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Chevrolet Lumina, Sedan
#63 of 857 To hoxxie (#61)
Oct 01, 1999 (7:16 pm)
Chevy had discontinued the Lumina LTZ for the 2000 model year. My advice is to buy an Impala LS, which also has the 3800 Series II engine (like the '99 LTZ did). The 3.1 engine is OK, but the 3800 is so much better. It has been judged one of the 10 best engines on the planet!! You will also be getting a much better suspension package with the Impala LS.
Oct 02, 1999 (6:02 am)
I know for a fact that Lumina is one of the value leader but it's style is very dated...don't you all think?...it's just my opinion but still....If I were to buy a Lumina, I'd ONLY consider the LTZ which looks quite better than the other models...
#65 of 857 Brake problem
Oct 02, 1999 (6:08 am)
I recently changed the brakes on my Lumina. Now whenever I hit the brakes slightly as I am turning the steering wheel to go around a crescent for example, I hear a knocking sound from the brakes. It is like they are loose or something. I tooks it back to the dealer but they could not find anything wrong (likely story).
Did anyone get this problem before?
Oct 08, 1999 (4:44 am)
I do not think the Lumina is anymore dated in its style than most sedans. It's not as bland as a Camry or Accord,just my 2cents.
Oct 08, 1999 (2:37 pm)
I'm a big GM car fan, and love american cars... no offense but why would anyone want a lumina? They are very bland in style and the interior is hideous. Just curious
#68 of 857 To jenishcr
Oct 09, 1999 (10:05 pm)
Well let me just say that my wife's '98 Lumina LTZ is anything but bland looking. In fact, I believe Chevy used some of its great features when they designed the new Impala. It has aggressive looking aluminum wheels (like the '94-'96 Impala SS did), a 3800 Series II engine, a rear deck spoiler, etc. However, you won't have to look at the Lumina after this year, because it is being discontinued (the Impala takes its place).
#69 of 857 Am about to buy
Oct 10, 1999 (11:22 pm)
Hey Folks, I am about to pay $11,500 for a 98 lumina base with 31500 miles on it. I just found out that it was a rental car and was wondering if there is any reason I should not buy this car. Has anyone had any bad experiences with a previous rental? Does $11,500 sound like a good price? Any responses would be helpful. Thanks in advance, Dave
Oct 15, 1999 (5:54 am)
I bought a 97 Lumina LS about a year ago. It was
an ex daily rental as well. But it only had 33,000 KM on it (not miles). 31500 miles is a lot of miles to put on a vehicle in one year. Anyways,
My Lumina is quite reliable. And it has excellent fuel efficiency. I did end up buying the extended warranty though just for my peace of mind. I suggest the same. Lumina is a tough cookie.
Go for it. However you should be able to find a used Lumina for about the same price and less mileage.
#71 of 857 97 Lumina
Oct 20, 1999 (3:49 am)
I own a 97 lumina and I've never had a problem
since I bought it new 40,000 miles ago; best car
I've ever owned!!!
#72 of 857 98 Lumina.... I love the car
Oct 22, 1999 (10:38 am)
I bought my 98 Lumina base model new, and of all the cars that I owned in my life, this car is a joy to drive. I love it. Chevy did a great job making this car.