Passenger window fell inside of the door while rolling it up.
Rear passenger window gets stuck.
Tachometer, fuel gauge and speedometer do not work or show wrong measurements.
Water and power steering pumps replaced between 120000-130000
Had to put a new computer
Parking brake does not work.
Plastic interior starts falling out or rattle.
Shorts in the wiring of electric motors of the windows (work after a good hit).
Paint faded, but not without the help of the previous owner who kept it outside all life (I am sure he would wax it every month if he would know how long it would last :)
I love this car. I maybe old-fashioned, but I like the design of 90-94 style Luminas better than GM produced after 95.
RELIABILITY is the middle name of the vehicle. I don't care of small plastic falling out at this age that can be fixed. 3.1 V6 is great.
The car have never been towed. After all this problems it was able to make home or to the mechanic. I replaced rebuilt alternator, water pump and power-steering pump myself because of easy access. All parts are relatively cheap (plus if you get a lifetime warranty is great). Overall, I put a $1000 in it in 2 years of ownership including Yokohama Avid Touring tires that made the car much more aggressive on curves. Lumina is quite heavy for 15' rims (didn't want to get 16's). I am probably this first one who didn't mention brakes before. I put set of brake pads all around and so far had no problems.
I advise everybody to service their transmissions (cost me $124 for trans. fluid and a filter) because it will pay itself off in the long run. Regular oil changes is a must.
Who knows where to get 3.8 Lumina (old cops car maybe)?