1993 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews - Page 3 of 12

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance188000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

BOSS, and great to be seen in

Faults:

An EGR VALVE that I purchased melted on the car. I bought another replacement and it gets extremely hot. A mechanic said that the small hose toward the bottom right of the EGR VALVE might be clogged with carbon or rust keeping it from cooling off. I don't know, and am looking for anyone who might know what can be done to fix the problem.

General Comments:

This car was my dad's brand new, and has been in the family.

By far, white is the best looking color on it with black just a hair behind.

Anyway, window tint on the Z34 makes it look boss.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2008

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Oldsmobile

Summary:

Very good car if you want a collector

Faults:

Intake manifold gasket leaked. Alternator gave out. Timing belt broke. Only major work done to the vehicle as I have known the car since purchased new and still know the previous owners.

General Comments:

Very good performance, very comfortable car, very good looking. Heat cracks on the hood and roof. Spoiler and rear bumper paint gone. Horrible to work on and very expensive to have repairs done. I would not recommend the car if you want a daily driver, but would highly recommend it as a future collectible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2007

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Base 3.1L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.1L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance290000 kilometres

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

Well things that have gone wrong is not much. I have changed:

The mono-leaf in the rear-$300 junk yard

The battery-$60 Canadian tire

The headlights-$15 per bulb, not the high beams

That's IT!

General Comments:

This car Rules! Its got tons of low end power and it just hauls! It can easily beat any 4 banger out there.

The ride is great. Very smooth and refined.

Its bullet proof! Super reliable.

The handling is not bad for what the car is.

I love having this car! I would get another one, but they don't make them anymore...sad.

I really think this car can easily make the 350,000 or 400,000 mark. I'm still using the original tranny and engine!

I love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2007

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro gas 3.1MFI from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission gas 3.1MFI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance137545 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Faults:

Gas tank leaked after took delivery from dealer on a very cold February of this year. $200.00 to get another tank.

I found that the muffler was split on top, and a quick look on inspection on very cold day did not see it.

Engine has developed a rough running problem as of this date.

The car is clean as a whistle under the hood; every thing looks like brand new. Hoses fittings are clean.

General Comments:

I bought this car from GM dealer. I paid $1800.00+ tax title & tag transfer.

The under-hood is clean as whistle. Everything works; wipers, washers, air, heat, and it came with all new tires and all new brakes all the way around.

I bought it to replace Chevrolet Corsica of the same year..

I like the car.

My wife thinks I got a lemon. What say all of you???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2007

13th Jul 2007, 15:08

No, not a lemon at all. Just a few minor things that happen to older cars. Hopefully that's all the problems you have with your Lumina. I have a 92 and it's a fantastic car, no problems except a loose wire on the rear passenger side power window, that's it!

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Base 3.1L LHO from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1L LHO Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired260000 kilometres
Most recent distance265000 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable, fun, cheap, economic, fast

Faults:

This car is a BEAST of a car! It runs no matter what you do to it! You just need to keep the fluids all topped up and good, and it will last a long time.

Before I got the car it had problems: battery, mono leaf spring in the back cracked, rear brakes "everything, but the lines", rear view mirror, thermostat, coolant system leak, new tires "front 2", and some very VERY odd engine management problem - it ran like junk all the time at idle, while accelerating.

I put in some fuel injection cleaner and that helped a bit. The car ran better and better the more I drove it. That's one dumb computer!!

And the tranny was slipping BAD - fixed that with Lucas Oil Tranny fix. That stuff is a life saver! Worked instantly. All this work only cost around $600-$700ish thanks to Power mech.

FYI: If you want one of these cars and the mono leaf spring is cracked/died DO NOT GET IT!! It costs $1000 for a new one not installed!

General Comments:

Once you have this car running up to par, it is a joy to drive. It has loads of low end torque and has fairly good acceleration for its weight. Not bad for 140Hp and 180Tq.

The car can seriously get you going in a straight line. Just don't try any high speed corners and you'll be good.

The seats are like goop, they are like clouds in a car!

The stereo is not too bad; it kinda sucks that it doesn't have a CD deck. So I got a tape deck CD player adapter for it.

It heats like champ as well!

If you just want wheels and want a run around car for doing nothing fancy, it works great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th March, 2007

20th Dec 2008, 21:07

Where did you find a mono leaf spring for your Lumina. I cannot seem to find one. Mine is a 1991.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 43 reviews