My lumina is not in the best shape...
when I bought it everything was
great... however I never really took
care of it. The 3.1L engine is very
easy to fix. I got into a car accident,
and totaled the other car, my Lumina
started up, and drove away. I aslo had
an experience with water, the water was
all the way up to the bottom of the
doors, and engine was partly submerged,
it started JUST GREAT!!!! And ran
awesome! However I have a transmission
leak, and have heard that it is pretty
common for my model Lumina.
The dependablity of my Lumina, no
matter what it goes through it still
runs fine! I put a after-market cd
player... the speakers sound great...
they sound like brand new speakers...
great soung quality!Roomy & comfy!
The Lumina was the first car I owned.
I purchased it in 97 w125K Miles
We drove this car everywhere. From NY
to Canada to the South you name it.
Great car great performance. Brakes
wear is a trend of Lumina but not a
big deal. Gas Mileage is decent for a
used car. We sadly retire the Car at
276K Miles !! Original engine and
GM did a good job with this car and I
will forever remember that.
Engine, comfort, performance,
Breaks tend to go faster, more gauges
on the dashboard mine did not have a
temp. gauge even.
I wanted a Lumina for almost 2 years
before I could afford to buy mine
used. I bought it 3 years old, with
102,000 miles on it. It had been well
maintained and I kept that trend. When
my daughter got hit by another driver,
the car had over 264,000 miles. Still
the original engine and transmission.
Normal expected maintainence and
upkeep, but no major machanical
problems. The brakes wore out a little
faster than other cars I've had, but
that was a characteristic of this
model. I had to replace the alternator
about every 2 years; thank goodness for
Pep Boys lifetime warrenty. I had only
paid $4,000 for the car...I definately
got my money's worth!
Dependable transportation with lots of
room for the family. Seating was very
Brake and alternator designs could have
been better. Other than that, I
wouldn't have changed a thing.