1997 Chevrolet Lumina User Reviews

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    35

    I Like It. — 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 I admit I've grown to really like this type.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: ROOMY with plenty of cargo and people space.

    Cons: 3.1 liter engine for this model always gives you an issue but usually cheap fix.

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    Should Have Sold It Sooner — 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) combination blinker/high beam switch has to be replaced when it cancells out your brake lights - not a recall either; 3) rack and pinion is a recall - got fixed once, then later had to replace on my cost. Requires on a regular basis new brakes, shocks and O2 sensor. Otherwise, never left me stranded anywhere. Strong body, spacious trunk, models with bench seat can seat up to 6 passengers.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: strong body (safe)

    Cons: lots of maintenance

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    Overall Good Dependable Gm Vehicle — This car accelerates at an average rate but if you put it to the floor she'll still get up. The stock brakes arent the best but could always be swapped with a monte carlo to have 4 way disk and upgraded to ventilated disk. It gets very good gas mileage and most maintenance can be done at home. Its a very sharp looking car and very fun to drive.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: The subs and customizations i've made

    Cons: Not enough power

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    Impressive — I just bought this car. I love everything about it. Drives smooth. Seems newer than it is. I feel as though I am driving a new car. Original owners kept this car clean and I am going to do the same.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Looks good. Clean. Tires look new.

    Cons: Some noise in trunk but not a real bother.

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    I Love The 1997 Chevy Lumina Sedan! — I have a '97 chevy lumina. got her at around 123,000 miles, for my first car. I absolutely love it! runs aresome. is fun to drive. and have beat my buddies '97 nissan maxima several times, street racing(: low maintenance. high gas mileage. plus, i'm putting in two 400 watt subs, and getting a 1,000 watt amp, just put on a spoiler, a new center console, have recaro bucket seats, and am getting chrome rims and a moonroof. Will keep this car till the day I die!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks great, runs great, spacious, and have had good times in her.

    Cons: not a manual, but thats pretty much it

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    Canadian Made — Its a car of good performance and lives up to the award winning Status that Luminas came to earn. This car itself was locked inside the GM Oshawa Car Plant during the strike of 1996. Dad bought it for mom and she gifted it to me.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It was designed by my father and his co-workers

    Cons: it doesnt have a CD player

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    :) Love This Car Will Never Sell It. — 3.1 v6 intercepter built on a comaro frame. raised rear end. 15 in rims. 0-60 4.3 sec i bought the car for $800.00 and put 1200 into it. i love to race my lumina as often as i can. i plan on modifying my body,rims, exhaust, tires. i want to replace the cloth with leather.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun and dependable

    Cons: MPG due to intercepter motor

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    It Is A Fun Car To Drive — the car is roomy and comfortable it has good acceleration and awesome gas mileage. my car has like 172,000 miles and still a going. the only maintenance i had to do is fuel and tires. it is a fun car to drive

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: gas mileage and comfortability

    Cons: the head lights dont really show onto the ditch

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    Great Big Body Sedan W/ Slab Qualities.. (act Lyk U Kno) — The best part about this car was, though it was a Chevrolet, it really never gave me any problems. The LS had an awesome acceleration, like all Chevy's, that gave me a sexy launch off the line at a green light.. Only took about 30 bucks to fill her up and on a normal work/school week, I was more than content with the gas mileage.. I'd definitely buy another, if not the same one again.. It's a really easy car to keep clean because it doesn't have any random crevices or hard to reach spots.. Not to mention a pretty spacious back seat.. lol..

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: If you take care of her, she'll return the favor for a long time..

    Cons: EVERYBODY HAS ONE!! They're quite popular..

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    Its A Great Family Car. — Great family car, still runs like a charm and shines like a pearl. It has a little bit of understear at high speeds but it wasn't meant to be a performance car. I beat the crap out of it but it never stops putting out.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nice size, power, and features

    Cons: It was recalled because power steering tends to go out on left hand turns.

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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

    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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