car repairs


Question by  Devilishmary27 (20)

Are there any known issues with a 1998 Chevy Lumina?

I want to buy a used car for my new driver teen.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

Well with any older car you always run the risk of bad batteries, gunky engines, slippy transmissions that sort of thing, but if you trust the dealer that you're purchasing it from I wouldn't worry to much about a Chevy Lumina. They were pretty solid cars back in there time.


Answer by  molson500 (183)

Steering problems are one of the most cited issues with the '98 Lumina. Have the car checked by an authorized mechanic before you make the purchase.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

There are several known issues with a 1998 Chevy Lumina. The two most important are: a leak with the intake manifold gasket, and a tendency for head gasket failure. They have also been known to have electrical issues.


Answer by  soccer593 (476)

Some Luminas are known for transmission problems. All cars eventually have problems though when they get to be at least 10 years old.

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