1991 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews - Page 5 of 10

1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance144500 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Very nice performance, but costly to repair

Faults:

Timing belt at 61,000 miles.

Stereo system failed at 64,200 miles.

Power steering pump at 93,400 miles.

I have had to replace drivers side door handle twice.

The interior has not held up well at all.

General Comments:

Very hard to work on. Replacing the battery is a major undertaking.

Very quick, nice and fast. Handles the road very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro Coupe 1.3 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired136897 miles
Most recent distance141356 miles

Summary:

Rusty, but dependable

Faults:

Replaced front brakes at 137,555 miles.

Inside the roof's fabric falls down unless hot glued back on, which I had to do.

Bad rust spot between driver door and rear tire, and is starting to form on the passenger side (if you can tell me how to fix it I'd be glad to know)

All lights, but one have burned out in the heating and cooling controls except for one.

New starter at 139,000.

I had to replace the radiator at 140,015 miles which wasn't too cheap.

The alloy wheels peel to where they aren't shiny anymore.

Has some trouble shifting between 1st and 2nd gear when first taking off, the RPM will for to 6.

I can't just play the radio by having the key toward me, it has to be in the run position and wastes the battery.

Back seat-belts don't go back unless pulled all the way out.

General Comments:

Always dependable when I need it.

Good gas mileage.

Comfortable seats.

A/C still works after 141,300 miles and is cold! But heat isn't working to well, but I'll worry about that when winter rolls around.

Smooth ride, good shocks.

If you keep up on it, it'll work just fine.

Good sound from the muffler when taking off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2003

14th May 2006, 09:54

I've owned a lumina euro for about 1 year now, when I got it it needed a lot of work, but I fixed it up just th same. It needed new cv's ball joint, tie rods brakes all around (including rear calipers) new battery and alt. I'd say the biggest things to watch out for would have to be the computer chip behind the coils, it went on mine and took me forever to figure that it was the problem. and lastly, but must importantly, the thing that killed her was when the sub frame rusted off from the body resulting in no steering and the frame on the ground. WHEN BUYING AN OLD LUMINA MAKE SURE TO CHECK FOR THE SUB-FRAME RUST!

1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles

Summary:

Fairly reliable, but it has quite a few problems too

Faults:

My engine would stop mid driving and eventually decided not to start. I was told it was the fuel filter, then the computer controlling it. I got both replaced. It totaled to about $600.

The newest problem is my steering column is sending off a little wisp of smoke every once in while. I believe it has something to do with the turn signal and I may need to get the whole column replaced. If anyone can give me input on this particular problem, I'd appreciate it.

General Comments:

The car has been pretty good and gets sufficient gas mileage, but the paint is starting to chip and there is auto body filler on the front bumper, meaning that it has been in at least one accident previously.

When I bought the car there was not a spare tire and I had to go out and find a rim that would fit (not too easy).

The inside of the car seemed immaculate when I bought it, but now appears to be diminishing quite rapidly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance154000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

The best thing I bought for this car is the for sale sign

Faults:

Two timing belts.

Three alternators.

The exhaust system rusted out two times.

Intake gasket.

Rear motor seals.

Driver side door handle.

Air cleaner box froze one winter and cracked.

Changing spark plugs and alternator is a nightmare.

Windshield.

Tires.

Two battery's.

Replaced front struts.

Oil pressure gage doesn't work.

General Comments:

This car is a quick and fun car to drive, when it is running.

The motor was put in with a shoehorn, so changing the alternator is a $400.00 touch.

Every part that I bought for this car is so expensive for a domestic car.

On the other hand, I have beaten 5.0 Mustangs, and Z28's before, but I am probable making this up, because we should never race on the streets.

The car is a dream on the highways.

I have seen this car get over 31 mpg before.

And it has lots of power when you need to go.

The interior is all Grey cloth in mine, so it gets dirty in a hurry.

The seats are comfortable, but the leg room is poor if you are over 6 feet tall.

This car has turned me off of domestic cars forever.

I have a 1976 Chevrolet C-10 half ton that is way more reliable than this thing.

This car has nasty body roll in a high speed corner.

Who ever designed this car should be shot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 40 reviews