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Old May 13th, 2018, 01:15 PM
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Take a pic when you see 'em

It's been long enough now that, when I see an Oldsmobile in daily traffic or in the parking lot at the local mall or store, I consider it a minor event, and I snap a photo or two if the situation presents itself.

Saw this at the local grocery store this morning. It looked to be in very nice shape for being no less than 14 years old. I don't know enough about these to tell the year. There was a handicap parking badge hanging from the rearview mirror, although the car was not in a handicap parking space, so I'm assuming the owner is elderly, which probably bodes well for the car's overall condition. If he had had a For Sale sign in the window, I might have been tempted to ask about it.

The only negative is that Pittsburgh Steelers badge on the trunk lid.



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Old May 13th, 2018, 09:38 PM
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love the 95-99 auroras,i've owned 4 different years and i don't remember any differences to identify them.would this one have looked better with a PATRIOTS sticker?
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Old May 14th, 2018, 12:54 AM
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My wife's 1999 Intrique daily driver still And gets 28 MPG. My daily driver is a Chevy step side 1999.
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Old May 14th, 2018, 06:43 AM
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That's a pretty car! Definitely well maintained.

The 4.0L engine in the Aurora was related to the 4.6L Northstar. Those engines liked to blow head gaskets so it's good to see one on the road.
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I had to reluctantly give up on our 1996 Aurora, the $500 cash injections became too much to continue. I see lots of Oldsmobiles, Aleros, new and old Auroras, Bravadas, 88's, 98's, even two of the Toro powered motor homes on a semi-regular basis. We do not have a mandatory state vehicle inspection, so especially the Aleros continue to soldier on. The next big run-up in shredder scrap prices will likely do in many more examples. Boy do I get the looks driving my 1952 D-88 driver. You see many sounding out the name, yes, 'Oldsmobile' not at once familiar to the looker. Ugh
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'95 and '96 Aurora's have stamped steel front lower control arms, later cars had cast aluminium. Don't know about the '97's though. Early cars had eleven inch front rotors, later cars had twelve inch rotors. If you look inside, the seat belt buckles on early cars are metal and the later cars are plastic. Factory pwr antennae have a black tip, after market are chrome, even replacements from the dealer!
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