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
Still have it after 10yrs so I must
like it. Have aways liked looks and
handling. Brakes are terrible. Gotta
use parking brake always else cylinders
seize (another $400 bucks twice over).
Metal pipes in cooling system all rot
and leak. $400 for the one at the
intake manifold (broke off during
repair). Spliced a hose onto the lower
one coming out of the radiator. Really
dumb engineering. Needed a new computer
at 65K. Also trunk leaks and can't find
source. It's red and still looks like
new. Very comfortable to ride in.
Prefer over my Honda Accord to drive.I
must like it...I still have it! 17 and
25-30 mpg, not bad for 3.1 v6.
Nice riding car and I like the body
style on the 2 dr. and it handles
great. ABS has saved me 3 times from
getting creamed in the snow by morons.
she's been good to me.....bought her
last august....no problems until
recently...the rear brakes started to
grind horribly. got those replaced,
and then the fuel pump went just out
today. i still see a lot of these
cars on the road and i think that mone
will be around for years to come.
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.