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Forum: Aura General 04-24-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By djreed
Re: heater ac fan keeps blowing

Yes, there is a setting that can be turned on or off called "afterblow" it blows the fan to dry the coil to keep it from getting that musty smell. Because most do not understand it and think...
Forum: Aura General 02-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,669
Posted By djreed
Re: Mileage Check-In Part II

2008 Aura XE 2.4L
22100 miles
Purchased dec 28th 2007
great car so far!
Forum: Aura General 10-11-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,484
Posted By djreed
Re: update us with your mpg

Date Odometer Gallons Cost City Highway MPG
05/30/08 7114 11.392 46.59 40 60 28.00
06/01/08 7421 9.652 39.47 10 90 31.81
06/07/08 7753 11.698 47.25 40 60 28.38...
Forum: Aura General 09-14-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 32,246
Posted By djreed
Re: Changing the spark plugs

I can find no reference in the owners manual to a fuel filter? I have heard it is in the tank and "not serviceable" Not sure on this...
Forum: Aura General 08-04-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,385
Posted By djreed
Re: Aura vs. Malibu vs. G6

I test drove all three and I bought the Aura. I liked the interior of the Malibu better, the Ultralux seats were fantastic, but the styling and exterior design of the Aura won out.
Also, the year...
Forum: Aura General 07-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By djreed
Re: Fuel question

more important is to try to buy gas from a station on this list...
http://www.toptiergas.com/

We do not have any in our area.
Forum: Aura General 07-20-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By djreed
Re: Aura GL electric failure

Wow, sorry to hear that, keep us posted as to what they find...
Forum: Aura General 07-20-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,290
Posted By djreed
Re: Trunk leak fix!

great job! good find....
Forum: Aura General 07-16-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By djreed
Re: O/K, So I Am Impressed

for '09 it is still offered in the:
Pontiac G6
Chevrolet Malibu
and Chevrolet Impala

according to this:
http://media.gm.com/us/powertrain/en/product_services/2009a/09car.htm
Forum: Aura General 07-16-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By djreed
Re: O/K, So I Am Impressed

That is very similiar MPG to my trecks across NY and PA with my 4cyl Aura.

Date Odometer Gallons Cost City Highway MPG
6/23/2008 8765 12.907 53.68 40 60 28.589138...
Forum: Aura General 07-10-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By djreed
Re: Wheel Cover Curb Rash

Very common, try removing it, sanding the gouges out, and hitting it with a can of $0.99 silver spray paint. Works wonders...
Forum: Aura General 07-10-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By djreed
Re: Buy New '07 Aura XE?

yeah, ditto, er I mean, exactly what VWCarcrazy said...
Forum: Aura General 07-10-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,778
Posted By djreed
Re: The Real Deal: Jill Lajdziak Addresses Rumors Surrounding the Next-Generation Aur

I must be missing something because I see the Aura as a very competitive product. This car was introduced in 07 and won car of the year. I would love to influence some minor changes to it but...
Forum: Aura General 07-07-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By djreed
Re: fuel economy update

Yeah, as many have mentioned it seems to improve after the engine breaks-in...
Not sure how much change is attributed to the weather and how much is due to engine break-in
Forum: Aura General 07-06-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By djreed
fuel economy update

Last two tanks purchased on holiday weekend road trip over 32mpg
Happy holiday weekend to all...


Date Odometer Gallons Cost City Highway MPG Notes
12/27/2007 27 15 -1 -1 ...
Forum: Aura General 07-02-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By djreed
Re: Had my '08 a WEEK! And......

Congrats on the new to you Aura and welcome!
Forum: Aura General 06-20-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,297
Posted By djreed
Re: '09 Aura Offers Class-Leading EPA Estimated 33 MPG Fuel Economy in a Stylish, Ref

Actually plug-in hybrids seem to me to be a very convincing solution. Use the existing infrastructure of gas engine & gas stations for longer trips and use the plug-in option for the daily errands...
Forum: Aura General 06-16-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By djreed
Re: Rotor Warpage

Rock auto shows RAYBESTOS Part # 580184R at $40.00 each plus shipping for a total of $100.69 for the pair.

They also show RAYBESTOS Part # 580184 at 68.99 EA, total of $155.13 for the pair.
...
Forum: Aura General 06-16-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By djreed
Re: 2009 Aura = 33 MPG Highway :)

Lots of folks mention getting better than the EPA ratings for fuel econ but that that is not what the data says. Please post your data to fuel economy.gov for all to use as a comparison...
...
Forum: Aura General 06-16-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By djreed
Re: Aura vs mailbu vs grand prix

I carefully considered both the Aura and the Malibu and it was a very difficult decision. I like the interior of the Malibu better and the exterior of the Aura better. In the end, the Aura had a...
Forum: Aura General 06-09-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,683
Posted By djreed
Re: What would you want changed on the next Aura?

Actually Flexfuel is a great advantage in allowing fuel choice at little to no cost. All modern fuel systems are designed to tolerate ethanol and GM continues to calibrate engines for E85 with 2009...
Forum: Aura General 06-09-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,683
Posted By djreed
Re: What would you want changed on the next Aura?

I just finished reading an article in Wards that predicted CVTs are going away in favor of 8 speed and DCT transmissions due to better efficiency. They predicted that Nissan would hold on to them...
Forum: Aura General 06-09-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,397
Posted By djreed
Re: Trans shudder at 40 mph FIXED

Wow that is great news! Any details from the service receipt that could help others would be good, both computers? I thought there was one powertrain control module? Did they also reprogram the BCM?
Forum: Aura General 06-08-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,683
Posted By djreed
Re: What would you want changed on the next Aura?

two mode hybrid plug-in with 2.0 or 2.4L
more malibu like interior quality
back seat armrest
flex fuel across the board
Free on-line service info like Hyundai
Forum: Aura General 06-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By djreed
Aura Fuel Economy, 4cyl 4spd (2008)

Date Odometer Gallons Cost City Highway MPG Notes
12/27/2007 27 15 -1 -1
1/3/2008 389 14.152 45.56 50 50 25.579422
1/10/2008 775 14.831 48.63 50 50 26.026566 ...
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