1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.4 Liter DOHC from North America


A four-door sports car


The engine on this car is great if it is driven often. The previous owner only drove it 6000 miles a year. When I got this car it shook quite a bit do to carbon build up inside of the cylinders. This cost 1200 dollar to fix. The brakes could be better also, they tend to be a little slow. I also put 300 dollar into a new set of brakes. The engine is a good worker overall. I own the LS version and it is a 3.4 Liter. This car really gets up and goes when you floor it.

General Comments:

This car is a very good value. The engine is great and rides very nicely. The tires are also nice and wide. The speakers are great, very powerful.

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

Review Date: 30th July, 2002

4th Nov 2002, 00:05

Dear Chap,

This was an exquisite review. I think that I may go out and purchase myself a 1995 Chevy Lumina LS. Thank you for your help.


15th Jul 2004, 18:07

I have a 95 lumina also, but my automatic transmission it's failing, one day I wanna move the car and this dont't move in drive, only in 2...what could be?

I don't wanna spend much money... what can I do...I'm very happy with my lumina.


1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1 V6 from North America


A good around town car for a home mechanic


Right away the battery had to be replaced. Try and get at this. Its under a support frame that has to be removed.

After the battery was a door handle. Funny part is dealer stocks it. Wonder how many people need this part!

For some reason the drivers side window will not close all the way. Just too many things to fix.

Then the Alternator went out. Turn the engine sideways and put the alternator in the back?

Water pump went out - twice. The drive belt tensioner was replaced along with the last water pump.

The seats are removeable, but be careful. The seat belt brackets break easily. That's $70 each.

Currently doing a top end rebuild because of oil leak on the heads, valves and intake manifold. Had a burnt valve on the, you guessed it #1 cylinder. #1 is behind the alernator at the back of the engine. Dealer wanted $2000 to fix this.

By the way, there are numerous special nuts, bolts and fasteners on this vehicle. hope you have a large tool collection, I do, Now.

All of the above is above and beyond normal tires, brakes and fluids.

General Comments:

This mini van has its ups and downs. We drove 2000 miles and were fairly comfortable even towing a trailer. The bad part is that there is NO storage with the seats taken up.

Both front seats make you feel like your leaning forward. The driver has enough room and can see all the gauges, but why no oil pressure gauge?

The very best feature is the powered passenger side door. With 3 buttons it's easy to open even for the kids.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2002

13th Jun 2003, 22:54

The van is just showing its age.

27th Apr 2009, 15:54

I've had the same minvan since buying it brand new in 1995. It is comfortable enough, and I love the power of the 3.8 V-6 engine and it handles well, but the amount of things I have had to replace, repair and replace again is ridiculous.

The passenger power window quit working 2 times while under warranty, and then when it stopped at third time I was not going to pay for yet a third motor (which I suspect was never the problem, I think there is an electrical problem somewhere that was never fixed to begin with).

There is also the problem of the door handles breaking off! I have replaced the passenger AND the driver door handles at least three times each, and it is no picnic to try and reach inside the door after getting the trim off to try and replace these faulty handles!

The keyless entry also quits working for no reason, and then starts back again just as unexpectedly. It's not the remote, it is something in the van, probably some of the same electrical system problem.

The water pump started leaking at 70,000 miles or so, after a lifetime of always running hot and losing water in the reservoir.

The power steering fluid was leaking and required replacing the whole rack and pinion steering, and now I am told the tie rods have also become weathered and have too much play and will need replacing. The heater switch has also stopped working.

This vehicle is 14 years old yes, but it's only got 79,000 miles on it. I will definitely be buying a Honda or Toyota to replace this GM vehicle.