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ToniCipriani

Aurora being killed as a Clunker

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Really? You guys are getting all worked up over a car with a quarter of a million miles and a bunch of problems being put down? The Northstar isn't a cheap engine to keep running, and Aurora parts cannot be plentiful, so it probably made no sense at all for the previous owner to keep it.

To put it another way, this person probably thought figured that making a monthly car payment of $250+ was a better use of their money than the time and money needed to keep the Aurora running and legal.

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Gotta disagree, Satty. Auroras will be highly sought-after classics. They also do not use the Northstar; the Aurora V8 was exclusive to Oldsmobile, though based on the Northstar.

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Actually, I can see both Croc's and Satty's point of view.

The biggest problem is that we don't do anything with the cars that come through Pick and Pull. We have a good "Pick and Pull" yard here on the south end of Columbus, and there are a couple of other good yards here I go to for parts.

You would be amazed at the stuff that comes through there. Mildly damaged 4th gen LS1 cars, Aurora's, Allante's, Reatta's, FWD cuttry ragtops, some really cool stuff.

I need another junkayrd thread for modern GM stuff. You guys would be AMAZED at the cars that get crushed.

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Gotta disagree, Satty. Auroras will be highly sought-after classics. They also do not use the Northstar; the Aurora V8 was exclusive to Oldsmobile, though based on the Northstar.

Well maintained ones are going to be highly sought after, but ones with a ton of miles and a ton of problems are going to end up either in yards or in the hands of people who will abuse them even more.

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Wow, that is a lot of smoke. I guess a little smoke make a lot of tree huggers happy.....

I was thinking the exact same thing. How does this help the environment again...? Besides the smoke that seizure mixture causes, building a new car and shipping it to the dealer isn't exactly green.

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Interesting, I didn't know they had to disable the engine, I thought they just had to take it to a junk yard and scrap it. It seems like they could recycle more old parts off the car if they didn't disable the engine. 240,000 miles is pretty good, I have 110,000 and the engine has been pretty much trouble free. It is problems with electrical gadgets, wires and sensors that plague the Auroras. I've only spent $360 this year on unscheduled maintenance, so to me it is still better to fix the Aurora than to buy a new car (which almost has to be some 4 cylinder POS under the clunkers program)

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