1997 Chevrolet Lumina User Reviews

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    I Love My Chevy Lumina — Average mid-size sedan. Very comfortable ride and strong engine. I've had very few problems since I bought it aside from normal wear and tear. I love my car for the comfort, handling, and drive. The only drawback is the appearance and styling. It's not a sports car at all and sometimes takes a little coaxing on the highway onramps. Over all though, it works perfectly for my lifestyle (work, kids, condo, etc.).

    Pros: Comfort

    Cons: Appearance

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    1997 Chevy Lumina Ls 4 Door — Built like a Chevy. I've replaced spark plugs and wires and have done some brake work, but that's all I've had to do to this car. It is getting ready to break 178,000 miles and is still running strong. The only bad thing about this car is that the power window on the drivers' side stops working for a few seconds every now and then, but after a minute, it works again.....weird.

    Pros: Quality and Durability

    Cons: Not the sportiest looking car.

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    Gets Me From Place To Place But Not Fast Enough For My Lead Foot — Bought this car used and it performs ok. If I had some work done it probably would seem like a better car. I do push it to the limits and push the gas a bit too hard but overall its good for taking people from place to place and getting decent gas mileage.

    Pros: Great highway gas, EPA says 26mpg, I got about 31mpg going 70-80 mph and drafting with heavy traffic.

    Cons: Hard to judge where the front of the car really is in relation to the car in front of me. Can't handle my foot slamming the gas. Have had to replace a bunch of parts, kinda a lemon for me.

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    Great Car For The Money... Basic Transportation — 160k miles on it and it's still going strong.... only minor body rust after 10 years.... front drivers side seat is loose but still holding.....overall has been a good car...... great for avg size people.

    Owner for 9 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:16,000

    Cons: too small inside and low to the ground for larger people

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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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    1997 Chevrolet Lumina Ls Sedan — This car has decent power from a 3.1L v6 engine which produces about 160 hp. 0-60mph in about 9 seconds. It has the best lumbar support it is very supportive and comfortable. Perfect seating because you can seat 6. this car handles pretty well for quick cornering. Large Trunk so you can take lots of luggage for vacations. We have had it for 11 years and expect to keep it longer. No problems and only has 85,000km (2008) *Update* Have since replaced the 4L-60E transmission with a new unit at 118000kms Currently has 122950kms May 2013 Still love the car. Planning on fixing the common rust areas and a/c. Will keep this car on the road as long as possible! Love the car still! - May 2013

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power and comfort. Excellent power, quicker than most compacts and keeps up well with traffic. Hwy Gas mileage personal best is 8.2L/100km hwy! Excellent stereo, with two factory subwoofers! This car features a 6 way power driver seat, CD player with factory upgrade sound package, dual zone manual climate control! Power Locks, Mirrors, Keyless Entry with trunk release!

    Easy to maintain, popular engine!

    Cons: Floaty at times, common rust areas, short lived brakes.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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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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