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The 2007 Saturn Aura

Saturn AURA (so far) - Hot or Not?  

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  1. 1. Saturn AURA (so far) - Hot or Not?

    • Hot
      119
    • Not
      39
    • Undecided - need more pics
      98


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Guest Josh   
Guest Josh

The thing that pisses me off most is it lost the side "aggressiveness" that I loved about the concept so much.

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Northstar    11

The Aura looks good, though not as good as it did. I assume the 248HP must be from the 3.6 because I don't think the 3.5 could make that.

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Variance    0

It does look less "mean" than the concept but it still looks pretty good. I hope if they do a Redline version they give it the concept front end.

The Sky Redline looks hot, too. :thumbsup:

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jbartley    0

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

the changed the sides too much! i liked the extended molding at the bottom of the door!

And i don't like that "extra" bumper piece above the fog lights. :(

it'll still sell as long as they

SHOW US a fine INTERIOR!

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jbartley    0

wow, i really dig the sky redline front end!

NOTE: there is still hope for the AURA, i'm sure the redline will get a "more mean/agressive" front, we all were hoping for.

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CadillacCTS    0

I'm thinking that the Aura Concept is what the Aura Redline will look like. Bolder, more aggressive front end and pronounced wheel flares.

I can't believe they would change the front end from the concept. The car doesn't look half as good.

Edited by CadillacCTS

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Guest Josh   
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The little gap between the "bar" in front and the hood is missing which does not look good, also the extra plastic surrounding the fogs looks boring too.

I sincerely hope it's the angle and lighting in the ad that is what is turning me off.

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jbartley    0

248 HP? That's 20 less than the Camry.

On another note, the Sky Redline looks really cool.

Base model camrys only have 168 hp, V6 models have 268.

if aura's base model is 248, that's pretty good.

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jbartley    0

The little gap between the "bar" in front and the hood is missing which does not look good, also the extra plastic surrounding the fogs looks boring too.

I sincerely hope it's the angle and lighting in the ad that is what is turning me off.

$10 says they did that b/c they didn't want it to look like the honda civic

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Cadillacfan    0

Hmm...I'm getting a strong VW vibe from seeing the production Aura.

That's not really a good thing.

And for some reason, the new wider chrome strip on the grill reminds me of the new Camry. Also.. not a good thing.

Kind of looks like very other vehicle on the road now.

Damn it GM! I thought the production was going to keep 90% of the style that the concept had.

Seeing that picture.. it looks more like a cool 81%

I'll still wait to see the full product before I make a final decision.

Edited by Cadillacfan

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bdubsee    0

That does not look like the same car. I am a bit um, well, underwhelmed. It's just the little details - you know the little things that GM has been getting killed for in the press.

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Cortazzo    0

It looks pretty good to me, the only thing that is really different from the concept is the lower intake area, i couldn't distinguish much else from the photo. Now, I hope to God that 248 means a current gen 3.6 and not a 3.9. The 3.9 with DoD and 270+ hp i could accept happily, but not at 248hp without DoD. I don't think the Aura is a world beater, but it's a very attractive car, and it should be a solid and reliable seller for saturn. A nice accord alternative.

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jbartley    0

The rear does not see the center exhaust, I know that much 100%.

no that was a little tacky, but i want dual exhaust.

and it GM watered the rear down, it might look "g6 meee toooooooooooo"-ish

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4gm    0

Did anyone here really think GM would keep the lower front fascia and side moldings for the production model? I know I didn't. Maybe GM will use them for an Aura Redline version. Who knows. I think the lower front is fine. This is supposed to be a mainstream car afterall. The front end from the concept version would be too out there for most customers. Anyway, it looks like the actual sheetmetal is the same and that's the most important thing. And yes, the skinnier chrome bar on the grill is better than this bigger one.

I hope GM did some redesigning to the interior. After looking at pictures of it for many months, it really seems subpar compared to the competition. GM could do better.

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turbo200    6

how many complaints can we get going for the wider chrome bar before it gets replaced for the concept's thinner bar? seriously, that is really fugging up the front end. It looks like the camry, I agree, but only because of the grille piece, and that is a sad sad thing. I hope the lighting is making the side look less agressive, and the end product will still look strong and racier, like the concept. I thought the ground effects and more aggressive fascias would go----but they're so beautiful and necessary they shouldn't go! I am beginning to be underwhelmed with this car---it seems GM may have robbed it of its character. I will wait for more pictures to make a full decision.

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