I pulled $2000 together and purchased
a torch red 1991 Chevy Lumina Z34.
For a car 12 years old and with some
134K miles on it, it still performs
with more stamina than I would've ever
expected of it, and its stylish good
looks turn my family's/friend's/co-
worker's heads in a way that makes me
think I got the better end of the
deal. But I didn't just buy it for
those amicable qualities--I was
looking for reliability. Something to
get me to school, work, and then back
home when the day was through (did I
mention I live in Minnesota where we
have below freezing weather 3 months
of the year?) I definately got that,
I like the throaty sound that eminates
from the dual exhaust that only a
throttle body injection engine could
deliver. The grilles on the hood and
the rear spoiler make the car look
like a true sports car. And the 3.4L
V6 makes it feel like a true sports
I would like to see improvments in
user-friendliness, in terms of
operating on the engine. Just to
change the spark plugs requires
removal of a panel and an extention
socket adapter to reach far into the
plenum where they're located. To me
that just seems like a bit too much
poor fuel pumps should be recalled
common problem. Interior falls apart
easily. Bad injectors and a feww
others bad. Otherwise when it runs
good and everything is fine very good
car lots of interior room. Recall door
handels mine also broke twice!!!
stereo bose and handeling
tinted windows better fuel pumps and
better door handels
I love my car however it has been
nothing but problems since I bought it.
I had to put new calipers on it, my
seat belt doesn't work and the hood
release broke as well plus it didn't
have heat. My door handles broke off
and it cost me 50.00 a piece for them.
I had to put a new belt on it plus I
have a few hole in my transmission line
and my pan gasket keeps leaking.
It is very comfortable and easy to drive
no more door handles that are located
on the window side of the car. Very
expensive to fix. wish a recall would
be reissued for the seat belts.
I bought this car a month ago to
replace my Pontiac Bonneville which
was falling apart. I still cannot
believe what a great deal I got. I
paid $2K for it (+ tax) and it's in
great mechanical shape. The engine is
clean and it runs beautifully. The
only problems with it are some minor
hail damage and a problem with a joint
in the front passenger steering
assembly ($150 to fix). I have already
driven the car over 1500 miles. It
runs great in town and is very
comfortable on the highway.
The 3.1L engine runs smooth and the
gears get as much performance as they
can out of it's 140hp. I highly
recommend this model if you can find
one in good condition.
Euro styling, tan/black/red paint
sceme, 3.1L V-6, alloy wheels,
interior room. Back seat is huge for a
coupe. Driver visibility, sporty
Larger instruments, pointed more
towards driver's head than midsection.
Environmental controls are almost out
I paid $1,000 for this car this spring
(still worth around 2,900.. good deal
huh?). When I first got it, my friends
did not know what kind of car it was.
When i told them it was a lumina, they
couldn't believe it. And with the 3.4
200 horse V-6 it's not much short of a
Camaro. Overall. a good car.
3.4 V-6. The exterior styling was well
ahead of it's time in 1992. This car
also handles very well. Good BOSE
The interior is very cheap. Most of the
interior is falling apart. Also, 17"
wheels wouldn't hurt.