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Chevrolet Lumina, Sedan
#118 of 857 just traded lumina
Jan 26, 2000 (3:39 am)
I just traded a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina with 62000 miles on it for a 1997 Nissan 200SX. I just wanted to add that no matter what you see in these postings, always do a lemon check on a vehicle before you buy one. I found out my Lumina was traded 5 times in 3 years, it was in a serious accident, when I got rid of it the door panels, front and rear drivers side, were falling off, the trunk popped open on it's own, it was leaking oil and coolant to who knows where, the tranny was going, and the cv joints were almost to the point of needing to be replaced. So the moral is even though the Luminas are rated to be excellent cars and I have no doubt this one could have been had it not been in a wreck and had been cared for before I got it, always, always check on a car before you buy it!! Plus, ask questions of your dealer if they want to sell a car they will provide you with the answers you want, if not walk away, there most likely were thousands of the same car you can find somewhere else.
#119 of 857 I am glad you hear it too
Jan 28, 2000 (11:30 pm)
I also hear the rattling under the front of the car near the wheel well when it is cold outside.
I thought my shock absorbers are failing or maybe the joints. I will probably not worry about it since it seems to be common in the cold weather.
#120 of 857 Lumina is solid as a rock
Feb 12, 2000 (12:35 am)
I had a 1995 lumina with 92,000 miles and traded it on a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. This lumina was solid,very dependable,did'nt have any oil leaks,and the motor was so smooth you could'nt feel it running. In fact the only reason I traded was to get another solid Chevrolet thats a step up for my growing family.
#121 of 857 Lumina 97
Feb 12, 2000 (3:30 pm)
I just got a Chevy Lum 97 of only 22,000 mileage. But car inspector said both front brake pads have to be replaced in order to pass the state inspection.
After replacing the brake pads, I still don't feel any different from that before when I brake. It seems not be possible this car (in very good condition) had just run for 22K miles need brake pads replaced. Did inspector cheat me?
Feb 13, 2000 (3:20 am)
My wife's '98 LTZ mileage just turned 30K. Only thing I we've had done (besides oil changes and tire rotations) was a new oxygen sensor (15K) and the fuel injectors cleaned (30K). Otherwise it's behaved itself. She especially likes the 3800 engine's acceleration. My next car will probably be an Impala. I'm hoping Chevy will be bringing back the Impala SS (with a 4.0 liter V-8) for 2001. There are strong rumors that it will.
Feb 21, 2000 (6:25 am)
zlum. Depending on driving habits, I wouldn't be surprised by having to replace the pads at 22,000 miles. I don't know if it's a GM thing or what, but I do NOT brake hard and still have to replace the pads every 20,000 miles or so on my Corsica.
Feb 27, 2000 (3:30 am)
We (my husband and I) just bought a Lumina this evening. It's a '96 with a little over 25,000 miles, fully loaded.
From everything I've been reading previously, we just bought a great car. Am I correct in my assumption?
I hope so because it has to last us until we get rid of his ex-wife and kids in another 5 1/2 years. Ha!
#125 of 857 1998 Lumina LTZ 3.8 V6
Mar 04, 2000 (5:05 am)
I am very pleased with my 2 year old '98 Lumina LTZ. I bought it new and have only minor problems. The braking problems in wet weather is one, but the most troublesome is a slip in the transmission when going from first to second gear. The dealer has found no trouble codes and cannot recreate the condition. Has anyone else has a transmission slip ? Also, the electric mirror loosened and vibrated and the gas gauge is inaccurate, but the transmission thing is what really troubles me...
Mar 07, 2000 (4:53 am)
As a new owner of a vehicle with 90K on the clock, what should I anticipate in failures? Understand we fixed all there was to fix...components problems hereafter comments appreciated.
#127 of 857 I'm looking to ask questions about vans, but...
Mar 08, 2000 (5:55 pm)
The van board has been locked at only 8 posts?
I am in need of a car. I have none! A choir member is selling a chevy lumina '91 minivan with 150,000 on it for $3,000. I'm going to have someone take a look at it, but want to know what others have found. She says its been a great car, they just want a new one. However, another friend of mine says they had a van like this and HATED it.