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1997 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

1997 Chevrolet Lumina Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 417 Ratings for the 1995 - 2001 models.

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

Great vehicle

By on Friday, May 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

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
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Very reliable, simple analog controls"

Cons: "No cup holders, poor turning radius"

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

"This is my second Lumina. I had a '96 which I bought in 2004. I drove it for 9 years with minimal repairs. I liked it so much I bought this '98 Lumina. So far, after a year of driving it, I've had to replace a bypass hose. It cost $8.00. These are very reliable cars if maintained."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Winter Car

By on Saturday, March 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "durability"

Cons: "Repairs of tiny nature add up."

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

"Ive had this car since 2005 when i started buying high end luxury cars to just drive this in winter. 10 years and over 110k later i am completely satisfied. I put some $$ into it but it has with stood the rigors of Ohio elements and also served its purpose. I will be letting it go after this winter, but this car has been on numerous road trips and has stood strong and tall to frigid temps and all."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

100% RELIABLE! This car has taken me everywhere!

By on Saturday, January 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 191,000

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

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

"I absolutely love this car. I have owned it four years and got my moneys worth plus more. I haven't had to put hardly any money into it."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great First Car

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Decent fuel mileage, dependable"

Cons: "Window motors die"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car is my first car, it was first owned by my great grandmother, then my grandfather, and now me. When I received my car it only had 40000 miles on it, with the original tires, brake pads, and even spark plugs! I had to do some minor maintenance (radiator flushed, ac unit charged, brakes, tires, tune up) but nothing major. My grandpa has replaced all the motors for the power windows at least once, and currently only three of mine roll down, not that this is a major issues but it can be annoying. My car has no rust spots (although we have used some touch up paint in a few areas), and the body is very rigid and sturdy."

9 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Best car ever owned

By on Thursday, October 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

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
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great ride , very comfortable"

Cons: "Cup holder not place very well"

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

"I own this car and it has been great. I have about 170,000 miles and get great gas milage for the size of this car and would recomend this modle to everyone. Have 3.1 engine and get 26 miles to the gallon on the road"

8 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Uninspiring vehicle overall

By on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Gross car to look at, own, and drive

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Roomy interior"

Cons: "fuel economy, comfort, styling, gearbox, ect...."

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

"Well, on the plus side it is roomy inside but that's just about it. Bad things about the car include poor fuel economy around town and not much better on the highway. The ride is too soft so there is a lot of body roll and the bench seating only adds to the effect. The interior is extremely cheap and unpleasant to be in. The automatic gearbox is mediocre at best. The door handles let exterior air pass through them so a breeze comes from the interior door handles anything past 50 mph. Air conditioning doesn't really reach to the back. The engine doesn't have much power thus (even though it's a 3.1 liter V6) it's natural top speed is only 107. The body is very boring and simple. Overall the car is boring, slow, gas guzzling, cheap, and uninspiring to own and drive."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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