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#73 of 857 The new Chevy brochure
Oct 23, 1999 (6:14 pm)
The Chevy dealer I visited to test drive the New Impala..sent me the new Chevy brouchure...I was surprised that the Lumina wasn't even included in the list of what Chevy has to offer..not even a mention of the 2000 model..I guess they don't want to have to reprint the new brouchure again after 1999,minus the Lumina...which I think is a good looking car. Anyone have any thoughts on the wisdom or lack of for buying a car in it's last model year...or it's first model year..such as the Impala.
#74 of 857 To #72(sand11)
Oct 24, 1999 (5:26 am)
I'm waiting until next year to consider buying an Impala. Actually I have to wait, because I'm paying off on a '98 Lumina LTZ purchased in '97. I'm hoping that Chevy works out all the bugs in the 2000 Impalas. I've also read where there's a good chance a V8 engine will be offered next year, probably in an SS version. It has been rumored that Chevy is testing an Impala with a V8 at its Arizona proving grounds.
#75 of 857 responding to jpstax
Oct 25, 1999 (5:16 am)
I don't have the luxury of waiting till next year to buy..The car my hubby drives to the train station every morning is so unreliable that we won't drive it out of town anymore..WE need a new car very soon.I'm still debating whether to try the Lumina..I only test drove the Impala when I was at the dealer.According to Jeff, my husband, he believes that we shouldn't cross the 2000 Impala off our list of possibilities just because it's in it's first year.I'm still up in the air about it.thanks your your input
#76 of 857 too late
Oct 26, 1999 (12:08 am)
well..I went to my chevy dealer and asked to drive a Lumina...guess what?...They don't have anymore...I thought there was a 2000 model..I was wrong. I looked over the Impala..but the exposed screwheads in the door well..really look tacky.
#77 of 857 To #75(sand11)
Oct 26, 1999 (1:44 am)
If you are still looking to buy an American car, do yourself a favor and test drive a Buick Regal GS. The acceleration is fantastic for a family sedan. It has a 240hp engine (the supercharged 3800 Series II), and has great looks (no exposed screwheads in the door wells). They are also considered very reliable. Just my 2 cents worth.
#78 of 857 sand11-2000 Lumina
Oct 27, 1999 (6:44 am)
Carsdirect is showing quotes for a base model 2000 Lumina. I'd give 'em a call and see if it's possible to get one, worth a shot anyway
Hope this helps.
Nov 01, 1999 (7:44 pm)
I had the opportunity of driving the new Impala. I enjoyed the car and I think it offers a lot of car for the money. I think Chevy has introduced a good contender for next year. The main problem I see with the Impala is the bodywork styling which is not suit to please everybody, but then again this car is for those who want to brake away from the Accord/Camry/Taurus look alike pack.
During my car search I also have given a good amount of consideration to the simpler Lumina. Unfortunately, save for a couple of '99 Black sedans, I haven't been able to locate any new 2000 Luminas here in Miami. I am not to clear about the fate of the Lumina. The Impala was meant to be its final replacement, yet I keep seeing on every other car web site references to the 2000 Lumina, still alive in GM production plants. Can I get one of those new Luminas??? Is the production of the 2000 model limited to fleets??? The Impala is a much better car than the Lumina, yet I like the Lumina because is more of a practical car for everyday driving. Many people have critize its design but I think is much cleaner and more elegant than the infamous Taurus and the bland and extra boring Camry. Well if anybody knows how could I get my hands on a new 2000 Lumina, their input will be greatly appreciated.
#80 of 857 Goodbye '97 Lumina...
Nov 02, 1999 (6:14 pm)
Well it is time to turn in my 97 Lumina and I sure will miss it. My lease ran out but I must say that the car has been great. I would have bought it out right but I am spoiled and need a new car every few years. Anyways, I only had to replace a serpentine belt at 30,000 miles and have the rotors cut and new brake pads. The brakes are kind of mushy though. My only complaint. Car is good in bad weather and always performed well. What is up with that new Impala?
UGLY!!!! It looked okay from a distance with a rear spoiler but the interior is really ugly. Chevy should keep the Lumina in production and disregard the Impala. (I ended up buying a Chysler ConcordeLX, loaded) Anyways, my two cents.
Fellow Lumina drivers, love your car cause it will love ya back.
#81 of 857 To #78 (monito1)
Nov 03, 1999 (3:20 am)
From what I've read, the 2000 Lumina is still being made. Check with your local Chevy dealer. However, the 3800 engine is no longer an option, probably because Chevy is offering it in the Impala LS, and so they are in short supply. The only engine you can get with the 2000 Lumina is the 3.4 liter (180 hp) one. Hope this helps.
Nov 03, 1999 (5:31 pm)
Thanks for your input. Yesterday I went to my local Chevy Dealer in Miami and I saw a few factory fresh brand new 2000 Luminas. When I asked the salesperson about them, he inmmediately pointed out that those cars CAN NOT BE PURCHASED by the general public, unless you are a fleet operator or acquired for fleet government use. Then he turn my attention to the new Impala. At that point I stopped asking questions regarding the Lumina. Is this true??? Is chevy forcing prospective Lumina customers to buy the Impala??? Is this pure B.S.??? Where can I get a new Lumina??? Your feedback is truly appreciated.