Chevrolet Lumina Review from Venezuela

1998 Chevrolet Lumina GTZ 3.1 litre V6

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 3.1 litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3 kilometres
Most recent distance21500 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord


A steal from stealers


Fuel pump failed.

ECU failed.

Coolant pump failed, dealer put a worn coolant pump in, then the radiator failed.

CD headunit failed.

Burnt headlight switch.

Two days after I sold the car, the new owner (a friend of mine) complained that the engine sounded bad, further investigation revealed 4 destroyed tappets, the oil was changed religiously every 5000 kms with Mobil 1 5W-50 so is not owner fault.

General Comments:

Dealer service was major crap. GM and FORD have to fix that, I decided to sell my car and my wife's Explorer due to that. Bought a Honda Accord again and a Scenic for my wife. Now I don't have to deal with dealers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2001

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review