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Autotrader Find: 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora With 16,000 Miles

Behold, ladies and gentlemen of Oversteer, a piece of Oldsmobile history. What you see here is a 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora with something like 16,000 miles. And not only is this a perfectly preserved Aurora, but it’s number 67 of the final 500 Aurora models ever manufactured — the true end of the line for the Oldsmobile brand. This is a must-have for all you serious Oldsmobile collectors out there.

Before I cover the specifics, here’s a little background: In the early 2000s, General Motors had something like 47 different car brands. Maybe 57 — nobody is really sure. At one point, there was a General Motors brand in Canada called “Asuna.” I’m not kidding. Anyway, one of those brands was Oldsmobile, which had been going on for over a century and whose name had really become an apt description of its business model: Selling mobility to older people.

At some point, General Motors decided to trim the brands, so they ditched Oldsmobile (along with Pontiac and Geo, and then later Hummer and Saturn). Oldsmobile, at the time, had five models: the Bravada SUV, Silhouette minivan and Alero, Intrigue and Aurora sedans (along with an Alero coupe). For most of the Oldsmobile models, the final model year was 2003, and Oldsmobile marked the occasion with a “Final 500” run of each, giving special stitching and extra fanfare to the last models they built from each line.

The Aurora was the flagship, so some would argue that this is a special car — especially with these miles, and especially in this preserved condition. This one features the optional 4.0-liter V8, too, giving it a little extra oomph over the standard 3.5-liter engine. If ever there was a collectible Oldsmobile Aurora, this is it. And now’s your chance to buy it. Find a 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. I would seriously consider this if it wasn’t $18,000!!! Holy cow, that’s a lot for a used Aurora. 

    The first gen will always be an extremely special car to me for personal reasons as well as it’s uniqueness (It was rumoured that Aurora was actually built for Cadillac), but the second gen was more of rebadged Bonneville than anything. Something special was lost on this gen, like they tried, but not as hard. Find me a mint 1999 and there will be money spent!
    • I’ve had a 95 and now I have a 2001. The classic is definitely more luxurious in the quality of ride, smoothness, it’s solidness was more like a Cadillac, and the motor felt more responsive. Maybe because it had an autobahn trans. The 2nd gen felt lighter, not as smooth, not as responsive, but seems to have less body roll, stiffer suspension, better handling. I never had a bonneville, but what you’re saying makes sense, it lost that Cadillac feel.

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