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1990 Chevrolet Lumina

Chevrolet Lumina Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 3-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 135 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    Sedan bowed in March, 1989. Coupe is added this year. Base engine is a 110-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder. Optional is a…

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  Average Consumer Rating (14 total reviews)

I was surprised...i love my

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Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 2dr Coupe

I brought my Lumina 2 years ago...It was already 18 years old but it only had 90,000 miles on it. It was a 1 owner but it had been sitting for about 2 years. I wasn't crazy about it when I went and looked at it but once I drove it I was really impressed and I got a really good deal. I have had no problems at all besides brakes and I have put 55,000 miles on it. It is very well made and fun to drive. It holds the road and has all the power I need and then some. It is very reliable, I know I can hop right in it and take it anywhere I need to go and it looks really nice cleaned up. Even though it is now 20 years old, it is one of the best vehicles I have ever brought! Very well made...

The alumina foil

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Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan

This car has over 278,000 and may make it to 300,000 it has been through 2 sons learning to drive, and they are not easy on vehicles. It is still running strong, only have had to do minor work, Wonder if Chevy would like it back for a study, They did good on this 3.1 FI engine. Only parts replace fuel pump, 250,000, radiator and 275,000. Keep the oil changed, Tran fluid changed, it goes and goes. If GM could repeat this with all their cars, Bankruptcy would never be in their history.

Old "mina"

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Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan

For what this car lacks in the looks department it more than makes up for in the reliability department! It literally doesn't matter what you do to it, this car refuses to quit running- and I've done a LOT to it... It totes my dogs around, it's been hit by a deer... it's been left in the woods with the windows down in the rain (by the previous owner...). At 147,000 miles the ride's now a little dicey sometimes, but that can be expected with any geriatric car!

Gas Mileage


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  • 25
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Full 1990 Chevrolet Lumina Review

What's New for 1990

Sedan bowed in March, 1989. Coupe is added this year. Base engine is a 110-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder. Optional is a 135-horsepower 3.1-liter V6. Euro models include V6 engine, sport suspension, air conditioning, bigger wheels, and decklid spoiler.

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After a lot of car research, I purchased a 1 year old 1998 Chevrolet Lumina LTZ. Here I'll share a bit of what I learned in the process of selecting and driving this car....

I don't own a Lumina and Impala, but I've driven and ridden in many Luminas and own and Impala. My perception of the Lumina since 1990 has been that it's a nice car (ride, performance, handling, reli...

maintenance by the owner. I believe in 1990 the Lumina APV was rated below average in CR in about every category. However it still has the same engine and tranny at 200,000 and other than 2 sets of b...