We bought our 1996 Chevy Lumina after a good 56,000 miles had been put on it. The day we bought it, the battery shorted out on us 100 miles from home. We called the dealer, and they sent a tow truck to our Lumina and us up to get us home. They paid for the towing and they gave us a new battery free, even though it was not covered under warranty. After getting this problem fixed it ran with no problems for about six months.
The next thing to go was the alternator. By this time we had put about 18,000 or so miles on it. Needless to say we ran the car ragged. Again, we got the problem taken care of and the care ran fine for another few months. This is when the brakes went out.
The brakes wore out as they do with all cars. The hydraulic system in the rear was also leaking. We took it to the Chevy mechanics and again, problem fixed again.
The last thing we had fixed on our Lumina was the fan belt. After this last repair, we have went a good eight months with no troubles.
For as many miles as we put on this car, in such a short amount of time, it has ran beautifully. We love this car, and I recommend a used Lumina to anyone in the market for one. Just insure it was properly cared for, as with any used car.
The only problem I have had with this car is the seating. I am a rather short person, and getting the seat right to drive is difficult. However, after many tries I have managed to get a comfortable position for driving.
This car is a great car.
It can handle anything you do to it.
I highly recommend Luminas.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2004