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.
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.
I bought this car in 96 I believe. It
had 190,000 miles on it. Just turned
244,800+ miles this week and still
going just not as strong as she used
to. Gets about 19-20 MPG around town
and 27-29 MPG on the highway. No
major problems until about 2 years ago
but everything that had to be replaced
since then was just age. Within the
last 2-3 years, I've replaced the
heater core, fuel pump, radiator, rack
& pinion, power steering pump and
water pump. Getting ready to sell it
because I'm ready for something newer
with lower miles. Still dependable
transportation for daily use around