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1998 Chevrolet Lumina

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Fun to drive, Love this car
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By Dadwithkids
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ 4dr Sedan


Review

We purchased this car for the handling, horsepower and price. It had 25,000 miles on it at purchase. We've owned it since 1999, with no problems except brakes. With the sport tires this car drives like a sports car. At $200 each for tires, I purchased the cheaper Aquatread tires, don't do it. We finally need a bigger vehicle, and my wife doesn't want to give it up. It has been a great car for two kids, with a big trunk and enough separation in the backseat to keep the kids reasonable distance apart (a little less fighting).


Best Features

Horsepower and handling. Highway mileage is good


Worst Features

Some cheap GM parts, like visor lock came out early in life


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Sporty and Basic
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By Lumina Mom
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased this car for its safety ratings and its overall design. I did not want the "Soccer Mom" mini-van but on the other hand needed something big enough to get the job done. This car was it. It looks nice (rather sharp I think) I like the leather interior and the alloy wheels. I love the interior design for the most part. The major flaws are only one cup holder and the postioning of the ashtray (almost non existent). It is a little tricky with the brakes (abs) and I am having now problems with CV joints. Other than that, it's great!


Best Features

Moon Roof, Stereo, and the Power Seat! Defintly the seat, I am short and it adjusts perfectly. I like the seat belt can be positioned down for short drivers.


Worst Features

Theft Lock issue on the stereo (make it easier to get the code)more cup holders and diffrent positioning of the ash tray.


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Not all bad
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By coonhound001
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had this car for about 18 months; it is not a race car, but fuel economy is good.(24-27mpg on avg) The only serious problem has been with the anti- lock brake system (sensor?) The ride and transmission are smooth. The exterior looks okay and is holding up well.


Best Features

Fuel economy


Worst Features

The front seat is very uncomfortable.


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Excellent Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mellibean
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car thinking that I would
just keep a year or two. It was a used
car, but I love it. I usually drove
Dodge vehicles and just lost my Stratus
to a bad car accident. I have to say
this car is wonderful. I intially
thought it was a "Old lady" car. But
its sharp even at its age. I have to
say I lucked out it only had 15000
miles on it upon purchasing it. I
think its a very sharp car. It had all
the extras and even the rims are cool.
I have had other Lumina owners
say "wow" I wish I had all those
options. It looks more like a Monte
Carlo on the inside and it mentions
that on the orignal sticker and the
title.


Best Features

I like the leather seats,moon roof, and the wheels and the dual exhaust.


Worst Features

The spoiler should sit up more and chrome should have been included on the dual exhaust.


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1998 Chevrolet Lumina
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By dale061327
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan


Review

I have driven this vehicle for 77000
of its 103000 miles. Only parts to be
replaced over its lifetime are
ignition key lock cylinder and the
generator. Other than this there have
been no problems. The vehicle has just
had its mandatory annual state
inspection and passed flawlessly. It's
a good car. Too bad they stopped
manufacturing them!


Best Features

Automatic running lights and headlights go on by sensor at dark and turn off when the ignition is turned off.


Worst Features

N/A because they aren't making them any more.


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