2001 Chevrolet Lumina Consumer Review: So far so good

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So far so good
By kolocar on


2001 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


I have owned this vehicle for about 6 months, and have had no mechanical issues at all. No LTZ (F41) suspension means it handles with typical Chevy mediocrity; fair amount of body roll & it plows readily around tight corners. Smooth and quiet on the highway though. Amazing MPG for its size - averaging mid-20s, never less than 22MPG. I estimate pure highway mileage at 70- 85MPH at around 32 MPG. 3.1V6 175hp plenty peppy, but not lightning quick. Drives like it has a 4bbl carb - huge, noticable surge in acceleration with pedal pushed past 1/2 way or more to floor - but its fuel injected. Gives it a nice nostalgic driving feel. Reasonably comfortable long distance driver.

Best Features

The high MPG for its size. Smooth, high revving V6. All controls are easy to see - very few controls partially or completely blocked by steering wheel.

Worst Features

More rear leg room-could use at least 2. or more inches. Needs rear side window defoggers-w/4 people in the car in winter it's hard to keep the side windows clear without constantly switching betwn front window defogger and dash vents. Make F41 sport suspension and 4 wheel disc brakes standard!
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