I have been driving the Aura for over a year now - and I can only say I have been more than happy. The car is quiet, is phenomenal at interstate speeds and gives me an amazing 30-32 mpg on the highway.
I have always maintained one thing! With size comes additional problems. While GM has been struggling with those and is trying to reinvent itself, Toyota has silently got into a phase where it will begin to face its own demons - those that GM is trying to exorcise and come clean! If there is anything that will make Toyota falter, it will be a combination of a rejuvenated GM and Toyota's own follies with its botched entry into the SUV/truck market and its size.
Secondly, the future auto-markets are in Brazil, China and India, where GM enjoys a wide lead in engineering and marketing presence. Issues such as these will determine the winner of the 21st century's auto wars.
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