1992 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews - Page 8 of 13

1992 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Door Sedan 3.1 V6 FI from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 FI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles

Summary:

Awesome first car for teenagers

Faults:

Right rear brake pad snapped, drove on it for a week until replaced. Had to replace rotor at same time. 70000 Miles.

Alternator went at about 85000 miles.

Rotor was going on left rear brake, had rotor and pads replaced. 95500 miles.

General Comments:

For a vehicle of this size, it is fast off of the line. The engine is powerful, but it feels like its dying. Need to get a tuneup on it.

Transmission is hard on shifting when slowing down, can feel it kick into second and first. Doesn't really bother me.

Seats are amazing, and even when there are 5 people in car, me and 4 friends, it still handles like a dream and is able to accelerate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2003

1992 Chevrolet Lumina from North America

Year of manufacture1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Summary:

A wise choice for anyone

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong with my car is, the windows stick and the window's motors have been replaced more than once.

General Comments:

I love my car, its really fast and really dependable.

It's a all-together awesome car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2003

1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro Sedan 3.1L FI from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1L FI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A safe and decent automobile

Faults:

New engine at 60000m (sat in the snow for a week and the oil froze in the pan).

New alternators at 75000m, 120000m, 145000m.

New brakes at 40000m, 85000m, 130000m.

Driver's seat is broken (will not slide forward or backward, back with not go up or down, but the whole-seat tilt still works).

Seals on the windows went bad between 80000m and 140000m.

AC Freon leaked out at 70000m, replaced hose. Then replaced the whole AC system at 130000m.

Dashboard warping started at 120000m.

Rear shocks are either broken or barely working (happened after 100000m).

General Comments:

Like most other reviews, I agree that the Lumina is the Bradley Fighting Vehicle of the Chevrolet stable. It's well built and fast. I have been hit by another car and a deer and have only had cosmetic damage while the others have fare worse. Great low end acceleration.

The factory sound system is an awesome bargain. Good bass from those small speakers!

I'm not very impressed with the electrical system. Lights burn out, bad alternator, transmission indicator lights run hot and are uncomfortable to touch after about 15 minutes.

The engine runs very hot so be careful working under the hood after driving more than a few minutes in warm weather.

The ergonomics under the hood are horrible making it difficult or impossible to do average repairs (battery replacement, changing spark plugs, installing a new alternator, etc...)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2003

25th Mar 2004, 15:42

I own a 92'Lumina and I love the car. It has a nice look to it and is surprisingly quick from a dead stop, but it has a lot of engine trouble, once one thing is fixed something else seems to go wrong. As much work as you have to put into it when it's running good it will fly, I wouldn't ever sell it, no matter how many times I have fix it.

9th Nov 2006, 17:12

I have a 1992 2 door coupe with the 3.1L V6 and 3speed auto. Its not a euro, but it has every option that the euro has my car runs great. It also has good acceleration, the other day I drag raced a Mazda 3 with the 2.3 engine and left it about two carlenths behind me I was very impressed. And my car handles very well now that I have put on 16x8 inch wheels off of a 93 grand prix. I will never get rid of my Lumina at least not until I save up for a newer car.

1992 Chevrolet Lumina from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired154000 miles
Most recent distance226400 miles
Previous carChevrolet Prizm

Summary:

Speedy family car

Faults:

I replaced all the brakes and rotors. I have to pull the idle air control valve out and clean it regularly.

General Comments:

I love this car, it's comfortable to drive and cheap to own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2003

1992 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4L DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carNone None

Summary:

Decent car for the money

Faults:

I just replaced the Fuel Injectors, all of them were cracked and are 100 dollars each to fix.

Front brakes went out at 103000 miles.

Right suspension is loud.

Paint is chipping all over = (

General Comments:

Overall this car is great, handles well, drives fast and is very comfortable.

Its worth the money put into it. You can get a nice street racing car or just a show car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 57 reviews