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Forum: Astra General 12-13-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,071
Posted By hugh
Re: MPG Ratings Now Out In My New Canadian Brouchure just in today!


A bit off topic here,but have you taken a close look at the speedo in that brochure?;)
Forum: Aura General 12-12-2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By hugh
Re: Got the Aura..

Make sure you take the time to read the Owner's Manual.
Forum: Aura General 12-12-2007, 12:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,953
Posted By hugh
Re: Poor Fuel Mileage

With those short trips and winter temperatures,your engine is barely getting up to normal operating temperature before you shut it down. you are lucky to be getting the mpg that you are !!!!;)
Forum: Aura General 12-11-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,729
Posted By hugh
Re: Viberation Between 40-65 Mph

It seems to me that it is time for road force balancing and alignment. If this doesn't work,tell dealer to replace steel wheel/tire combo with alloys.
Forum: Astra General 11-13-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,324
Posted By hugh
Re: Sorry, Saturn...

There appears to be a general negative reaction to the 1.8 L/140 HP engine in the Saturn Astra from those who have driven one. Does anyone have any price and performance figures on the 1.6L/180 HP...
Forum: Aura General 08-10-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,565
Posted By hugh
Re: Cooling fan stays on after car off?

In my 2004 L300.3,the engine cooling fan stayed on for a short time on particularly hot days to help cool the engine compartment.

In addition the car had a "Ventilation Fan Delay Module".This...
Forum: Aura General 06-25-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,300
Posted By hugh
Re: Replaced Air Filter

People have problems with K&N filters because they do not follow the instructions.Most common fault is over-oiling which can result in MAF sensor getting oiled up.

I have used K&N drop-in filters...
Forum: Aura General 06-09-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By hugh
Re: Loving my new XE, even without the A/C.

I suggest you look for a new dealer.
Forum: Aura General 05-05-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By hugh
Re: Funny story about today w/ my aura


That's odd....I always thought the G.W Bridge was between NJ and NY.:)
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-26-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By hugh
Re: problems with rude area manager and new Outlook


Go to your dealer tomorrow morning and tell them you want to exercise your 30 day exchange guarantee....and tell them why. A problem A/C has a habit of always being a problem.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-03-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By hugh
Re: Taking it up the tailpipe! (Dealership Service)

This is not an infrequent happening.A dumbo at my Saturn dealer over-torqued the drain plug by a factor of 4 on my L300 a few years ago. The steel plug threads virtually chewed the threads in the...
Forum: Aura General 04-03-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By hugh
Re: Vectra C Wagon - Gorgeous

.............and let's hope it will have a diesel option for N.A. by then !:yes:
Forum: Aura General 02-18-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By hugh
Re: Aura: Motoring 2007 Car of the year.

"World of Wheels" (Canadian magazine) annual new car issue just came out and they picked Aura as best family car for 2007.
Forum: Aura General 02-15-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By hugh
Re: Operation Aura Freedom

Next time try using 2nd or 3rd gear with TC turned off......and spread some kitty litter on wonders!!!:yes:
Forum: Aura General 02-05-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,130
Posted By hugh
Re: 4102 Sales in January

Skyguy 10066;
How does the "Onstar deletion option " work ? Does the buyer get a credit ?
We don't have such a thing in Canada for the Aura as far as I know. Onstar is standard and is included in...
Forum: Aura General 02-02-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,102
Posted By hugh
Re: .PDF version of owners manual??

Why not just tell your dealer that you want one? As soon as I put a deposit down on my previous Saturns, I asked for, and was given one. No hastle.;)
Forum: Aura General 01-29-2007, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By hugh
Re: Me and my DIC


At least someone knows about the award.......around here it looks like GM doesn't know about it yet,judging by almost total lack of any effort to capitalize on the award in TV or print...
Forum: Aura General 01-03-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By hugh
Re: Advantage Extended Warranty?

Front wheel bearings are part of the powertrain ???:?:
Forum: Aura General 12-17-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By hugh
Re: Aura Passenger Compartment Air Filter

Thanks for the info..........still can't believe a car of this class does not filter the air coming into the passenger compt.!!!!!!:no:
Forum: Aura General 12-15-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By hugh
Question Aura Passenger Compartment Air Filter

It appears that the Aura does not have an air filter for the passenger compartment.I may have missed something,but there is no reference to it in the Owners Handbook and it is not included in the...
Forum: Aura General 12-12-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,857
Posted By hugh
Re: Aura XR - Winter Snow and Ice Traction

Just to keep the kettle boiling,here are a few thoughts on winter tires based on far too many years driving in snow,sleet and ice conditions.

1) Many years ago there were snow tires that were...
Forum: Aura General 11-23-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,468
Posted By hugh
Re: New Aura Radio Problem

Contact your salesman and tell him the car is coming back under the 30 day exchange guarantee.When he asks why,tell him to talk to the Service Mgr. If that doesn't work,just excerise your right to...
Forum: Aura General 11-23-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By hugh
Attention New Car Preview 2007

The subject Preview supplement is contained in Canwest papers in Canada today.The following is part of an e-mail that I sent.....

" I am contacting you with regard to the supplement in today's...
Forum: Aura General 11-22-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,648
Posted By hugh
Re: Thoughts on Cost Cutting Interior

I was at my dealer today and was told that they had just received an XR with a trim mismatch of over 1/4 inch on one side and 3/8 on the other. The car is in their storage lot at the moment as they...
Forum: Aura General 11-21-2006, 02:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,648
Posted By hugh
Re: Thoughts on Cost Cutting Interior


I was told that it can't be done once the trim is put on at the factory and that there was nothing in the workshop/maintenance data base on the subject so far.
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