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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Best of the Old
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Linda Meredith
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I have had two Lumina's and have been very pleased with both of them. Only a few minor repair issues. I think of this car as
the Energizer Bunny---Keeps going and going and going . The sound system is great to compared to newer models. The car is roomy inside and has a very large trunk. Great gas mileage for an older car. I averaged 30 MPG on highway driving a little bit
lower in stop and go city driving.


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Lumina Luxury Sweet Ride
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By Gary M Reynolds
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan 4dr Sedan


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The car is in great shape, well taken care of. Low mileage, great driving!


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First And Only Car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By eschaefer1
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Love this car, I got it as a 16th birthday gift from my mother, it had 150k miles on it and it now has 167k miles. put new battery, serpentine belt and all new pumps, plugs, and wires in it along with new intake manifold gaskets ($400-$600) and new Moda MD9 Rims. easily maintainable except for battery removal, which is a pain to get out. only major problem in whole car is small rust spot under gas cap, couple dents on fenders and rack and pinion needs replaced ($400-$800) depending on where you go. after 12 years thats amazing to me, even after i ditched it, which didnt seem to phase it internally. 100% recommended to anyone wanting a cheap, affordable gas sipping (21-32MPG) 4 door sedan.


Best Features

Gas Mileage, Durability, Easily Maintainable, Safety, Affordability, Sporty look with the hood lines


Worst Features

Battery Removal, Possibly more power but 189hp seems to work fine for day to day


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Wondering what to do....
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By carrisa_lumina
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I have had this car for about 5 years now, it has about 75,000 miles on it (the odometer stopped working at 35,000) I am trying to decide whether or not to fix this car up to keep it or
buy a newer car. I havent had any major problems with this car, fuel pump(twice), the ignition stopped working so I had to have a push button start installed, and a starter, also the AC doesnt work. I was just looking to see what I should do with the car... it needs to have the transmission serviced, oil changed, new tires, and when I try to start it sometimes it skips and doesnt catch right away. Also the AC doesnt wor


Best Features

Great pick up, rides smooth


Worst Features

My car is pretty basic and doesnt have a cd player.


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That's a Lumina?!
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By kd0bep
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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan LTZ 4dr Sedan


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We have had this car for nearly ten years and never had any major problems until we happened to get an oil change while at Wal Mart and they managed to drop something in the engine while doing it. When we drove the car from the store it started to make a clinking sound. When we went back they told us to prove it! So we took it to a mechanic who said it would be simply cheaper to replace the engine than to fight over it. Well he ended up putting the engine in wrong and it died out and needed another one. It becomes an even sadder story from there. The car still runs but it just isn't the same. It currently sits at 176,000 miles.


Best Features

I have one with the 3800 which has a lot of pickup. Most people think the car is pretty lame until you hit the gas and turn up the stereo. The stereo on the car is unbelievable for stock. I also love the quad exhaust and spoiler that just hint at the little secrets this car hides!


Worst Features

I don't think this car needs many improvements. It is a basic car with a little kick. I would buy another Lumina if I could to replace this one but they are aging cars and hard to find under 100,000 miles but if you do find one, buy it while you still can.


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