2006 Chevrolet Lumina S

Tiny
LUKE1980
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 120,000 MILES
I am planning to buy a Lumina, there are two cars in my list and the first one is a 2006 Lumina S with 100000 km and the second one is a 2008 Lumina LS with 120000 km on meter. I just wanted to know your openion about these two. Kindly let me know if any of these has any issues, also how long Chevrolet will support with the spare parts as Lumina is a discontinued model.
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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 AT 7:04 PM

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Tiny
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Expect numerous generator failures. To reduce the number of repeat failures when they occur, replace the battery at the same time unless it is less than about two years old.

Finding replacement parts is no different than for any other popular car brand. You won't find vehicle-specific parts new like door trim panels and upholstery but the aftermarket suppliers do a real good job with everything else. My biggest concern is with all the unnecessary, unreliable, complicated computers. You will need to buy replacements through the dealer and have them programmed to your car. GM designed their cars that way to make money from you. You'll need to hope your dealer is willing to work on older cars and will keep the equipment to service them working. My daily driver is 25 years old. I just replaced the wiper blades for the first time and I'll be replacing the front brake pads tomorrow. The pads had to be ordered and took one day to get. For other types of parts you and I can find them in salvage yards.
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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 AT 9:34 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply. Also, does these 2006 and 2008 has any differences in design?
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 9:56 AM
Tiny
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Every year the insane engineers add more computers to systems that never needed computers before so the newer the car is that you buy, the more time and money you can expect to spend at the dealer. GM is one of the top manufacturers in the world for customer-unfriendly business practices that will cost you a lot of money, so be prepared.
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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 10:49 AM

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