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...
How well it handles and the 3.1 V6. Plenty of get up and go which makes it so fun to drive...
I would say probably the brakes, have had to put brakes on this twice, they seem a little bit weak. Also the door handles. I have broke the one on my passenger side and it had to be replaced. They break very easily. The doors are so heavy and they get all the weight because of where they are placed.
Bought the car used in '95 with 63K
miles. Had a new 3.1L engine put in
due to factory recall that same year.
Only routine maintenance was needed.
The life of the brakes may have been
the only negative, however it wasn't
too bad. Got me through college and
the first 6 years after graduation.
Handling was nice and tight. Decent
performance. Very smooth at highway
speeds. Very reliable.