1993 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews - Page 7 of 12

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro Coupe 3.1 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carCitroen XM

Summary:

An American dream

Faults:

Cooling fan failed at 96000 miles.

Front brake discs and pads replaced at 109000 miles, but this is just wear and tear.

General Comments:

This is a very sleek and stylish, if rather large, coupe.

I certainly have no complaints about the 3.1 litre V6 engine, as is it very responsive, not to mention reliable.

It handles very well, and feels very sporty for such a large car. you could surprise a few boy racers in this!

It is comfortable too, although the ride isn't as smooth as in the Citroen XM I used to own.

My only complaint is that because it is about five metres long, and the turning circle isn't great, parking can sometimes be a hassle.

This is my first American car and from my experiences with this one I would certainly buy another one, particularly from Chevrolet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance118700 miles

Summary:

Definitely worth it!

Faults:

Front brake calibers needed replaced.

Brake Line rusted through.

Paint is pealing on hood and front end.

The Emergency brakes constantly lock up.

General Comments:

Since this is my first car, it is ideal for me. I'm only 19 years old and most of the time it takes me where I need to go.

The emergency brake tends to lock up and since I got the car two months ago I've had constant brake problems, but nothing expensive or hard to deal with.

I love the way this car handles the bends and the way it accelerates.

It catches everyones eye and it looks really good.

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

Review Date: 7th July, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Lumina z-34 3.4 d.o.h.c from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 d.o.h.c Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance124574 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Great car, one you don't see every day!

Faults:

Only thing I've had to replace is the front brakes, wich is to be expected.

General Comments:

This car kicks butt on the highway and for passing it's a dream. have been from arkansas to cal. several times and would not hesitate to jump in and go at a moments notice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2003

26th Jan 2010, 21:34

Okay, I just sold my 1996 Monte Carlo Z34, and I am looking at buying a 1993 Chevy Lumina Z34 with 145,000 miles on her, and I was wondering, if this car would be a good buy at 1900.00, I really don't know these cars. My Monte had a 3.4, and honestly I love that car, and I guess what I am asking is would I be happy with the Z34 Lumina? Thanks J.R.

27th Jan 2010, 17:07

I actually owned a '95 Lumina myself. I personally would NEVER RECOMMEND A CHEVY LUMINA! Mine (purchased new) had a catastrophic engine failure at a measly 43,000 miles. I always followed the service manual and hadn't once missed an oil change. Even went above and beyond the service manual by changing my transmission fluid at 30,000 miles (manual recommended to never change it, fat chance.)

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Beautiful car, I love it

Faults:

1) Three out of the four brakes went out. I had to get all new rotors and calipers and it cost well over $800 to get fixed. Two weeks later, the brand new right rear caliper went out.

2) The tie rods and struts went out at the exact same time. This cost me over $700.

3) I failed the emission test for my county twice. I had to get a brand new catalytic converter and oxygen sensor. This was around $350.

4) Two weeks ago, the brakes went out again. I had to get a new set of rotors and calipers for the front drivers side. This was somewhere around $350.

5) The gas pedal sticks. We've fixed it 5 times and it won't stop sticking. You have to use extra force on it, so the car kind of takes off. I'm used to it, but when other people drive it, they can't figure out what to do.

General Comments:

I love my Lumina. I think it's a beautiful car. It handles great in the snow. Has a great drive and it is great for road trips.

One thing that really bothers me though is the fact that it has no cup holders and the reach to the A/C and heat is a bit of a stretch.

And the other bad thing, I paid $3000 for my Lumina and within 6 months, I had that much worth of work done to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2003

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