The Chevrolet Lumina is one of the vehicles that I'm considering to replace
my wore out Pontiac 6000. (With the problematic 2.5.) I'm looking for a
Lumina between '95 and '97 with the 3.1. What are some known problems for
this car? What does the insurance cost for this car against other vehicles?
My great-aunt has a Lumina with over 240,000 miles on it and only has had to
do tires and oil changes except recently the air conditioning finally quit.
Was she lucky? (She's still got it.) I believe it's a '98. Thanks.
Fuel injectors, right? EGR? Wow, it looks like the '97 year had more
common problems than the '95 - Evaporative Emissions Canister Vent Solenoid,
7x Crankshaft Positition Sensor, Camshaft Position Sensor, Fuel Pressure
Regulator, Fuel Injectors, Intake Manifold Gasket. (Swallowing hard.) The
'97 also seems to have more transmission problems, brake problems, etc.
I owned a '92 Lumina 2-door.
Sweet car ! Handled well, cruised great.
and polished up like a show car.
Then, at 77K miles it's like some sort of timer went off.
A/C failed, alternator went, tranny failed,
and the steering wheel started to smoke !!
Bye-bye Lumina. ( wish I'd saved the cast wheels )
I have a 92 Lumina with 119,000 miles and it makes a perfect knock around
car. It still drives very well, engine was replaced at 113,000 due to
(presumed) oil pump failure and engine lockup. It ws my primary car till I
bought a 2000 Impala when they were first introduced. Though it now looks a
bit rough, it still performs well.
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