Four model years ago, the Aurora signaled great new things for Oldsmobile. It was touted as the wave of the future, a peek at the beginning stages of a revolution that would reshape the brand name. Since then, the Aurora's exterior styling has been incorporated into other models in the Oldsmobile line. Oldsmobile has refined the Aurora's suspension. A race-prepared version of the Aurora V8 engine is used in the Indy Racing League cars that compete in the Indianapolis 500. The Aurora remains as appealing as ever, even though competition has gotten much more intense. Aurora shoppers can look to the E-Class Mercedes-Benz, Lexus ES300 and Lincoln Continental for comparison.