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Old 02-20-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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Base Price: $22,045 + $650 destination

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2..._prices_a.html

Come on, GM/Saturn...can we stop Photoshopping these images of uplevel VUEs and Auras into Green Lines? It's not like they're especially amazing photographs to begin with.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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The 35 mpg highway is cool but I think it needs at least 35 city to be sucessful. The price looks good though.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:19 PM   #3
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Well, one must remember, this is just another "light" Hybrid like the VUE, that only really shuts the gas off at complete stops and the electric can help at speed for more power--but it CANNOT run on electric alone, and just can't meet the same economy levels something like a Prius or Camry Hybrid system can.

It helps some, and is a lot cheaper to make, hence the lower price, but just can't compete on a MPG basis with "complete" Hybrids.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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The Green Line Aura specs and price beg the question of what a non-hybrid 2.4 Ecotec version of the Aura would cost and what kind of gas mileage it would get. If wolfman's Aura ride was built as he advocates, what price would gasoline have to be for the Green Line hybrid system to actually be worth the cost?
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:01 PM   #5
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The Green Line Aura specs and price beg the question of what a non-hybrid 2.4 Ecotec version of the Aura would cost and what kind of gas mileage it would get. If wolfman's Aura ride was built as he advocates, what price would gasoline have to be for the Green Line hybrid system to actually be worth the cost?
It probably could get very close in terms of MPG, especially with not having the extra weight of the Hybrid pieces, and then could sell for lower than the 3.5 V6 model--yet I can also see not offering it, as a trump card, that they have a standard V6.

All said, could be a good option, and a great way to expand the line and sales numbers, but it all depends on what Saturn ultimately wants.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:00 PM   #6
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Are prices for options posted anywhere yet?

On second, thought, I checked the GM ordering guide and it looks like the XE's preferred package may be the only option. So I suppose I should just go ahead and enter the Aura GL into my database. It'll be in there next time I upload to the server.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:29 PM   #7
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The 35 mpg highway is cool but I think it needs at least 35 city to be sucessful. The price looks good though.
I wonder what the '08 MPG figures will be. You can be sure the delta between the greeline and XE mpgs will be closer for '08 making the premuim for the greenline harder to justify.

I think GM needs to get their six speed automatic to work with the mild hybrid
tech and add DI to the 2.4L to get the mpgs numbers maybe back up to '07 estimates.
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I think GM needs to get their six speed automatic to work with the mild hybrid
tech and add DI to the 2.4L to get the mpgs numbers maybe back up to '07 estimates.
They could, but in a few years the EPA will probably revise things again because people still aren't getting the numbers on the sticker.

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In my VUE, I can get the EPA 28mpg highway, but I have to slow down to 45-50mph. Lo and behold, that is the average speed of the old EPA highway testing. I have a theory that car makers tune their vehicles to get the best EPA numbers, realistic or not. I bet we'll see future vehicles improve their gas mileage now that the tests are more "real world."
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The estimates aren't the problem; it's the drivers.
Which is probably why (regardless of the car I am driving) I get the best gas mileage when I am using cruise control. Of course cruise control does not work in urban stop and go driving but I suspect that if it was possible to turn the car over to a computer in those situations too, it would be worth an extra 1 to 2 mpgs just as it is on the highway.
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How is this the fault of drivers?
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How is this the fault of drivers?
Most of us drive our car in a manner that maximizes factors other than miles per gallon. There are numerious sources that can instruct you how to meet and even excede EPA estimates but who really wants to drive like that all the time?
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:37 AM   #13
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Is there going to be a tax break on the Aura Green Line? And if so, does anyone know how much?
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My site shows $650, but I think I estimated that because no official figure had been released yet.
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