2001 Chevrolet Lumina Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
3.5
2 Reviews
Overall
3.5
Value
3.0
Performance
2.5
Style
2.0
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0

2001 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2001 Chevrolet Lumina - Durable

Joshua
Kentwood, Michigan
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
I like sedan style cars so I got this one from the used lot. It had been a government-owned car previously, but it was in good condition.
Story
During one icy day in winter, the car was on a particularly slippery patch of ice at a stoplight. I just couldn't get any forward motion going. Now this is probably bad for the power steering but cranking the wheel left and right kind of gave me enough forward inertia to get past the patch and get through the light before anyone behind me got mad enough to get out of their car and strangle me.
Pros
It was durable. Other than oil changes and new tires every few years, I never had any maintenance problems with it. It was roomy enough for me (I'm a big dude), and between the back seats and the trunk, it had plenty of room for all my stuff when I moved cross country. It always started right up, even on cold days and even though the radio antenna snapped off in a car wash the reception was still good.
Cons
Whenever the fan was on the highest setting, there would be a weird buzz that came through the stereo speakers. There was some kind of fan issue that flagged the annual inspection every year, but I would just pay for the waiver. The people who were driving it before me smoked in it, so there was a bit of an echo of the smoke plus cigarette burns on the upholstery. The stereo was radio/cassette only, but I was too lazy to replace it with the CD player stereo from my previous car that just sits in the trunk.

2001 Chevrolet Lumina - A Simple Car

Lumina Owner
Worthington, Indiana
Overall
2.0
Value
2.0
Performance
2.0
Style
1.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
3.0
The worst part of this car is how simplistic it is. There’s no CD player, and my ability to play my own music through the cassette player is very limited. The seats are not comfortable, although they are mechanical and rather flexible when moving them around. Everything is compact and easily seeable. There is not as much space as one would think between the driver and passenger seats, as well as the back seats. The back seats are uncomfortable and laying down in them is literally a pain in the back. The air conditioner is not the best, often spewing warm air into our faces for a few minutes before slowly becoming tolerable and cool. The trunk is a little small.
Story
My brother and I had a blast cruising around the country roads in the brisk cool night.
Pros
My favorite features of this vehicle are probably how far the front seats go back. The radio seems to get a fair amount of signal, so that sort of makes up for the lack of a modern musical contraption. There is not a whole lot that is positive about this vehicle in comparison to others.
Cons
The top negative things about this vehicle are probably the seats. How uncomfortable they feel and how there is not enough space in the seating.

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