Sedan bowed in March, 1989. Coupe is added this year. Base engine is a 110-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder. Optional is a 135-horsepower 3.1-liter V6. Euro models include V6 engine, sport suspension, air conditioning, bigger wheels, and decklid spoiler.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 4dr Sedan and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.12 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
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.
4.38 out of 5 stars
The Alumina Foil
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4dr Sedan
This car has over 278,000 and may make it to 300,000 it has been through 2 sons learning to drive, and they are not easy on vehicles. It is still running strong, only have had to do minor work, Wonder if Chevy would like it back for a study, They did good on this 3.1 FI engine. Only parts replace fuel pump, 250,000, radiator and 275,000. Keep the oil changed, Tran fluid changed, it … goes and goes. If GM could repeat this with all their cars, Bankruptcy would never be in their history.
4.13 out of 5 stars
Good, reliable car
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 2dr Coupe
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.
4.5 out of 5 stars
I Loved It
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 4dr Sedan
I wanted a Lumina for almost 2 years
before I could afford to buy mine
used. I bought it 3 years old, with
102,000 miles on it. It had been well
maintained and I kept that trend. When
my daughter got hit by another driver,
the car had over 264,000 miles. Still
the original engine and transmission.
Normal expected maintainence and
upkeep, but no major machanical …
problems. The brakes wore out a little
faster than other cars I've had, but
that was a characteristic of this
model. I had to replace the alternator
about every 2 years; thank goodness for
Pep Boys lifetime warrenty. I had only
paid $4,000 for the car...I definately
got my money's worth!