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Old 02-07-2011, 06:30 AM
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Default Has anybody here ever used an Aura hybrid?

I totaled my Mercury Mariner Hybrid about a week and a half ago, and found a used Aura hybrid for a pretty good price (ie: it's in my budget of about $10,000).

I was hoping to hear about some reviews on this car.

Please LMK ASAP as I plan to test drive it today.
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Unless I had a good local mechanic that was willing and able to work on Saturn hybrids I would personally steer clear of them as dealer support looks to be unavailable soon. I would also be concerned with potential parts issues.

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Old 02-07-2011, 10:30 AM
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Why would GM stop working on their cars?
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Does anyone have a Owners Manual for the Acura Hybrid?
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:58 AM
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gm hybrid should have an 8 year/100k mile warranty for hybrid components.
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I test drove one before the dealerships closed. Was very pokey, and sucked fuel hard when pushed. An average grocery-getter. The V-6 model had tons of power and was way more fun to drive.
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Hi StMos. How did the story end?
Could you tell me more about this car? Year, mileage and so on?

The cheapest Aura i found is this Saturn Aura - 12K $ Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 56,864

There aren't a lot of them.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:14 AM
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Mike Fran: If I could go back in time and never buy this car, I would. It's been nothing but a headache.

I bought it for around $10k when it had about 40k miles.

I had to have the entire transmission rebuilt shortly after buying it. I had to have some cable replaced that was on national backorder (I don't even know the details on this one). Now I'm having warning lights go on: SERVICE AIR BAG, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL, SERVICE HYBRID. The car is at 63k miles now. I just got the car back from the Chevy dealership yesterday and they told me they got a record of the errors, but they don't know what's causing them. They reset something and hoped that would fix it.

Well, it didn't. I was driving to work and the "SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL" message came up. It happens when I'm using the cruise control and accelerating going up a hill.

The light and message go away after a few minutes, and then "SERVICE HYBRID" lights up. When that happens, the car will not shut the RPMs off when at a stop light.

I don't know what to do. I hate this car. My mother gets better MPG out of a Honda CRV (not hybrid, and it's a bigger car).

I used to drive an old Ford Focus. Tiny thing, great gas mileage, and I never had a problem.
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Wow.
Thanks for you answer!
I didn't know about those problems.
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