1994 Chevrolet Lumina Consumer Review: Bye Bye Z34

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Bye Bye Z34
By RobertGA on


1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 2dr Coupe


Bought w/ 30K miles 7 years ago. 100K
miles now. A blast to drive. From 3K
on the tach, feels like a V8.

Curvy roads are fun. Rearward
visibility is poor. No electrical

The tranny just blew. Repair costs are
$2700. "Bye Bye Z34"

An oil seal cost $1K to fix. The
intake leaked and a computer chip went
bad - about $1K. Hidden rust cost
several hundred dollars. Timing BELTS
must be replaced every 50K miles.
Alternator went out.

No leaks, but needs half a quart of
oil a month. Turning radius is poor.

Possibly the most fun I've had in a
car. Would not buy another one and I'm
a bit leery of Chevy now after 20
years of loyalty.

Best Features

210 horsepower - not enough, but darn nearly so! Mostly reliable. Roomier than the Camaro.

Worst Features

Reliability/Quality overall. A tranny that lasts 200K miles. Timing chain instead of belt. Easier/cheaper to maintain. Tighter turning radius. More power (New Monte Carlos get a supercharger).
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