By Ralph on
1995 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan
This is probably one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. I've completely worn the front end out commuting to DC every day and had it rebuilt at 193k. I've been run into four times the last time totaled. I go to the junk yard and put the thing back together with used parts. I just turned 247k without any engine or transmission failures. Waterpump, ac compressor clutch, wheel bearings, cv joints, and many other parts have been replaced. The old girl looks like hell but just keeps running. Fuel mileage is outstanding at 21/26 at 70mph. Not many new minivans do that well. I bought the car with 99k for $3500 in 2000. Since then I've put 148k on her. I figure I've gotten $14800 of use at $.10/mile
Outstanding fuel mileage. Huge cargo capacity with seats removed. Excellent engine and transmission. No rust fiberglass body. Good looks. Extremely reliable. Has saved me thousands in transportation costs
Long hood design makes getting to anything near the firewall a real pain.