Well GM got me into a newer car finally! 2009 Saturn Aura XE

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by murdog94, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    As the title says GM finally made a car that i would buy again. I was looking for a graduation gift for my wife from college and saw this sitting on the lot. As most longtime members know i am not a fan of any GM after 2004 because i felt the quality had gone so far down hill. So i found this one on a dealer lot. It is a 2009 Saturn Aura XE with the 2.4L 4cyl, and 6spd auto. The lines are great the color was nice, and is still has 10K left on the powertrain warranty and for $9K who could go wrong. it even had brand new tires. So i bought it and have been more than impressed with the power from the 4cyl motor and the 6spd is actually a sweet little tranny (if you have driven a double clutched gear box that is since in an auto it can be a little jerky). Heck it has all the options that we want, and i wasnt aware that they even came with the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. When i put it in manual i was impressed at how fast the shifts where for being a manumatic. The interior is a bit on the cheap side with all the plastic but what do you expect. Heck with 33mpg they have to save some weight somewhere. I will be getting some pics of it a bit later. but i just wanted to put up a review of the little monster and give you all a laugh since GM seems to have gotten me back at least in the car arena.
  2. BrownPats420

    BrownPats420 Member 100 Posts

    my girlfriend use to have one, she said the hell with it and junked it at 289k, very reliable vehicle!
  3. hotrodking86

    hotrodking86 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Well hopefully GM can continue to impress you in the future and gain some more respect from us all!!
  4. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    They got some back with the car, but the price was the biggest selling point as well as it having the options that we wanted. However after looking at the new trucks they still will not be getting my business sadly.
  5. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    i used to have a 92 saturn. wasnt a bad little run around car.

    head gasket went at 148k and i junked it. wasnt worth fixin.

  6. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Glad your happy with it, I think just like you as well Murdog. I stopped buying trucks back in 05, I don't like the NNBS trucks. I might look at the new colorado, BUT It looks ass ugly as well. Good luck with your new baby.
  7. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    HAHAHAH its the wifes.. im driving the Taurus now! woohoo LOL
  8. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    bah, get a new car and she gets it? not fair...

  9. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    That is how it goes! oh well. it was actually a graduation gift for her! oh and this isnt a saturn anymore (ive owned saturns) this thing is the chevy malibu with a tiny bit different sheet metal, and a Gm engine and tranny.. talk about lightyears of difference between my 1998 Saturn SC2 and this thing!

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