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Old 02-20-2014, 12:30 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I recently purchased a 2007 Aura XE. I love the car so far and have been lurking here finding answers to many of my questions. I look forward to contributing as I'm able.

One thing I haven't been able to find is any info on what front windshield sunshades fit well. Here in Florida they're a must but I haven't been able to find one locally that gives full coverage. There are several "custom" options online but they get a little pricey compared to the Wally World / Pep Boys versions so before I spend the $$ I'd like to hear what you all have to say. The Intro-Tech-Automotive-SR-14-Custom-Shade on Amazon looks to be the most reasonable, with others costing twice as much.

Here are a few shots of my car. I'm amazed it's this clean with almost 170k on it.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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amazing how good it looks for 170k. nice car.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:13 PM   #3
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I wish my car still looked that clean. lol
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:02 AM   #4
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Great looking car, especially with the mileage. It really looks fantastic.

Enjoy the AURA!
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Thanks everyone.

Unfortunately, she took a hit last night. Driving home on the interstate, the vehicle in front of me ran over a traffic cone and spit it out into my grill (and radiator). Insurance adjustor will look at it Monday.Looks like I'll be in a rental for a week or so.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:16 AM   #6
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Well the car did look like new. Hopefully not much damage and it gets fixed quickly.

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The initial insurance estimate was 2500 but has risen a little. Bumper, lamp assembly, radiator and ac condenser were some of the notables. Shop said it should be ready Monday or Tuesday.
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So I got the car back from the shop and the aftermarket bumper cover is a very poor fit. It has bulges on either side and the lower inserts aren't a good fit. Body shop is working with insurance to get GM replacement. Also got lucky in with pinstripes. Previous owner had custom work done and the shop uses the same artist.

The claim replaced one headlight assembly and the shop has agreed to pop the other one in for free if I purchase it. Figure it's worth ~$125. not to have mismatched peepers and I don't feel like repeatedly clarifying the older lens.
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Wanted to share the sunshade I found on Amazon. This is truly a custom fit to the point I don't even have to drop the visors and it stays in place. I can't post links yet but search for "Intro-Tech Automotive SR-14 "Custom Auto Shade" Sun Shade". It appears the price just went up but it's still worth every penny.
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