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1997 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan

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Chevrolet Lumina Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Good value, room for six, optional dual-zone climate controls

  • Cons

    ABS is optional, Plain-Jane wrapper

  • What's New for 1997

    Performance-oriented Lumina LTZ debuts, with a spoiler, special front and rear styling, graphics and alloy wheels. Daytime running lamps are standard on all Luminas, and the power sunroof expected last year finally arrives. New colors and an oil life monitor round out changes to Lumina for 1997.

Full 1997 Chevrolet Lumina Review

What's New for 1997

Performance-oriented Lumina LTZ debuts, with a spoiler, special front and rear styling, graphics and alloy wheels. Daytime running lamps are standard on all Luminas, and the power sunroof expected last year finally arrives. New colors and an oil life monitor round out changes to Lumina for 1997.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fantastic buy for $1000

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

An amazing purchase, got the car not too long ago and ever since has been driving down the road perfectly. Very smooth riding, gear changing and steady braking and acceleration. Everything on the car works except for AC/cool air but since it's soon to be winter, shouldn't be too much of a problem at all for some time. The interior I have seen much better on cars but for what it is, it's not bad at all. Exterior design I just love. The overall build quality seems to be pretty solid beside a few things I can name like seatbelt buckles can be pretty difficult at times but still usable, just fiddle with them for a few seconds and they're good to go. Overall a very good car, recommend!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Incredible car

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

Most reliable vehicle I have ever had. Bought it at 90,000 miles in Jan 2003 and have 317,000 miles on it now. Have replaced transmission, water pump and air conditioner in last seven years. Purchase price was $4000 and repairs have come to $3800. A fantastic investment for 227,000 miles of transportation.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Most reliable car we've ever

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

We have had this car for a few years now. We purchased it used, of course. It has broke down a few times, but has NEVER stopped running. Nothing stops this car! It is definitely worth paying the money to keep it up and have for its lifetime. The gas mileage doesn't beat our Dodge Neon, but we would never sell our Chevy Lumina. When it gets cold our other cars stall and sometimes won't even start. The Lumina starts every time we crank it as long as it has gas. Seems like Chevy has been doing a good job. Their cars seem to last more years than most other names even when you have gotten caught up with other things letting them sit for a while. I once had a Chevy Beretta. Also a Great car!




Terrible car

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

Only had this car for 8 months and bought it with only 118,000 on it. It now only has 134,000. I replaced radiator, head gaskets, water pump, thermostat and it is completely dead and no one knows whats going on in with it. I am very disappointed and would not recommend anyone buying one.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Let go driveing

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

Very good car paid only 2500 had it for 2 years no work done to the hard put about 45,000 miles on the cars since I had it. Only thing I have ever done is change oil. Need a car with out a big repair this is the one for you.




Reliable

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

Original Owner. Roadworthy, reliable, midsize sedan. Low mileage for its age (133,700). Good tires and cold A/C. Graphite exterior and interior. Matching color original Alloy wheels.



Talk About The 1997 Lumina

1997 Chevrolet Lumina Discussions See all Started By

sebastianj
sebastianj
06-11-2007
I recently bought a 1997 Chevy Lumina Sedan and I love it!!! The simple and stupid question of mine is How the heck do I change the headlights. I got the right low beams from Wal-Mart yesterday and I ...


spencer10
spencer10
07-28-2000
I have a 1997 Lumina with a V6 3.1 liter engine....


2700 bucks sounds like a lot for a car that is already 10 years old. You can do better elsewhere. Stick to a vehicle (Lumina or whatever else that you like) that comes with the basic safety gear (Dual...



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