1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1 from North America

Summary:

Buy only if you want to race it hard, not if you want a reliable car

Faults:

Since I had it starting in June 2005.

Cosmetic:

Interior is starting to wear away (probably my fault, but hey I'll list it. Seat cloth starting to rip and the plastic is starting to crack and break.

Glue on certain parts, especially on the doors and dash, is failing.

Ceiling cloth drapes down a little.

Body of Car:

Paint is cracking and fading in many places.

Rubber moulding is starting to leak, crack and come out. The spoiler (if you can even call it one) is almost completely faded to white (the car is red)

Back window leaks.

Mechanical:

Full brake system replacement - Brake lines, master cylinder, all four rotors, pads, calipers, etc. (pads and rotors replaced a couple times)

3 coil power coil replaced.

Distributor cap.

Full tune up... hoses, belts plugs, wires, etc.

Full exhaust plus catalytic converter.

Front wheels - passenger side axle, both wheel inner and outer tie rods.

Driver seat belt locked.

Replaced ignition cylinder and switch.

Wiper motor replaced.

Trans fluid and filter replaced long after it should've been (previous owner who owned it since 89 never did it) successful, THANK GOD! :)

I'll update if more comes to mind.

General Comments:

Great car to drive and very fun to drive and race it... but a horrible car when something goes wrong. Not greatest car to park in a parking lot; it's long and wide.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2007

1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1 efi from North America

Summary:

One of the best cars ever

Faults:

I only had to replace the exhaust, which I threw a Flow Master on it, and besides basic maintenance like oil changes and spark plugs, I had absolutely no problem with it, until I saved up enough money to buy a new car, and then I blew the engine.

General Comments:

This is a great car that's really reliable, comfortable, and fast all at the same time!

I put a ton of high performance parts on it and beat the crap out of it until it finally died. If you're looking for an excellent car, this is the right car for you!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2007

1990 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan 3.1L V6 from North America

Summary:

A great first car for anyone!!

Faults:

When it was given to me the alignment was off, both rear struts were broken, and the transmission had a drip drip leak, Torque converter is going out, No a/c. Also, the front right CV boot tore and needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

My friend gave this car to me thinking it wasn't worth anything. Sure it had numerous problems that should be fixed, but I only had money for the CV boot. Even with the existing problems this car just keeps going, I love it.

Off the line acceleration squeals the tires and has plenty of pep. However after shifting into second its punch is lost. I installed a performance cone air filter and it gives it mean growl that love. My best time in the quarter was 17.9 at 75mph. Not impressive, but its not a sports car! Gas mileage is OK depending on how you drive it.

Handling isn't all that great, a lot of body lean and under-steer at times. And don't worry this car is a BEAST in the snow!

The interior is very comfortable and roomy with a simple layout. On the base sedan all you get is a fuel gauge and the speedo that goes only to 85mph (trust me, the Lumina can can go above and beyond that, just be careful :P) My only problem is that the a/c and heat controls are a far reach, but oh well.

Overall this an extremely solid car that just keeps chuggin along, Bravo Chevy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2007

1990 Chevrolet Lumina apv 3.1 from North America

Summary:

Excellent minivan

Faults:

When we bought out minivan, the heating coil was broken. Now it's 2006 and it went again. $110 at scrap yard.

Wiper motor on back hatch broke. The the lock stopped working.

Window control switch on passenger side went. Not expensive at the scrap yard.

Husband got pissed off and kicked the door and screwed up the hinge. It cost us $10 to fix it.

Engine bolt snapped and dropped the engine and disconnected the steering column. Thank god my husband was just pulling into the driveway, so he was going slow. Our mechanic says it's worth the $200 to fix it. Then we can sell it or keep driving it.

General Comments:

Great family minivan. We have 3 kids ages 8, 12, 14, and it's nice to go on drives and not hear them gripping to sit next to the window, not sitting next to each other, etc. Lots of room for kids, dogs, renovation materials, etc.

This minivan cost us $800 and has been well worth the money. It just finally died on us and the engine has 350 000 kilometers on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2006