1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L from North America


This is the best car for the money


The blinker "works" in the steering head was replaced at 200k.

The alternator replace at 110k.

The starter replaced at 180k.

The waterpump replaced at 210k.

Thermostat replaced 2 times, 125k and 240k.

Repainted at 100k, and is now peeling.

General Comments:

This has been the best family car I have ever owned and has never rusted. This is the model without power windows, but has AC (still cold) and power steering/brakes and it all works and never worked on in 250k!

It has always use about 1 quart of oil in between oil changes, even did this when it had only 100k on it.

The springs/struts/front-end is now worn as the rest of the car, but who can blame it. This was mostly city driving.

I did all the oil changes/work myself except the blinker and paint.

The serpentine belt, replaced 4 times.

Tire size 15k (all 4) has been replaced 3 times.

The disk pads every 40k.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2004

10th Mar 2005, 16:16

I appreciate your record of repairs. I am currently looking at a 1995 Lumina Sedan 3.1L non-LS. I wanted to know what others thought of it and what repairs I would be making down the road. Every used car will need some work eventually. It's better to be aware of what may come.

1995 Chevrolet Lumina from North America


I like this car, but I am not sure I would get another one


The security thing went out on it 10 months after I got it. It cost me $500 in parts and labor.

The car shakes at 65 mph. When I get over that mark, its fine.

General Comments:

The seats are really comfortable. Despite that it's a pre-owned vehicle, the seats are really clean.

It is a perfect car for a high schooler.

It handles nice on snow and ice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th September, 2004

1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1 from UK and Ireland


I wish I had never purchased the van


Drivers window will not always go up.

Passenger side door does not open from outside.

Radiator cracked easily.

Wipers do not always work.

General Comments:

I thought I was the only one with all these problems. I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad.

We have had the Chevy Lumina APV for approx. 2 years. At first it was fine, but after a few months problems started occurring.

Now, the passenger side door does not open from the outside; the wipers do not always work; the driver's side window does not always go up; misc. other "little" problems, including the fan not blowing for the air conditioning. But, now to top it all off the radiator has cracked.

What a van!!

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

Review Date: 1st September, 2004

23rd Mar 2010, 10:01

That's because you never owned a American vehicle.

The handle is a common issue. Easily fixed within a half hour and a replacement part (get a real GM replacement - not the Chinese stuff off Ebay).

Everything else (like the heater fan which is also responsible for the A/C) is a piece of cake to replace, and relatively inexpensive.

It's a Chevy, not a Merc!

1995 Chevrolet Lumina from North America


Not too bad for a used car


Took the car in to get a/c fixed (never has worked since I bought it used, so this was something I was trying to vamp up), and next thing I know my anti-theft system won't allow my car to start. The car spent a week and a half in the shop getting that fixed. After having it 2 days, the brakes lock up-got that fixed, but now I'm w/out cruise. Had I known I'd be trading my cruise for a/c (and around $500 in parts and labor), I would've never taken it in in the first place. In all probability though, this could be a mechanic problem, and not a car one, but either way, I still paid for it (literally). Other than the above stated, I've had no major problems.

General Comments:

Car had a rebuilt engine in it when I bought it used, but I've had no problems whatsoever (knock on wood!). Not that great on gas mileage, IMO. Never had an oil leak either (another knock on wood!). Great car for the price I paid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2004