by damieboo on Jul 22, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
What can I say? This car started right up after a 5 minute charge after I'd let it sit for over 9 months with a dead battery and old gasoline. Bought it titleless and the DMV's been totally unhelpful so unfortunately I couldn't drive it that whole time. Here I'd been trying to find a cheap battery to replace the one that certainly should've been dead, but said "Hey...why not see if it starts?" so I let it charge for maybe 5 minutes and what do you know, that sucker roared to life! I drove this car 2,000 miles from Wisconsin to California and haven't had to fix a thing on it. No repairs in the 2 years I've owned it besides oil and brakes. 10/10 for reliability.
by kolocar on Apr 18, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
After putting about 130K miles on it and reaching over 180,000 on the odometer, I sold the vehicle to my brother in Aug. 2011.
It's still running strong (April 2014), with over 200K miles and counting.
The Lumina was a reliable daily driver, and not a bad long distance trip vehicle either.
Never less than 20MPG on a tank even in the deepest cold Chicago winters; typically low 30s pure highway driving.
Stovebolt reliable and cheap to fix wear-out parts.
Oil usage excellent at about 6K miles per quart.
Tough as a tank.
Was rear-ended once by a Mustang.
Major frontend damage to the Mustang.
Replaced the exhaust, bumper cover and shocks on the Lumina.
Best Chevy I ever owned.
by lrobby on Dec 23, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
Since driving back from FL last Spring (see my earlier review) this car still impresses. The mileage has remained mich higher than the official ratings. City driving has been over 21 even in harsh conditions. The car drives nicely on snow covered roads. No ABS is a bit of a change since even my 99 Camaro has it. Mechanically, everything has been fine except an occasional extra noise from the starter. Not an emergency.
by Lrobby99 on May 25, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
Just drove this car to Wisconsin from Florida. I carefully monitored the fuel efficiency was very impressed by the numbers. Peaked at 33.4 mpg and averaged 32.30 mpg, all Interstate miles in relatively good conditions. Besides that the car accelerates nicely, handles relatively well, and rides pretty smooth. Mine has only 60k now and I hope to run this car for quite a while.
by D. Johnson on Mar 4, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
Have had this car for several years and now have over 204,000 miles on it. Highway mileage is 30 + which on a car of this size and weight is good. The only drawback for me is getting in and out of the car, comfort while driving is good even though the seat is worn. Repairs have been minimal. The intake gasket had to be replaced and other than that only brakes, tires, oil changes and other normal maint. has been necessary.
by Jim on Feb 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
I had a 96 Lumina that went forever with no maintenance. Bought this 2001 for son, with 74K miles, and he's driven it up to 150,000 miles now with virtually NO maintenance and NO problems. A tremendously well made reliable car.
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