Bought car in 93. Replaced head gaskets
once. Two water pumps.One rebuilt
failed Two crankshaft sensors, one non
gm. One ps pump, got one from junk
yard. Two rear brake calipers, poor
design. One cat converter. Has 206000
miles on it. Drives like new. Very
dependable. Rusty rockers.
I have enjoyed my 1990 Lumina from the
start. It always starts and runs like
a champ. It gets me to where I need to
go with a little sportiness and
responsive, powerful 3.1. Now with
124,600, its not as good as it was new,
but still will put you into your seat
when you want to get up and go.
I like the location of the radio and
heat controls. I also like the 12 slot
rally hubcaps hubcap option along with
the dash that wraps around you.
The back brakes have to be replaced
every 15,000 miles because of seizing
calpiers. The hubcaps also have
plastic clips and once you take them on
and off for a few times, the clips
break and you can't keep them on the
My lumina is not in the best shape...
when I bought it everything was
great... however I never really took
care of it. The 3.1L engine is very
easy to fix. I got into a car accident,
and totaled the other car, my Lumina
started up, and drove away. I aslo had
an experience with water, the water was
all the way up to the bottom of the
doors, and engine was partly submerged,
it started JUST GREAT!!!! And ran
awesome! However I have a transmission
leak, and have heard that it is pretty
common for my model Lumina.
The dependablity of my Lumina, no
matter what it goes through it still
runs fine! I put a after-market cd
player... the speakers sound great...
they sound like brand new speakers...
great soung quality!Roomy & comfy!
The Lumina was the first car I owned.
I purchased it in 97 w125K Miles
We drove this car everywhere. From NY
to Canada to the South you name it.
Great car great performance. Brakes
wear is a trend of Lumina but not a
big deal. Gas Mileage is decent for a
used car. We sadly retire the Car at
276K Miles !! Original engine and
GM did a good job with this car and I
will forever remember that.
Engine, comfort, performance,
Breaks tend to go faster, more gauges
on the dashboard mine did not have a
temp. gauge even.
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.