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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Good all around car

by from Terre Haute,IN on March 27, 2012

We bought this car for gas mileage and were suprised at the alll around comfort and performance . We went with the 4cyl and are happy with the smooth quite ride . Couldn't be happier wit this car it h...
We bought this car for gas mileage and were suprised at the alll around comfort and performance . We went with the 4cyl and are happy with the smooth quite ride . Couldn't be happier wit this car it had 40,ooo miles when we bought it .
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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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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 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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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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Nice ride

by from Lockport Ny on September 18, 2015

I originally leased my 2008 Saturn Aura and when lease was over I was over in miles so decided to refinance it, back then i lived like 1 hour from everywhere or so and put lots of miles, now im much c...
I originally leased my 2008 Saturn Aura and when lease was over I was over in miles so decided to refinance it, back then i lived like 1 hour from everywhere or so and put lots of miles, now im much closer, but i have had very few issues besides having to do the usual car upkeep, oil changes tire rotate, etc though i must say the worse repairs are the front lights when they go out and i have to get them fixxed i go to my usual car repair place and its anywhere from $150-$200 i have changed both front lights twice now in the 7 years i have had this car, plus the license plat light, for a 7 year car i have low miles at just 54000 now that i live close to most places i go, I have had several new cars and this is the longest i have kept any of them, I will pay off my Aura next year and hope to keep it another 2 years, as long as it stays in good shape as it is now, If Saturn was still around they definitely would get my business again, and i would buy another Aura, or equivilant, of course new, Very reliable and good to me, my only issue, not that great in snow, but for a few pros- being the base model XE with cloth seats it has dual heated seats pwr driver, audio controls on steering wheel and was very affordable.
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No Problems at all

by from Lockport, NY on July 18, 2011

I just bought my Aura 3 weeks ago. It's a real nice ride. No problems at all so far. Only wish I had the original warranty that came with it since it's only 4 years old and had only 16898 miles on it ...
I just bought my Aura 3 weeks ago. It's a real nice ride. No problems at all so far. Only wish I had the original warranty that came with it since it's only 4 years old and had only 16898 miles on it when I bought it.
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