2007 Saturn Aura Consumer Reviews

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2007 Saturn Aura
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Wow...I bought a Saturn (Aura XE)

by from Calgary, AB Canada on October 24, 2006

After over a week of comparisons, test drives, internet research, and constantly second guessing myself, chose the Saturn Aura. After having a G6 as a rental only days before, I can tell you the Aur...
After over a week of comparisons, test drives, internet research, and constantly second guessing myself, chose the Saturn Aura. After having a G6 as a rental only days before, I can tell you the Aura feels nothing like it's GM cousins. It's also superior to the Camry I rented for a week. The Aura has a distinctly European feel to it's handling and sports a more 'high tech' version of the venerable push-rod 3.5L V6 featuring VVT. It's remarkably quiet and the interior is impressive with it's use of higher quality materials and elegant layout. To me, the Aura one of the best looking mid-sized sedans to come along in a long, long time. The lines are clean, gaps are tight, with large wheel wells pushed out to the corners to give it an aggressive, sporty stance. I picked up the base XE model, which is well equipped as is. The 224 HP, 220 lb ft of torque 3.5L V6 is mated to GM's rather antiquated 4- speed auto transmission, but it works well enough. Shifts are smooth and the car moves along effortlessly. Air conditioning, ABS, Traction Control, power everything, keyless entry, 17" wheels, CD/MP3 player, Onstar, and 4 wheel discs all come standard. Honda, VW, Toyota and even Hyundai have a hard time offering this much car for so little money. This is my first new car and is a radical step up from my 93 Mazda 323, which I just sold to a mechanic for $75. I just want to go driving now. I'm very happy with my decision and if anyone is in the market for a mid-size sedan, do yourself a favour - check out the Aura and compare it to everything else. In all honesty, I never thought I would give my money to a domestic auto maker, but GM has done their homework and created a bonafide import fighter...for real this time! There is no need for me to second guess myself any longer. The original point of Saturn's existence was to woo import buyers, so for me to choose a Saturn over everything else speaks volumes about Saturn's (and GM's) new direction and attitude.
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Very Happy Driver

by from Columbia, SC on June 22, 2011

I have had this car for over a month, after an accident ended my 03' sebring. I first saw this car on a dealer lot and was like is this a lexus, or acura?? then got closer to it and was like this is a...
I have had this car for over a month, after an accident ended my 03' sebring. I first saw this car on a dealer lot and was like is this a lexus, or acura?? then got closer to it and was like this is a Saturn? cool. I drove it around the city and loved it. it has the get up and go that the 252 hp v-6 gives this car. it can go on the highway too. have not used the auto-manual mode much but it is nice to try it on empty patch of road late at night..I read the reviews like on here about the fit and finish been poor but for a GM car it is very nice and smooth inside. great leather heated seats. all the extras for the price was very nice treat, I will love to add an additional 100k to 150k, great car I will keep for a long time.
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Great car, great price!

by from Des Moines, IA on May 17, 2009

Any review you read will say the interior of the 07 Saturn appears "cheap". This car was built in the same factory that builds the Pontiac G6 and the 2009 Chevy Malibu. The interior of the Saturn Aur...
Any review you read will say the interior of the 07 Saturn appears "cheap". This car was built in the same factory that builds the Pontiac G6 and the 2009 Chevy Malibu. The interior of the Saturn Aura and the 09 Malibu is virtually identical, yet the Malibu gets a rating of about average on the interior. Go figure. My 07 has about 40 MORE horsepower than an 09 Malibu with identical fuel economy. You can get a Saturn, same interior, same sporty and aggressive exterior, more horsepower, same fuel economy... at a significantly lower price. Don't waste your money on an 09 Malibu. Buy a Saturn Aura. You will not be dissappointed.
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Best Car I have owned in a long time

by from Rockford on August 26, 2010

I bought my Aura 3 mths ago because I had one as a rental and drove it all the way to Kentucky and back and it was great. Very reliable. VERY stylish inside and out. Mine has the 3.6 v6 and it has a l...
I bought my Aura 3 mths ago because I had one as a rental and drove it all the way to Kentucky and back and it was great. Very reliable. VERY stylish inside and out. Mine has the 3.6 v6 and it has a lot of pickup. It doesn't feel like some wimpy little engine, it feels like it has power. I love it in every way.
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One of the better Saturns I've owned

