Saturn Aura

Discussion in 'Saturn Aura' started by fish, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. fish

    fish Guest

    The car looks different.

    It appears to be a 4 door, dark tint sedan.

    The license plate seems to have been moved from the back of the trunk to
    below the trunk, in the bumper.
    I hate that! I'd rather have my license plate on the trunk so I can see it
    more clearly.

    The gas cap is on the passenger side, but it is now self-locking!

    There appears to be no visible antenna.

    The engine is a 3.6 liter V6.

    This vehicle compares to the Pontiac G6 in the Cadillac STS performance

    Source: Consumer Reports - 2006 New Car Preview.
    fish, Nov 27, 2005
  2. fish

    marx404 Guest

    Interesting how CR can Preview a product that is still only a concept car
    and has never seen any production yet. Concept is the operative word. Yep,
    the Aura will see production, but exactly what and when, the jury will be
    out when final production occurs.

    quote : I hate that! I'd rather have my license plate on the trunk so I can
    see it
    more clearly.

    um, now you piqued my curiosity, do you plan on driving your car from behind
    the trunk? lol <jk>

    marx404, Nov 27, 2005
  3. fish

    fish Guest

    marx404 sez...
    Well, it is listed as a 2007 car.
    This publication makes for some fascinating reading actually.
    Some of the most reliable cars look to be the most dangerous.

    Would you buy a car that has an EPA of 60/51 city/highway when the car looks
    like it could never survive a collision with all occupants dead?

    I'd rather go for a balance, good fuel economy, good performance, good
    quality build.
    Moving the license plate below the trunk, onto the bumper makes the
    placement of the license plate an afterthought.
    I find cars with license plates designed to fit above the bumper to be much
    more appealing.

    Also, moving the gas cap to the passenger side is inconvinient - and not
    making it a self locking cap is just plain insulting.
    The older Saturn models have it, thus why so many older Saturn cars will
    continue to be driven by their original owners for a great many more years
    to come.
    fish, Nov 27, 2005
  4. Really? My '95 SC1 has the plate in the bumper, and it looks like it was
    well thought out.
    Now THAT is a more honest and accurat comment than your 1st one.

    I personally prefer it on the passenger side. I hate having to sqeeze
    out between the car and the pole that protects the pump.

    - and
    If you say so.
    I have many reasons that I'll continue to drive my '95, but the latching
    gas cap door really isn't high on that list.
    Kevin M. Keller, Nov 27, 2005
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