by kenl56 on Apr 28, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ 4dr Sedan
I ordered my 1999 Lumina LTZ from GM built to my personal specs.
I had only four problems:
1. Alternator went out after 3 years
2. Switch for the automatic windows went out after 6 years
3. I was told my gas line needed replacement after 11 years (Maybe yes or maybe no)
4. When I floor the car the AC fan slows down ( No big deal since it rebounds after a few seconds)
Other than that I have had no other problems.
Every time I consider replacing my Lumina I back off asking myself, "WHY".
I never had the engine tuned, I change the Oil every 10000 miles whether it needs it or not.
The tires get expected life. The Body is in excellent shape minus a couple of parking lot dings
by gmck25004x4 on Apr 6, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ 4dr Sedan
I bought my wife this car because it had the 3.8 and it was so beautiful. I hate Luminas and I didnt consider this a Lumina. It looked different with the package on it...however...it smelled like a Lumina, acted like a Lumina, and it was in the shop once a week like a Lumina.
Interior is very uncomfortable.
Hard for a real man to back into the cockpit without hitting his head and his butt. Seat is too low to the floor.
Knees and legs groaned to get out after 200 miles.
Gas mileage in town is 21 and on the highway is 27.7.
It still got 21 on 30 mile trips.
Had to go on 200 mile trips to get 27.7
Go figure... Intake gaskets and plenums are easy to go out on this.
If you smell antifreez
by marylee on Aug 13, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ 4dr Sedan
I bought this car in 2000 for 8500.00 w/40k miles. Its had one tune up and replaced the fuel pump/gas tank the first 2 weeks I had it. Since then its been in two car accidents (one was my fault) and had the front end body work done twice. Over 9 years it has had minimal problems. A/c, stuck window. Nothing Major. This year however, I have spent 1800.00 in repairs. 900 of that at the Chevy dealer. Big mistake. All in all. Its been problem free. Now we may be facing a transmission problem. Motor runs perfectly still. We are nearing 214,000 miles and planning to hit 300 by dec! Body is still Nice. Rides great. Mpg 27 mpg when the engines needs it.. We will rebuild it
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