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1996 Chevrolet Lumina

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, 3.1 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

1996 Chevrolet Lumina Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 408 Ratings for the 1995 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

solid, quality, practical car

By on Saturday, June 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "easy to do routine maintaintence on"

Cons: "poor fuel mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is great! It runs and runs with few problems. Only thing I don't like is the poor fuel mileage."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I'm buying another to do it again!

By on Thursday, June 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 285,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "firm handling,3.1L great engine"

Cons: "OEM intake manifold gaskets must be replaced"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought about 10 years ago with 130k mi.already on it.Have 285k on it now. Have replaced intake manifold gaskets and other cheap wear parts nothing major. Transmission still shifts great. Handling is excellent & sure-footed. Drink holder under radio is a weak design but everything else is pretty sturdy. I bought another with 93k miles on it, wife wanted me to buy her the same car again!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best Car I have ever owned

By on Thursday, May 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 246,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very Dependable car"

Cons: "Chevrolet quit making this model"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car. I have owned it for 13 years. Great mileage, comfortable, very dependable. 246,000 miles and only maintenance and minor repairs. Great Car!"

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

231,000 miles

By on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 231,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Keeps running and running."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have to give this car my all-time best rating of all the cars I've had. It has 231,000 miles and is still running fine as a daily driver."

Very Reliable

By on Thursday, April 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 147,874

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very reliable, bigger, roomier, engine, mpg"

Cons: "expensive repairs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"got this car from a older gentleman when he needed a larger vehicle traveling 10 years ago its been a really dependable automobile. I have a ice cold a/c, electric seats, windows, cruise control, doors and security system. The Lumina drives like a tank its comfort in a six passenger seating and have plenty of pep left in engine it gives this vehicle excellent acceleration while she purrs like a cat. I have had trouble out the car but so far the transmission and motor seem to be in good running condition spent money on repairs which were expensive but love my car and how it rides. For 18 years old the Lumina paint hasn't rusted yet looks good and I use Armor All to keep exterior looking shining it has dents and scratches...Overall still serving me up/down the streets use it for a work car. Daytime running lights still works and gas mileage on my Lumina is 24 miles per gallon let it run cheaper non brand octane she does a great job on fuel. This vehicle is my life as use it for work, store, transporting family and driving to church even have for maintenance car as the trunk is bigger for my weed eater when cutting different yards and landscaping for a business. I love my Lumina I thank God everyday for this nice large car on serving me so well driving on the highways and has lots of great engine performance when driving in the city since live outskirts of town. Never get rid of car although have spent few expensive repairs on it she won't let me down going very strong as have mechanics saying it last another 10,000 miles without a complete tune up never done before always have it well maintained because its my commute car driving up/down the highways everything is in good working condition."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Good, until everything goes bad.

By on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Pros: The car is a tank, two front end collisions and she still runs. It's roomy, lots of space. Cons: 3.1 Engine stalls, prone to have an engine knock which will take your cars life. Paint chips very easily."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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