1993 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews - Page 5 of 12

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1 MPFI V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 MPFI V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired69871 miles
Most recent distance89378 miles

Summary:

Not bad for the money

Faults:

At about 76000 Miles my Lumina developed a strange stalling problem. this turned out to be a failing Engine Control Module, which was replaced for $80.

The turn signals quit at about 80000 Miles and the turn signal switch was replaced for $100.

The rear brakes locked up at about 85000 Miles and the rear Brake Pads and rotors had to be replaced for $600.

The Drivers side key cylinder froze up, and the car must be unlocked from the passenger's side. this has not been fixed yet.

General Comments:

I have been very impressed with this car seeing as I paid $3200 for it.

I like how roomy this car is inside.

This car has been very reliable.

This car handles well and accelerates decently.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2005

1993 Chevrolet Lumina euro 3.1 liter from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carDodge Aries

Faults:

The car would get hot siting at lights. The alternator gage would show a high reading while driving.

General Comments:

I really enjoyed the car. It was very dependable. I had the car for 8 years and it was the best car that I have ever owned so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2004

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Not a bad car, if you don't mind little nagging things

Faults:

Burned Oil.

Timing belt went.

Dash lifted and stained because of sun damage.

Headliner dropped.

Drivers window motor went.

Lights hard to replace.

General Comments:

Car was good to me, in general.

Started everyday, and the car is very quick. Stock engine performed well, though it did run hot when idling.

Dual exhaust a nice feature, car sounded quicker than it was. Steering was very tight & responsive. Quiet cabin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2004

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Eurosport from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles

Summary:

A very dependable car

Faults:

Had to Replace the alternator twice.

Had to replace brakes and rotors.

The passenger window fell out due to a manufacturer mistake.

Had to replace front and rear tires.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable.

The radio sounds and works excellent.

This car doesn't have a lot of power, but runs and drives great.

The air conditioner works great and is very cold in the summer.

This car has a lot of room and is very comfortable.

The paint has held up extremely well.

However we could use a cup holder.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2004

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan 3.1 liter 6-cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 liter 6-cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles

Summary:

Reliability and performance on a budget

Faults:

All that has gone wrong is that the bulb for the third brake light went out.

The dash is warped, so I need to fix it.

General Comments:

This car is a little annoying at around 50mph because it hunts for gears too much.

It has plenty of pep.

I have noticed it is very easy to see out of.

I've noticed that it is easy to speed in this car. I've run about 75 in a 40 without knowing it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2004

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Great bang for the buck

Faults:

Since I have owned the car not too many things have went wrong. The first thing to go on me was the battery which is normal for a used car. After that the alternator burned out and cost me a under $200 to get fix.

The most expensive thing that I had to replace was the rear spring. If you go into many spring and suspension shops they have a list of GM vehicles that have a pricey spring repair and the Lumina is on that list. There are rubber parts that hold the spring in place and over the years they naturally will wear out. If you get these parts checked and replaced you will save yourself a lot of money. My spring went and then my left rear strut went. It cost me about $1200 to get fixed.

Also my ABS light stayed on after having the strut repaired, went back to the mechanic and he checked it out and said it was the sensor. Had the sensor changed and he said it wasn't the sensor and was probably the computer.

Other than that this has been a very dependable car. Right now when I drive the steering wheel starts to rumble at about 50. I think it might be the tire pressure or I might need new tires.

General Comments:

For the most part this car is a work horse. Dependable in the cold and the AC is ice cold in the summer. Lots of trunk space and the paint has not chipped or rusted. Matter of fact after I wash it the car looks brand new.

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

Review Date: 20th February, 2004

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