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Aurora Owners: You know you are obsessed with your car when...
Original title: Junk and Revenge (zinc1) Fri 09 Jun '00 (09:37 PM)
Whew. I'm sorry to hear that you got a lemon. In fact, the degree of lemonness of this vehicle seems to be high, even for GM. They barely make simple cars right, let alone a complicated engineering forte such as the Aurora.
The thing that drew me to this car was its unique
package - body, interior, and engine. I'm still
happy with the 'intent' of the engineers and I put
up with the visits to the shop the same way an owner of the '60s or '70s might have pampered an oil-belching, plug-fouling, embarrassingly-dead-by-the-side-of-the-road Jaguar.
It's the diamond-in-the-rough that you keep
cutting and polishing. Hoping that, some day,
you'll have vanquished its demons and you will
finally be driving the nirvana that it was meant to be. What the UAW stunted in its nascence. I agree that the 2001 may end this model for good - but then our taste isn't what GM is after
I'd like to direct you to an AA meeting
(Auroraholics Anonymous), but this may be it. This may be the the last refuge for those of us who are addicted to the whims of this evil temptress of the dawn. Catering to its every zap
and clank. Sure, it'll whisper ecstatic nothings in your ear, if you'll just buy her one more tiny
bobble "This will be the last one, sweetheart. I
promise". Yeah, sure babe. And I'm the Sheik of
Well, call me a fool for indulging her. But I'm
still in sweet denial. She'll come around. Just you wait.