Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
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The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
November 22, 1999
Vehicle Overview Lumina was formerly one of Chevrolet's volume models, but the end is in sight for this front-wheel-drive sedan. A full-size Impala sedan arrived this year as a roomier addition to the roster, and the midsize Malibu sedan is a newer design, making the Lumina expendable. Production will continue at least until the end of calendar 2000, mainly for fleet sales.
Chevy trims the lineup to a single model and adds several standard features for the final season, including power windows, a rear defogger, cargo net and a cassette player.
Exterior The conservatively styled Lumina is 201 inches long, an inch longer than the new Impala, but it has a 107.5-inch wheelbase, 3 inches shorter than the Impala's.
Interior A 60/40-split front bench seat is standard, giving the Lumina seats for six, and front buckets are optional. Leather upholstery, formerly optional on the LS and LTZ models, is no longer available. Unlike several other midsize sedans, the Lumina does not have a folding rear seatback. Trunk capacity is listed as 15.5 cubic feet.
Under the Hood A 3.1-liter V-6 engine with 175 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission comprise the sole powertrain. Anti-lock brakes are optional.