by from Clifton, NJ on July 2, 2008

I have a Aura XE with a 3.5 liter V-6 engine. This car is far more reliable than the L Series although I've had a few minor problems with it. The problems have I had: Day 1 Warped front rotors. Well, ...
I have a Aura XE with a 3.5 liter V-6 engine. This car is far more reliable than the L Series although I've had a few minor problems with it. The problems have I had: Day 1 Warped front rotors. Well, maybe not so minor. Replaced immediately. Apparently a defect effecting many. Squeaky wheel covers. Solution - grease around the edges of the covers. Creaky front passenger belt buckle. Dealer offered to replace it but I live with it. It happens when the buckle touches the seat when in use. Rattles in the dash board. Almost impossible to find when I present to the dealer. One of those things. Car suspension sounded like an old car. Like an oscillating sound. Front struts made noise at around 20,000 miles. Dealer said they were leaking. Replaced. Squeaking rear break pad. Again, a warranty item. Squeaking passenger rear bushing. At least that's what I think. It doesn't do it when it's wet out side. Not looked at yet. I think I might try WD-40. Well, that's bit of stuff. Sorry. The car is comfortable to me. The cabin is illuminated with several lights that add elegance. It's a quiet car and the car's stereo is great. The mileage could be better, but I've got the powerful V-6. Believe it or not, I've gotten 31 miles to the gallon on long trips. I usually get around 26- 28 MPG, but that's mostly highway miles using cruise a lot. Consumers Report said around 20 overall. Thank god I haven't experienced that low amount. I found it difficult to get use to the dash board gas gauge. I had low fuel warnings a few too many times. Maybe it had something to do with the car being so much more comfortable than the L200 I owned.
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Great car, but disappointing MPG

by from Bowling Green, OH on February 14, 2011

I love the car, but was disappointed by the low gas mileage. Approximately 85% of my driving is on the highway, yet I'm only getting 21-22 MPG. I love driving it, but am hesistant to because of the po...
I love the car, but was disappointed by the low gas mileage. Approximately 85% of my driving is on the highway, yet I'm only getting 21-22 MPG. I love driving it, but am hesistant to because of the poor gas mileage.
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Overall Great Car

by from Seattle, WA on January 1, 2013

I bought a Saturn Aura XR new in October 2007. I've had it a little over 5 years and have put 85,000 miles on it. It's been absolutely rock solid. Other than changing the oil and buying new tires, I'v...
I bought a Saturn Aura XR new in October 2007. I've had it a little over 5 years and have put 85,000 miles on it. It's been absolutely rock solid. Other than changing the oil and buying new tires, I've never had it in to the shop for anything. Never needed any repairs. I've got no complaints. Yes, it does go through gas a bit quicker than my previous car, but then again, I've got a six cylinder XR with tons of power. So I wasn't expected great gas mileage and I'm ok with that. I'm currently hoping that I can get past 100,000 miles before I need to repair anything on it. So far, so good. I am very happy with this car and I would have bought another Saturn in a few years if GM hadn't shut them down.
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great car

by from on April 23, 2012

Great car. Only drawback is that the mpg is not as good as expected. This is for the 6 cylinder xr model. Everything else is top notch so far.
Great car. Only drawback is that the mpg is not as good as expected. This is for the 6 cylinder xr model. Everything else is top notch so far.
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chevy malibeu for less money

by from corona c,a on November 28, 2011

if you c,ant or don,t want to buy a new malibu the saturn aura is just as good at half the price,they stoped making the aura but it really is the same car ,but abetter looking body
if you c,ant or don,t want to buy a new malibu the saturn aura is just as good at half the price,they stoped making the aura but it really is the same car ,but abetter looking body
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never thought i'd buy a saturn

by from FLORENCE KY on April 22, 2009

love this car. the car does everything well. very good value for the money. the 3.6 &6 speed auto gives the car a sporty feel. the shifts are quick and firm. handling is smooth, quite and firm. the in...
love this car. the car does everything well. very good value for the money. the 3.6 &6 speed auto gives the car a sporty feel. the shifts are quick and firm. handling is smooth, quite and firm. the interior could use a little less plastic but the seats are very comfortable . as far as styling to my eye it is as good as it gets very young looking. sharp lines and tight gaps. i hope to keep this car for a long time.
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