I bought the Z34 Lumina 2 years ago and and was told that the timing belt had been replaced and would need to be done at 111000 miles. I have only driven 5000 miles since I bought it. Had not a single problem until just after it passed inspection 2 years after I purchase it, in one day it needed a water pump new serpetine belt, oil pan gasket, oil pump.and water pump. If I did not keep in garage and drive it so little these problems would have shown up in a month or two, most likely. I hear that the timing belt replacement every 60k is a must. The ABS brakes never worked and the ABS dash light came on right after 2 yr inspection. I understand that in NJ that is not cause to fail. Great otherwise
Handling, comfort, looks, power, comfortable seats and overall features.
I traded in an '89 S10 Baja for this car and I have to say it was an excellent trade. This is a truly memorable car and if I ever get the chance to purchase another, I will do it. I never had any repairs except a power steering pump which was only 40 bucks. I bought the car shortly after I graduated high school, and I kept it for over 2 years. Then I traded it to a '97 Grand Cherokee limited, but I missed it so much i had to purchase the car back from the dealer. I truly enjoyed this car. It has plenty of HP. I highly suggest if you see one of these for sale to buy it. You will not be dissapointed.
Powerful and extremely fast. Handles great. Sporty. Rides like a dream.
Easier to work on. More space under the hood. Better braking system.
Since purchasing my Lumina I have had many mixed experiences. First of all, its a blast to drive and is put together quite well. But its like Murphy's Law, "if it can go wrong, it will"...I bought the car for $2000 cash and have put in almost $3000 in parts, and 99% of that is done by myself. If you're not mechanically inclined, it may not be a wise choice. I hope this could help, and happy motoring.
Standard power, options, and exterior styling.
More reliable componients, ie: radiator\cooling system, front & rear dash, brakes, O2 sensor, and other small internal engine components
I remember the first time I saw a Z34
back in 96'when I was looking for a
used car. I thought it was the hottest
car ever. I couldn't wait to get one. I
found one that had only 20,000 miles on
it and was in good shape for a three
year old car. I took it for a ride and
that was it mine forever.
I like the looks of this car and it is
very comfortable to drive.
It should have had bigger size disc
brakes to back up the horsepower.