by Todd on May 1, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan
I purchased this van in 2001 with only 50000 km on it. I have put another 160000 on it since then. We have used it as a daily commuter, vacationing vehicle and transport vehicle to help friends and family move. It has seen its share of use and abuse. I have been diligent with regular maintenance, and for the first 207000 km I have had no problems with the motor or transmission. Just recently at 208000 km the intake manifold gasket has started to leak. Over the years I have replaced the water pump, fuel pump, wiper motor, interior fan motor, and driver's seat cushion/chasis. Breaks and tires are the only other things that I have had to dump money into, but hey, nothing lasts forever!
by bill on Mar 6, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan
I have owned this mini van since it was new. I am currently considering a new vehicle. I am researching the same car. This car has done everything I have asked of it and then some. It is an extremely versitile vehicle, from hauling 7 people to piles of lumber with seats removed. This car has never left me stranded and the only reason I am considering a new one is mileage.
by Brad L. McIlvain on Mar 28, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan
5 years ago I saw a 96 Lumina Mini-
van.Dark red with the ground effects
package. Checked it out and test drove
it. I was amazed at the power it had.I
think the v6 is 190 hp or so,and it
only weighs 3300lbs. It only gets
17mpg around town but I get 25mpg on
the highway,with a best of 27.I have
driven to Colorado a number of
times,with trips to Las Vegas,Phoenix
and even a 24 hour drive to Miami and
24 hours back. I drove Phoenix to
Albequerque on 1 tank of gas and made
it home on 1.That was 1000 miles with
one stop! Never had any mech. problems
Last year for this van. A 3.4-liter V6 good for 180 horsepower replaces standard and optional V6 engines from last year. Air conditioning, seven-passenger seating and an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission are standard.