1995 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews - Page 2 of 15

1995 Chevrolet Lumina 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Twin Dual Cam V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Twin Dual Cam V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

Best Car you'd ever have - if you can keep paying to get it fixed

Faults:

Had to replace:

Both mufflers

Clutch

Alternator

+ lots of other stuff I do not now remember.

General Comments:

Your mechanic will love it - he'll pay off the house sooner.

Also caution this type of cars attract cops!

Anyway, performance wise really powerful. Handling is good. Fat tires make it unpredictable on snow, you really need to know how to handle it in the winter.

Before 160K had to change EVERYTHING on it: both mufflers, clutch, starter, alternator some other stuff I do not remember now.

The car was eating oil and gas like crazy. Probably 1L of oil a week and 20L/100 km for mileage.

Had to sell it at a loss, could not afford that beauty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2008

19th Feb 2009, 10:37

That's very ODD. I'm not aware of any 95 Lumina with a 3.4 twin DOHC. They stopped using that engine in the Lumina after 94. It went to the Monte Carlo &? until 97 when they stopped using twin DOHC altogether. From 95 on they used 3.1 & the 3.8 in the Lumina.

1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles

Summary:

Nice ride, but watch out for transmission problems!

Faults:

A/C would never hold a charge. It would work for a few days and then stop again.

Serious problem with peeling paint. This seems to be a common issue with the Lumina.

Transmission blew at 110,000 miles, now it is a lawn ornament. :(

General Comments:

Car was a very comfortable ride. Kind of like driving a sofa.

Gas mileage was good. I was averaging around 22mpg.

Car was very reliable -- then died with no warning whatsoever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2008

1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance220600 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Acceptable for a 13 year old minivan

Faults:

The left hand turn signal won't stop automatically, and I have to return it to the center position by hand.

There is a crack in the upper right hand quadrant of the windshield.

The driver and front passenger seatbelts do not pull out or retract properly.

General Comments:

I found it to be roomy, with good visibility out the front, but the pillar behind the driver's side window is too wide for a proper shoulder check, so I installed convex mirrors I got at Canadian Tire.

I like the fact that the rear most seats fold up on themselves, giving me tons of room for cargo.

This vehicle came with a towing package and a transmission cooler, both pluses for me as I am buying a tent trailer and regularly use a trailer to haul wood and such things to my cottage.

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

Review Date: 17th December, 2008

1995 Chevrolet Lumina from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Faults:

The car shakes violently when trying to back up, and can't get out the driveway at 130,000 miles? Still don't get this one! Has only done this twice in the last six months???

Coil pack at 104,000.

Air conditioner at 110,000.

Throttle position sensor at 115,000.

Engine fan stop working at 119,000.

Signal works sometimes at 125,000.

Power windows at 122,000.

Power locks stuck on some doors.

General Comments:

It is a 13 year old car and has its share of problems, but it did get me through college and I know quite a bit about cars, so I fixed a lot of that myself.

I can't complain, because when the car was only 9 years old and barely had 100k on it I bought it for $700 bucks. So I think I got my money's worth out of it. Besides the small nagging problems, it has been an okay used car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2008

1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance183000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Van

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Almost nothing has failed in the 13 years owned, only struts on front, and shocks, which need replacement regularly on any vehicle.

The A/C compressor failed at 11 years of age, not bad.

General Comments:

OK in front for taller people, a little crowded in rear for them. 20 to 25 mpg on road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2008

1995 Chevrolet Lumina sedan 3.1L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 miles
Most recent distance253000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Great car, best I've ever owned. great daily driver

Faults:

I bought a 1990 ford thunderbird from a used car lot. that car I had for about 3 days... i test drove it, bought it, drove it home and on the second day of ownership, the engine made a loud pop and then there was a knocking push rod. so I took it back to the dealership and I got a 95 lumina. the lumina has been a great car. its wonderful. the only thing that I have done to it is changed the brakes, thermostat and alternator.

General Comments:

Very good on gas. 17.5 gallon tank. I filled it up and drove 315 miles and I still have just over 1/4 of a tank. very very comfortable, and quiet car. no major problems with it at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2008

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 50 reviews