1998 Chevrolet Lumina User Reviews

1998 Chevrolet Lumina Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"reliable car" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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Very dependable.

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Aged appearance.

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Where Has 158000 Miles Gone? — My lumina has been a great family car. It's been very dependable and still runs great. Besides the older styled look of the car, it's still in decent shape and rides nicely. The Lumina may not be the best looking car out there, but it's outlasted many of the others out there.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LTZ Sedan Review
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Very, very comfortable and roomy. Especially liked the sun roof

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"Blah" looks, a very plain vanilla looking 4 door sedan

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Nice 4 Door Sedan — Although the outside looked very plain vanilla, inside it was very plush and comfortable. The 3.8 V-6 ran great and it was a surprisingly fast car. This was the first "over powered FWD" car I owned and it took quite a bit of getting used to. Under very hard acceleration it was hard to control. The sunroof was a nice feature. The LTZ package included a handling package which was great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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I own it.

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The color.

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I Am Very Happy With My Lumina A This Time. — The car was sold to me by a very, very dear friend and I intend to show him and the car respect as long as i have it. It is very comfortable and runs like a top when accelerating. I would not have chosen the color white but it tolerable.

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LTZ Sedan Review
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The gear ratios, the acceleration, the braking, visibility, heating/cooling, visibility, interior, and cargo space.

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The noise from the serpentine belt, suspension can be an issue sometimes, the drivers seat has no boslters, its all buckets

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Great For The Spirited-one In The Family, W/o Paying For A 4 Dr Coupe. — Fun to drive in city, long distance can get boring Acceleration is amazing on this car, whether its local speeds, or freeway speeds,the torque curve is very reliable for passing that slow car, or that trailer. Only interior noise is from the exhaust, and the serpentine belt No major repairs, mostly DIY's,

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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Efficiently transport your family around in this four door, while retaining a little performance.

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If you hate typical 4 door sedans, this isn't for you. Otherwise, no complaints.

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Very Reliable Versatile Car. Very Practical. — Luminas are surprisingly fun to drive. Acceleration with a 3.1 V6 is nothing to sneeze at, but my dad's 3.8 V6 Buick will smoke this car. Braking is excellent with ABS, e-brake has to be released with foot. Handles amazingly for a 4 door family sedan. Top speed is pretty good, hit 104 once. The belts on my engine make a ringing noise while it warms up because of a poorly designed spring tensioning system. It's a tough car, I have hit a couple snowbanks and scuffed up a guardrail, and each time the car was able to drive away. That being said, replacement body parts are reasonable and Luminas are very common, so easy to find parts cars. Kind of typical 90s exterior styling, with some unique grooves in the hood and sides and bold looking taillights. I've gotten 22-26 mpg with this car, pretty good for a midsize sedan. Only time it's been in the shop (other than body work) was to replace fuel filler neck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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Gets you there comfortably and reliable

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Not a hot rod by any means.

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Lumina Great Car — Average car that will keep going and going. 253,000 with only the minor repairs. Wouldn't trade my Lumina for any Ford ever made. This car is boring but reliable. Keep the maintenance up and it will last forever. I have had very little trouble with this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gas mileage and reliability.

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Great Car, Especially If It's Going To Be A First Car Or Winter Vehicle. — Performance: Acceleration is ok, breaking is great, handles ok Build: built well and very reliable. Best car to drive in the winter. Appearence: factory styling and interior are great. Cost of ownership: gas mileage is awsome when it runs good. Very reliable car. No major repairs other than regular maintenance. Gets between 25 and 30mpg hwy or about 350-400mi per tank. Fun: It's ok. Not as fun as my trans am.

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LTZ Sedan Review
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It's mine.

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Nothing.

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My Car, Who Cars If Anyone Else Wants It, Lol. — Car I have always wanted since watching Days of Thunder. It works for us and that is all that counts. It still gets great ful mileage, it's paid for, kick in the pants to drive and it's a champion--nothing else to be said.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It holds to the road is dependable and comfortable

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they are as common as a ford taurus

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Good Value And Provide Reasonable Performance — The 1998 Lumina has reasonable acceleration, handles better then some of my more expensive cars, is very dependable, looks good in my opinion, doesn't cost that much in gas, and is fun to driven just a all around good value and are fun at a reasonable cost

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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Its roomy

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Wish the gas mileage was a little better

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My Car — Well its basically my first car. This specific model of Lumina is used as a police car in some jurisdictions. My car is now eleven years old with only 75,000 miles on it. It is still giving me good service and I hope it lasts my throughout my time in college.

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good car, the base model is underpowered as only has a 4 speed auto, but it moves when needed to, 0-60 is ok but with the 6 speed its 1 second quicker, the acceleration when already moving is great, s... Read More

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2000 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

A Good, Afordable, Reliable, Daily Driver. By James

Has been a good car, always gets 30mpgs and has decent power and handles well for a sedan. Is pretty comfortable on long trips, has been a reliable car only problem was the fuel pump went out, but oth... Read More

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1999 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

Great Overall Ride By David

I love my car and trunk is huge leg room is fantastic interior needs padding on the but area but other besides that nothing is a bad point my tires need to be replaces and the alignment hasn't gone ou... Read More

Great! By Jessica

LOVE MY CAR, it has a lot of nice features, Love that it gets up to speeds up really quick, only costed me $800, really fun car to drive!!! only thing that i do not like about the car is the leathe... Read More

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1997 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

I Like It. By alexllugo

I like the low cost of repairs for this model. Even though the engine is infamous for little problems here and there, it's an overall good car. This . Is the second on of the same year I've owned and ... Read More

Should Have Sold It Sooner By Jose

Requires a lot of keep up. I've found other reviews that share these common problems: 1) factory head gaskets give out at low mileage - this is even a service bulletin, but not a recall; 2) combinati... Read More

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

Overall An Acceptible Car By Seth

The chevy Lumina is a decent car for work or school driving. Bought this car with 37,400 miles now has 49,700. The car handles good, but has slow acceleration. Gas mileage is between 20-25mpg. Problem... Read More

1996 Chevy Lumina By Robert

Its a car. Plain and simple. It has a V6 but gets decent mileage and isnt slow...or fast. Drive train feels solid but interior is built to a much lower standard. Suspension is above average and brakes... Read More

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