General 02-10-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,997
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Stange noise, please help

Greenman, Onefuncar, thank you for your replies.

The sound is not affected by changing the blower speed or even turning it off.

I tried damping all potential noise sources I could think of in...
Forum: Aura General 02-10-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,997
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Stange noise, please help

I have not asked the dealer about it yet.

With the care I received from Saturn, I would have asked their service dept first. However, the chevy SASP runs their service dept like a 'puppy mill'....
Forum: Aura General 02-10-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,997
Posted By Emanuel
Stange noise, please help

I have an 09 4 cyl Aura XR with < 10,000 miles

It has an intermittent noise; that is the car will be quiet for several hundred miles driving, and then the noise will appear for another 100 or so...
Forum: Aura General 11-23-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,685
Posted By Emanuel
dexos oil

I went for a complementary oil change today at the chevy dealer. I asked about the new GM spec dexos oil and was told they would use it and charge me about $1 / qt additional.

I reset the mpg...
Forum: Aura General 10-27-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By Emanuel
Re: 2007 Aura xe

I would like to see any service and maintenance records on the car. How often was the oil changed? Was the transmission fluid changed? What major systems were repaired, and when?

I would get a...
Forum: Aura General 07-27-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,631
Posted By Emanuel
Re: What new car is similar to your Aura?

I would go for the Regal. It is the car that would have been the 2011 Aura, and I think it is an improvement to both the Aura and the Malibu.

If not the Regal, I would go for a Honda Accord.
Forum: Aura General 06-24-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,124
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Aura Service Manual

I purchased the aura shop manual download for $11.99

http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/97158078-saturn-aura-2007-2009-service-repair-manual

It is a 397 MB zip file and when unzipped, it...
Forum: Aura General 05-18-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,942
Posted By Emanuel
2011 Aura

I went with my friend to test drive a 2011 Buick Regal. This is the car that would have been the 2011 Aura. It is a beauty. I rode in it, I chose not to drive it since I was afraid it might be an...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 12-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Emanuel
Rethink GM

I am certainly angry at GM's management not only for dumping Saturn, but also for ruining the company and hurting employees, dealers, investors and bond holders.

Regarding Saturn, I can't believe...
Forum: Aura General 11-13-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,179
Posted By Emanuel
2011 Aura

The Opel Insignia will be the 2011 Buick Regal

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20091112/CARNEWS/311129998

It's a beauty, and it can be outfitted as a true sports sedan
Forum: Aura General 11-11-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,248
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Firestone Firehawk GT Tires?

I believe they were oem on some saturn s cars, and I think I may have had them. I don't think they are particularly good tires. I think they are pre bridgestone aquisition firestone designs

I...
Forum: Aura General 11-10-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,473
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Oil change interval

Thanks for the info.

The link in bc3techs post is very helpful. Based on this and the other responses, I'm going to believe the OLS.

One other question: would you believe the OLS even for the...
Forum: Aura General 11-09-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,473
Posted By Emanuel
Oil change interval

Now that I have a new aura 4cyl, I'm interested in learning what interval you other aura owner/fans are changing the oil.

Do you use mileage or the DIC oil life monitor? What mileage?, and if the...
Forum: Aura General 11-06-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By Emanuel
Re: Just hit 75k miles

Good report.

Which engine? What maintenance did you do?
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