This is just one of the many cases of too much power in a FWD car. It was so hard to get traction, but it all worked out on the 4th try.
The Saturn Aura:
The Saturn Aura was introduced in 2005 for the 2006 model year to replace the Saturn L-Series. Saturn had never intended to use the Aura Concept name for production, but the name ended up sticking as a result of its popularity. The Aura's design was produced under several different names including the Fiat Croma, the Cadillac BLS, the Chevrolet Malibu, the Pontiac G6, the Opel Insignia, the Opel Signum, and the Opel Vectra, Saab 9-3. The Aura marked the first time since the 70's that GM's German division Opel had products sold in the United States. The XR trim of the Aura utilized the concept's 252 hp 3.6 L V6. The XE trim made use of a 3.5 L V6 which makes 219 hp. An eco minded trim named the Greenline uses a hybrid 164 hp 2.4 L I4. The Aura was discontinued after the 2009 model year due to the Saturn division's termination by GM.
Limit Pushing - Volvo S60 Top Speed Test
This is the AMERICAN spec. The EUROPEAN spec is faster.
Back for the summer. I thought I might as well start things off with
something other than the usual 0-60 tests, and this Volvo really did
impress me with its acceleration. So it's back for a Top Speed Test.
The S60 was the first Volvo to leave behind the 80's and 90's boxy design.
Built on the P2 platform, the S60, along with many other models, followed
much smoother contour lines than previous models. The S60 was at first
powered by a 247 hp 2.3 liter turbo 5
cylinder engine but was then upgraded to 2.4 liters increasing the power by
ten horses. In 2003 the S60 R was introduced with a Haldex AWD system,
Brembo brakes, a 296 hp I5 engine and a 6 speed transmission. The S60
utilized a suspension system called Four-C which upon selected could adjust
the car's electronically controlled shock absorbers to Comfort, Sport, or
Advanced while adjusting up to 500 times a second keeping the car level on
Limit Pushing - 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 0-60 Test
We could not achieve a very quick 0-60 time in the automatic version of
this new Sonata. This is the second time this summer that a 2011 Hyundai
was slow due to the auto transmission. This car is very cool and stylish
for the price, but if you are planning on buying a new Sonata, go with the
2.0L SE version.
The Hyundai Sonata:
The Hyundai Sonata was introduced in 1985 as the Y platform. It was sold in
very few markets including Korea and Canada. The body of the first
generation Sonata was closely based on the Hyundai Stellar's design. Twenty
four years later the sixth generation was released for the 2009 model year
as the YF platform. The redesign of the sixth generation quickly became an
award winning design. The YF platform won awards from reviewers including
Consumer Reports, Ward's Auto World, Kiplinger's Personal Finance,
Cars.com, Consumers Digest, and several others. The sixth generation was
badged the i40 in Western Europe and the i45 everywhere else. The YF was
sold in three trims, the GLS, the SE, and the Limited. These trims made
use of a 2.4L I4 making 198 hp and a turbocharged 2.0L I4 making 274 hp. The YF
platform is still in production today.
Limit Pushing - 2010 MX-5 Top Speed Test
Not the greatest feeling at these speeds, but one hell of a car.
The MX-5, also known as Miata (a name that means "reward" in Old High
German), was introduced in 1989 utilizing the Jinba ittai design meaning
that the car would be as light weight as possible with minimal mechanical
complexity limited only by legal and safety requirements. This handling
mindset was carried across all three generations. The first generation sold
over 400,000 units from 1989 to 1997. It made use of a 1.6 I4 engine to
1993 and a 1.8 L after that. The first generation (NA) is known for its
characteristic pop up headlights. The second generation (NB) was launched
in 1998 with it's major changes including fixed headlights and a slight
power increase. In 2005 the third generation (NC) was introduced with a new
2.0 L engine. The MX-5 is the best selling convertible ever with numbers
breaking 900,000 MX-5s ever sold. It has won many awards over the years
including Wheels Magazine 's Car of the Year for 1989 and 2005; Sports Car
International's "best sports car of the 1990s" and "ten best sports cars of
all time"; 2005-2006 Car of the Year Japan; and 2005 Australian Car of the
Year - and making Car and Driver magazine's annual Ten Best list 10 times.
Limit Pushing - 2011 Genesis 4.6L 0-60 Test
After testing this car 6 times over the course of two months we concluded
that the time is 6.3 seconds. The car had almost 2000 miles on it by the
last test. It was bought new and has not been tampered with. I invite
anyone with the same car to publish a video where this car makes a 0-60
time under 6 seconds.
Here is a video from another owner confirming our time:
The Hyundai Genesis:
The Hyundai Genesis was introduced initially as a concept car in the 2007
and released to the market in 2008. The Genesis is internally known as the
BH model and marketed as a "premium sports sedan". The Genesis is said to
have been Hyundai's first entry into the European dominated luxury arena
competing with the BMW 5 Series, the Mercedes E-Class, the Infiniti M, and
the Lexus GS. The Genesis has four engine options including a 3.3L V6
(limited markets), a 3.8L V6 (Korea and North American Markets), a 4.6L V8,
and a 5.0L V8 (2012 model). The Genesis is sold worldwide and still in
How To Install replace Do a Front Brake Job Pontiac G6 Saturn Aura
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace your own
worn, squeaky, fading old front brakes. This video is applicable to the
Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura, model years 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, and 10.
2007 Saturn Aura
This is segment three from The Fuel Show 11/19/06. The team review the
2007 Saturn Aura
How To Install Replace Front Struts Pontiac G6 Saturn Aura
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install , fix, change or replace your
front shocks with their loaded struts. This video is applicable to the
Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura, model years 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, and
2007 Saturn Aura XE Sedan
New Star Auto Sales Group
1239 McCarter Highway
Newark, NJ 07104
saturn aura replace headlight bulb with bumper on!
Remove 5 -10mm bolts 4 on plastic cover under hood 1 on air cleaner hose.
Remove 2- clips with flat head on plastic cover under hood
Remove 6 7mm screws (headlight brackets)
Lift up and over hood latch the center cover plastic
Pull inner side of headlight outwards and outter side towards middile of
car and out.
Its hard but you can get it to pop over the corner of fender. I did it all
in around 15 minutes
Dont give up it can be done! sorry about not having more video my hands
were busy at the end.
The 950 HP Switzer E900 GTR - /TUNED
After last week's Runway Tuner Shootout, Matt couldn't resist taking the
winning car, the E85 powered Switzer E900 GTR out for a little drive. What
he finds is not just another GTR, because this is the fastest street car
he's ever driven.