1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1 liter from North America
The most reliable vehicle I ever owned
The paint started falling off at 120,000 miles.
Ball joints replaced at 150,000 miles.
Suspension bushings worn and clunking at 180,000 miles.
Driver door lock mechanism stuck and needed to be lubricated at 170,000 miles.
Extremely reliable, I have never been stranded.
Still has original exhaust system.
Oil and filter can be changed without jacking.
Limited left foot room for the driver.
Averages 26-28 mpg
Cruises comfortably at 80 mph
Great traction in snow with the OEM tires.
Has never needed a front end alignment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2002
22nd Jul 2003, 23:46
My 1996 Lumina cruised thru the 2002 Chicago winter, but after one month in the Arizona heat it died. Fortunately, it was just the battery (original) with 93,000 miles on it.
It runs great now! Only other gripe is my turn signal doesn't work unless I hold it down. Is it worth spending $18,000 to replace it? I don't think so. It has a little rust, a few dents, and some paint chips, but I feel very secure in my Lumina (It has 2 Howard Dean bumper stickers on it!)