1996 Chevrolet Lumina User Reviews

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    1996 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS SedanReview
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    My Car — this car is not one of the best cars ever, it had over 210000 miles on it when i bought it though so its still pretty good. it has absolutly no power what so ever and it has some tranny problems. as for looks, its purple, what do you expect.

    Pros: gets me around

    Cons: no fun to drive

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    Excellent — Accelerates and handles well, but lacks overall speed. Exterior looks leave much to be desired. The Lumina is interesting to drive, and gets reasonable gas mileage for being 12 years old. Thus far maintenance hasn't been too much of a nightmare. Quality could be better, as it has had a right side pull since I got it.

    Pros: Affordable, reliable, relatively cheap to maintain

    Cons: has problems relatively regularly

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    Some What Fun — it is o.k. had to have major work done ac could be better and needs better gas mileage over all not to bad a car has over 200,000 mile on it

    Pros: comfortable   easy   to  get  in and  out  of   has  good  room  

    Cons: ac   fan switch   need  work   and   needs  better  gas  mileage  

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    My Tank!!! — It was a hoss!! Pretty much a tank... It was my first car that i hated at first but grew to love it cuz it was pretty good at handling and then it has more horses than a mustang of the same year...

    Pros: took on anything

    Cons: died on the way to vegas finally

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    Great Car — I have owneD Chevy's most of my life and besides a few unexpected expenses this one is the most comfortable and easiest to handle that I have owned and am surprised with the great gas mileage, I get around 30 to 34 miles to the gallon. Whether it be going just 6 miles or 160 miles and this is at an ave. speed of 60 mph.

    Pros: dependability

    Cons: the recent large repairs

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    1996 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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    Great Family Car — This was a superb car for our family it was great until we were rear-ended. It endured several trips between salt lake city UT and Milwaukee WI. It handled the mountains with ease. Had the power to deal with most situations.

    Pros: Size, looks, Fun to drive.

    Cons: Correct replacement of the sparkplugs meant moving the engine.

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    1996 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS SedanReview
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    Best First Car Ever! — great reliable ride. always started, decent gas mileage, made it to 193,200 miles and the tranny went.

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    Best Driving & Handling, Most Trouble-free And Quietest Car I've Ever Owned! — With high-end Goodyear All-weather passenger tires, this car rides like it's on rails! Instant and accurate "feedback" from the excellent rack&pinion steering; absolutely perfect suspension; and more than adequate acceleration and braking easily puts this car at the very TOP of the fine performance heap on a poor-mans budget. I could not be happier! After 115,000 miles, I developed a small external leak in my intake manifold gasket that affected the milage, and slowly leaked away my coolant on the OUTSIDE of the engine.. not into the oil-pan. I went ahead and regasgeted everything from the Intake manifold gasket to the top of the stack.. and had SIGNIFICANT gains in power, milage, and quietness... not to mention, the leak is gone!

    Owner for 11 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:13,000

    Pros: Reliable, supurb handling, excellent and quiet ride, trouble free

    Cons: There are NO systemic problems that I know of; I've only replaced small bolt-on stuff before the intake manifold actually caused me to break bolts free from the main block.  That does not even count, IMO.

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    1996 Chevrolet LuminaReview
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    Minivan, Runs Good .lots Of Room,was The Best Runner On The Lot — at first didnt like the looks but kids did so we test drove ten other vans and it ran the best just the wiper problem now

    Pros: good engine roomy drives great

    Cons: wipers

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    Great Dependable Used Car! — My wife bought the car from her mechanic. It was the loaner that he let out. We have had the car for 5 years. Other than the transmission (110K) & Turn signal switch (135K) both common wear items, she is a great car.

    Owner for 5 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2001 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

    Lumina Say Now More By Doctor-pip

    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

    Rate 6.5 Out Of 10. If Taken Care Of Maybe A 7 By rhzoflv

    Like its a chevy. Dislike the fact it was designed to have parts be purchased quite frequently. Dislike how the simple things are hard to maintenance. Dislike the electrical system layout. Like the wa... Read More

    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

    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

    1998 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

    Where Has 158000 Miles Gone? By Brian

    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 t... Read More

    Nice 4 Door Sedan By Janius

    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 ... Read More

    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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