2008 Saturn Aura
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High End Car for Standard Car Price

by from Fort Wayne, IN on January 23, 2013

Third Saturn that we have owned. The first was a great buy and each one has been better than the last. You have to drive the Aura to "get it", this is a great car with a great look. All Saturns allow ...
Third Saturn that we have owned. The first was a great buy and each one has been better than the last. You have to drive the Aura to "get it", this is a great car with a great look. All Saturns allow you to pile up the miles with very little maintenance cost. Very reliable and inexpensive to own. Easy to maintain.
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Better than the imports

by from WA on June 7, 2008

My wife and I have had this car for almost a year... We love it. The XR model provides the power and performance we desired. The interior is clean, well appointed, and makes sense. We looked at Accord...
My wife and I have had this car for almost a year... We love it. The XR model provides the power and performance we desired. The interior is clean, well appointed, and makes sense. We looked at Accord and Camry but they seemed like yesterday's news. The Aura is a car that will look and feel modern for the next few years. Only negative I can think of right now is the car's turn radius. Other than that, it is a great car for someone desiring something different than the vanilla imports.
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Nice Ride

by from Debver, co on March 6, 2013

Bought the car 9/12. The car had 32,000 miles on it. It is the XE model. Booked out at $13,500, paid $11,300. Enjoy driving it a lot. But if I had a chance to do it all over again I would opt for the ...
Bought the car 9/12. The car had 32,000 miles on it. It is the XE model. Booked out at $13,500, paid $11,300. Enjoy driving it a lot. But if I had a chance to do it all over again I would opt for the XR model. More options.
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Extremely Impressed!

by from Michigan on January 2, 2008

Picked up a 2008 Aura XE V6 for my wife to replace her Grand Prix GT, and wow am I impressed. GM made a very smart decision relying on Opel to engineer their midsize sedan platform. Compared to the L ...
Picked up a 2008 Aura XE V6 for my wife to replace her Grand Prix GT, and wow am I impressed. GM made a very smart decision relying on Opel to engineer their midsize sedan platform. Compared to the L Series this vehicle this replaces and other GM sedans (old Malibu, Impala, Grand Prix, ect.), this car is a serious step up in styling, performance, and quality. I also considered the Ford Fusion, Chevy Impala, and new Chevy Malibu, but everything about this car just felt right. Anyone considering the Malibu should look at this car! They are basically the same vehicle, but the Saturn is at a better price point. Hopefully Detroit can continue to produce vehicles like this one, and build them in America too!!!
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proud owner

by from Buffalo NY on June 7, 2008

I have the xe aura with the3.5 engine. car drives and handles perfectly. with leather and power sun roof its a great looking car inside and out. Now if i would ease off onthe gas petal im sure i would...
I have the xe aura with the3.5 engine. car drives and handles perfectly. with leather and power sun roof its a great looking car inside and out. Now if i would ease off onthe gas petal im sure i would get the e.p.a. gas mileage claimed for the car.
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Great car!

by from Illinois on August 10, 2011

I own a 2008 Aura. This car is a great car for traveling to work and taking trips. The cars interior has held up and looks as good as when we purchased the car. It is a great car for families and kids...
I own a 2008 Aura. This car is a great car for traveling to work and taking trips. The cars interior has held up and looks as good as when we purchased the car. It is a great car for families and kids. The car is comfortable to ride in. There is sufficient room in the back. The price is fantastic for a roomy sedan. The storage in the trunk is very roomy.
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still going strong

by from wisconsin farm area on September 28, 2011

bought new in may 2008 now has 76,000 miles and still drives great as the first day.Quiet interior makes going places, nice size trunk for trips. Overall still happy wish gm still made them.
bought new in may 2008 now has 76,000 miles and still drives great as the first day.Quiet interior makes going places, nice size trunk for trips. Overall still happy wish gm still made them.
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great car

by from marlboro,nj on May 4, 2008

wow what a car. solid, fast, comfortable a really nice ride. thoroughly modern and well built i love driving this car (xr).
wow what a car. solid, fast, comfortable a really nice ride. thoroughly modern and well built i love driving this car (xr).
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From worst to best

by from NH on October 28, 2010

I recently traded a 2006 Mercury Montego for a 2008 Saturn Aura. I've owned vehicles for 65 years, and this one is by far, the best, with the Mercury being very close to the worst. In addition to exce...
I recently traded a 2006 Mercury Montego for a 2008 Saturn Aura. I've owned vehicles for 65 years, and this one is by far, the best, with the Mercury being very close to the worst. In addition to excellent handling characteristics, and plenty of get up and go, the instrument cluster is one of the best I've seen, with excellent day and night visibility.
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Love, love, love my Saturn Aura

by from Michigan on February 17, 2011

Will NEVER understand GM's decision to drop this line. I've always driven union-built, American-made GM vehicles and have never had issue with any of them. I currently least my Saturn Auro XE and inte...
Will NEVER understand GM's decision to drop this line. I've always driven union-built, American-made GM vehicles and have never had issue with any of them. I currently least my Saturn Auro XE and intend to purchase it with a GM warranty at end of lease. Can't get as much vehicle for my money and know that it is a great ride!
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