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!
i feel this car, from the perspective
of a young adult, has a large outer
body and unattractive appearance. due
to my age i feel this car unsuitable in
appearance; however i give high marks
to reliablity because this car gets me
from locations a to b with moderate gas
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.
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 bought my Lumina for 800 and it had 150k miles on it. My intention was just to drive it into the ground and buy a better car. But, I have yet had the opportunity to junk this magical car. I've put about 35k miles on it and have had to do $0 worth of work to it. Sure it leaks oil, has terrible shocks that I wont replace, and looks bad, but this car has literally saved me thousands of dollars that I didn't have.