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#193 of 857 CANADIAN DIFFERENCES
Jun 30, 2000 (7:05 pm)
After reading over 100 letters I feel I have to tell you all about the differences in Canada. Perhaps the differences remain the same for some of the Lumina Models.
I understand that most Luminas were made in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The 1999 model year was the last to be sold in Canada, however for the US market, Oshawa still made the 2000 Lumina base model for fleet cars. I hear The Lumina is not being produced anymore. [The Sunfire and Cavalier convertible are also gone for 2000]
I own a 1998 Lumina LTZ - it is the best car I have ever had. In answer to question 37, yes,the sun visor clips keep coming out and that is the only problem I have after 56,000KM, about 33,000 miles. Oh I forgot, the little button that holds the seat belt buckle from falling to the floor fell off - GM plastics = they are the worst.
In Canada the LTZ has the 3.1 as standard, not the 3.8 as in the U.S. The rear brakes are drum and not disc like the U.S. I presume this is the same, but the rear and the front of the LTZ is the same as the Monte Carlo except for the colour of the Chevy logo. The standard Lumina and the LS model have different looks on the front and the back compared to the LTZ.
My LTZ is leased and I will dicker with the dealer over the buy out because it's a great car and I would like to keep it.
#194 of 857 mileage for #'s 164 & 166
Jun 30, 2000 (7:54 pm)
Comparing gas mileage in Canada and the U.S. is an exercise in futile mathematics.
Canadian [Imperial] gallons have a greater volume than American gallons, about 20% more. However, for many years now, Canada has sold gasoline in Litres. Sells for 77 cents a litre now. That works out to about $3.46 an Imperial gallon.
1 Imp gallon = 4.5 litres
1 U.S. gallon = 3.78 litres. Therefore at U.S. measurement, gasoline here in Toronto costs $2.91 a gallon U.S.
Jun 30, 2000 (9:06 pm)
I am not just experimenting with Daewoo here,
My previous Daewoo was in Sydney Australia, and
I drove it for about 100,000 miles with ZERO, count them, ZERO problems. I had previously owned a Ford Festiva which is also Korean built, which I drove for 80,000 miles with Zero, count them, Zero problems. I have only owned Korean in the past. The only American car I ever bought was this 97 Chevy Lumina LS. This is the only car that gave me trouble. I panicked, I am not used to having trouble with a car that is still new.
I now have the Leganza CDX, and Nubira CDX.
No troubles yet.
#196 of 857 Radio Auto Theft Detterant Code
Jul 01, 2000 (12:05 pm)
Hello TopGun8... Take your car to any Chevy dealer and have them clear the number code in your radio. They have a master code which will supersede the code already in the radio. Once the radio is working, its best to follow the instructions in your manual, and put in a new code that you will remember in case you have to remove the battery or disconnect it again. Goodluck.
#197 of 857 98' lumina from airport rent center
Jul 02, 2000 (2:53 am)
I am condering about buying a 98 lumina from the car rental center. they are asking for 7999. any suggestions? so many thanks!
#198 of 857 To Buck531
Jul 04, 2000 (6:37 pm)
Join the "new brakes club". My wife's '98 LTZ (bought in July of '97) needed new pads for all 4 wheels (plus all 4 rotors turned) at 33K miles. The rotors were badly scored. Since the work was NOT covered by our 36K warranty, it cost us about $200. I'm not complaining though, because the car has otherwise been VERY trouble free. Other than 3K mile oil changes, and fuel injector cleaning (plus a new fuel filter) at 24K miles, it's run great. It runs as fast as the day we bought it.
#199 of 857 Need info on brake repair refund?
Jul 06, 2000 (3:42 pm)
I own a 91 lumina and overall it has been ok. But I have spent a fortune on the brakes. I received the letter about the refund and while I was finding all of my receipts I lost the letter. Can someone please give me some info say a name and address or better yet a phone number from the letter?
#200 of 857 Computer Chips
Jul 08, 2000 (2:20 am)
I have a 93' Euro, and I was wondering if a computer chip would add a nice gain. Anybody have any advice? Thanks!
#201 of 857 Chevrolet Z34, 1994
Jul 10, 2000 (2:10 pm)
Iam looking at a 1994 Z34 with 98,000 miles and in excellent condition for $7,900.00. Is this a good deal and are there any problems with this car. Looking for something affordable with ZIP to drive to work.
Jul 10, 2000 (2:30 pm)
Have the 3.4 (DOHC) engine checked thoroughly before you buy the car. This engine was discontinued by Chevy, and with good reason. It has a history of MAJOR problems. I own a '93 Eurosport with this engine, and I can't wait to get rid of it. It's very hard to start in cold weather. I also had 3 oil leaks repaired ($1500), and the ENTIRE brake system replaced at only 8K miles (Chevy dealer paid for it).