Picked up a brand new 2002 4.0 Aurora back in autumn 2001. Black with dark gray interior and 17" chrome wheels. Loaded expect for navigation because the Bose stereo was only available w/out the navigation. She's still going strong and has been a reliable car. The fuel pump failed once, and I've replaced the rack and pinion twice as well as the subframe. The front end and rack and pinion issue could have been from the pot holes and rotting roads. There were issues with the weather seals leaking water but its fixed now. It also leaks a little oil. But overall its been a GREAT car, very luxurious with great Bose stereo and killer exhaust note from the 4.0 V8. The only performance gripe is that bigger brakes would be nice. It gets HORRIBLE 12.5 mpg in city with regular fuel, slightly better milage using recommended but optional premium gas. If you cruise at about 45mph in 4th gear the engine runs about 1500 rpm and returns over 30mpg even with the v8. But if you drive it hard it sucks fuel fast as the v8 roars and you can basically watch the gas gauge drop. The gated shifter is fantastic for dropping into second gear for passing or going up hills fast. The handling is great for a full size 2002 model, although it would be better if it was rwd. The torque from the v8 is less than optimal to run through the front end, and torque steer can be vicious under full throttle on wet pavement or going uphill - it yanks allover the place. But on dry and flat pavement the torque steer isn't too bad.
The service was excellent in every respect above and beyond.
by BOBBYALEXANDER52 from DealerRater.com
December 4, 2018
When I first visited Newport motors from start to finish my experience was excellent , The service department helped me arrange payments which allowed me to have my vehicle service, everything and everybody was excellent. Thank you very much
I purchased my 99 Plymouth Prowler from Celebrity Cars and the experience was top notch. I found the car on line, ended up flying out to look at the car and handle all the paperwork. Not only was the car exactly as represented but the staff was great. They even assisted me with a great choice of hotel and shipping to bring the car to me in Memphis. I highly recommend them for a vehicle in the future. Thanks guys for bringing a one of a kind vehicle to Memphis that has turned heads everywhere I've taken it
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