This Auction: is for a 2007 Saturn Aura XR 4-Door Sedan, with 3.6 liter V-6, automatic transmission, front wheel drive, black leather power seats, power glass moonroof, etc. in overall good condition. I am selling this for my sister, who is the original owner and bought it brand new in 2007 when it was awarded the Car & Driver North American Car of The Year Award. Over the 11 years my sister drove this car 141,500 miles and has enjoyed it for local driving in Central California and on several long freeway trips. It has essentially no rust as the car has always been in California. It is clean, the leather seats are good, and there are only a few minor door dings and paint scratches. It has some wear and tear that is normal for an 11 year old car, but is in overall good condition. Please look at all photos. I include all maintenance and service records. My sister does not smoke, and no one has ever smoked inside the car. Personalized License Plates are not included - you will need to get new plates when you register the car after buying.
Saturn Aura Details: The exterior is in good condition with no large dents, and only a few small normal door dings, paint scratches, stone chips, etc. The interior has full power driver and passenger black leather seats in good condition. My sister averaged about 20 to 24 mpg, and Saturn listed it as 18 mpg city and 28 mph highway. The engine runs smooth and quiet and the transmission shifts very nicely. The stereo system has very nice sound, but I think the CD player is stuck (who still uses those). It does have dual front airbags, side airbags, and is an overall nice safe mid-size sedan. It has traction control and full anti-lock brakes. The trunk is large and has a nice Saturn Aura large heavy carpet mat, and all foot wells have similar nice floor mats. The front tires are near new Uniroyal Tiger Paw purchased about one year ago and have near new tire tread depth. The car drives fine, but there is some road noise from the rear tires, which are not worn down to the wear bars, but are getting a bit noisy. You can feel some vibration when driving. I would recommend you buy new Uniroyal tires to replace the rear tires, then rebalance the front tires and rotate all so the two brand new ones are then on the front, and the one year old ones are on the back, as this is a front wheel drive car. You can also feel a slight “clunk” when turning the steering wheel at parking lot slow speeds and very slow driving (slight turns up to maybe 15 mph). This is from the steering column splined shaft where it goes to the steering rack. If you lay on your back in the driver footwell, and slightly turn the wheel left and right, you can see exactly what is happening. To fix it you have to remove and re-grease the spline steering column joint or buy a new one (make sure the new one is greased well). I think GM did not make a good design because it’s hard to grease or replace this. It’s done this minor clunk thing for over half the cars life and the dealer says it’s normal wear, my sister didn’t mind, but it annoys me. Anyway, there is no play in the steering, just this little clunk only at slow speeds. The car once had a minor (cosmetic damage) rear impact that was properly repaired. It also had the transmission replaced by GM under warranty at around 85,000 miles. My sister had regular maintenance done including spending a few thousand dollars at a Chevy dealer in Modesto last year, and I’ve also changed the oil, cleaned the car and helped her with minor maintenance several times. Earlier this year, some mice chewed up some wiring and it cost several hundred dollars getting that replaced. Damn mice. She is selling it because she’s a teacher and not a mechanic, and so she just bought a brand new 2018 car (and put D-con in the garage to get those damn mice).
Note the Saturn Aura is essentially the same as the Chevy Malibu of the same year, so most parts are easily available at a Chevy or Buick, or any GM dealership.
Because this is an 11 year old car, only people who are competent mechanics should buy it. If you can’t fix minor stuff yourself, or have a good affordable mechanic to help, then you should buy a new car (and not anyone’s 11 year old car, including this one). I am not saying there is anything wrong beyond what I described, or that I expected anything to go wrong. I am saying this is an 11 year old car and older cars will need maintenance and repairs more than new cars.
It has never been in a major accident, and of course it is not a flood damage vehicle. This Saturn Aura has a clear title (never stolen, never broken into, not repossessed, not lemon lawed, etc., with only one owner, my sister) and has only been registered in California. I have the California Certificate of Title (there is no loan to payoff). My sister is under zero financial or any other pressure to sell this car, so I have no reason to accept any low offers below KBB Private Party Values. I have 100% positive feedback over several years on eBay, so please bid with confidence!!!
The reserve price is approximately the KBB Private Party Value.
Shipping / Local Viewing: Winning bidder must come pick up the car. Local bidders may see and test-drive the car before the auction ends. Please email me before bidding if you have any questions.
Warranty: I am not a dealership and my sister and I provide no warranty express or implied. This is an 11 year old Saturn Aura with 141,500 miles, so it is sold as-is.
Payment / Terms: The winning bidder must make a $300 non-refundable deposit by PayPal within three days of the auction close. The balance must be paid within one week by a cashier’s check drawn on a major US bank, or by cash. I will confirm the authenticity of the cashier’s check prior to releasing the car. I will meet the buyer at a local bank where we will sign paperwork inside the bank. No exceptions. No criminals.
And especially no foreign buyer’s agent check for more than the sale and would I wire them the balance scams!
Any Questions, please email me! Thanks for looking!
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||1G8ZV57727F293314||Mileage:||141,500|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Trim:||XR|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Engine:||3.6 Liter V6|
|Options:||CD Player||Drive Type:||FWD|
|Safety Features:||Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag||Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats|
|Sub Model:||XR||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||Gold / Tan Mettalic||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Interior Color:||Black||Disability Equipped:||No|
|Number of Cylinders:||6||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|