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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Becky writes:
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Comfy!

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Kinda Ugly

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Becky's Lumina — Even though the Lumina is huge and not very attractive, it is definately very comfortable. Five people can sit without feeling quished. It has the power to do a small burnout. The engine is extremely solid and the car will run forever. The only maintainance has been tires and oil changes.

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Kenneth writes:
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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Anthony writes:
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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Gas mileage and reliability.

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None!

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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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Chuck writes:
1998 Chevrolet Lumina Review
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Fuel efficient, reliable, economical, sleeper car.

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No trunk release button.

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Have Put Over 200000 Miles On Her Since 1999, Still Running Strong — Incredibly reliable, never had any problems with her. In 9 years, the only thing I have had to do for her was have her EKG valve checked out. That was it. Seats are incredibly comfortable. I have been able to take trips of 600+ miles without having to stop and stretch my back out. Also, the back seat is very comfortable for sleeping if you can't make it home. Enough power to get me where I need to go, while still returning 29-32 miles per gallon. I maxxed out at 537 miles on one tank of gas, but then I had to push it the last half mile to the gas station.

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Brian writes:
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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Janius writes:
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

Janius
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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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Brandon writes:
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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great gas miles, comfortable

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too long, and too low

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Needs To Be Shorter — this car needs to have a better engine, it is a good 2.4 liter v6 for a 98. it gets good gas miles, up to 30 mpg city. the car is just a little too long i think that it needs to be shorter for the fact that you need a large garage to put the car in.

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Stephen writes:
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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BlueDay writes:
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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Good first car. Reliable. Good family car/working car.

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MPG, seats aren't very supportive. if you're short you can have issues reaching the pedals (I'm 5'6-5'7).

BlueDay
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Good Car For The Money. — It's a good first car.. it's been very forgiving of my heavy foot. Of course I'm getting better, but I'm not sure how many cars can take that kind of abuse. It's a hand-me-down from my grandma & she put 40,000 miles & I've already put 2000 (42000 in all) on it. I intend to trade it in because it's more car than I need. But it's definitely a good family car. Seats are lacking in support, but comfy nonetheless. It's big enough to fit 3 large western saddles (maybe more if I had more to squeeze into it) & be a good farm car. MPG isn't all that great, but if you drive a certain way, you can achieve about 25 average, I average 20. Overall, I don't mind being with this car until I can get one that's better fit for me (smaller, better MPG). I'm lucky to have such a reliable car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JasonR1701 writes:
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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excellent overall fuel economy, outstanding ride comfort, And a surprisingly stiff and sporty suspension for a 4 door saloon.

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There are a few features or lack there of that come to mind when I think of when i consider the Improvements that could have been made to this car. The lack cup holders in the back seats which means your passengers feel inclined to store their open beverages in the back of seat pockets, and that the rear seats do not fold down, allowing larger objects to be placed into the boot.  

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When Gm Built This Car They Did It Proper! — The Lumina 2nd generation sedan has a good balance of comfort, fun and practicality . This car is excellent on long trips, in terms of ride quality and fuel economy, There is little road noise inside the cabin and the Ls suspension remains firm yet still forgiving on your hind end even in the back seat, thanks in part to the Lumina's the 16" wheels. The 3100 engine is very reliable, and with over 310,000 km still offers plenty of power and no doubt about its reliability. I must cay when Gm Built this car in Oshawa they did it properly !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

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

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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

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