My husband and I recently traded in our gas-gussling pickup truck for the small, attractive, and more fuel-efficient Saturn Aura. After initially test-driving the Aura, I quickly fell in love with its smooth, gentle way of gliding along the highway. Its shapely leather seats make for a comfortable driving experience and the V6 engine allow the driver to increase driving speed easily and quickly. Interior:
The interior design of the Aura strongly resembles that of the Chevy Malibu. Its often unrecognized luxury leather design reminds of the style of some European imports. It comes equipped with driver and passenger airbags, passenger airbag on/off switch, thorax side impact, single zone air conditioning, power windows, cruise control, power tilt and sliding sun roof, bucket seats, power seats, CD player, tire-pressure monitoring system, vehicle anti-theft system, and more. In addition, remote vehicle start is available and may be added (which we did, and it’s a great addition). Exterior:
The Aura XE models include all-season tires, automatic head lamps, daytime running lights, remote keyless entry, remote trunk release, power door locks, power driver and passenger side mirrors, traction control, steel wheels, and a compact spare tire. About the Aura XE:
The Aura is a fuel-efficient way of traveling, with approximately 22 miles per gallon (MPG) within city limits, and up to 33 MPG on highways. The overall fuel tank capacity is 16 gallons. (I was greatly surprised when I filled up my tank the first time and only spent $ 26 in fuel cost). The Aura also has front wheel drive, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and like other GM vehicles, comes with standard OnStar Emergency Services and XM Satellite Radio for the first year. I love the OnStar Emergency system already, since I am always afraid of running out of fuel, getting a flat tire, or being involved in an automobile accident. The availability of OnStar puts my mind at ease, because it includes an automatic crash response, provides emergency services, assists in case the vehicle is stolen, and even helps unlock doors from a remote location in case I would lock my keys in the car. OnStar also provides vehicle diagnostic services, roadside assistance, and includes a hands-free voice activated phone.
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2008Model and Options:
Saturn Aura XE, Automatic