1994 Chevrolet Lumina User Reviews

1994 Chevrolet Lumina Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Overall: 3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Josh writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Great bang for the buck.

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High Maintenance, horrid gas mileage.

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Lumina Z34 — Performance is great for what it is. 182,000 miles and still can haul ass. Car is very high maintenance. TLC goes a long way. Interior design is horrible however exterior design is amazing. Things to keep in mind when owning this car: 1. Door handles suck in the winter. Always have a spare handle assembly on hand. 2. Transmissions for this car are hard to come by. The engines output is too much for the transmission to handle. 3. You go through brakes and rotors like it's going out of style. 4. Car overheats easily and burns out the alternator. Expensive fix because of the location of the alternator.

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Kolyan writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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4

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the Looks and 3.2L engine :-)

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fixing that 3.2L engine :-(

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Red Beauty — Overall: Best Car you'd ever have - if you can keep paying to get it fixed. 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.

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Joshua writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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Simple to work on.

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Engine work

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Good Buy — Good car all around. Simple and effective. Great power, lots of room, and great handling. Considering the type of car this is, and how simple, it is really impressive. The dash is very simple and the heating controls are very easy to figure out. You don't get lost in features you will never use.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shawn writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 2 Dr Euro Coupe Review
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4

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Ran like a tank, always got up and went

Cons

Mine had 140k on it

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Shawnmobile 2.0 — Very nice car. I bought mine with 140k on it and drove like a tank the whole time. The only issue I had with it were from the filler neck for the gas tank and shrapnel flying up from the road and putting a hole in the gas tank.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sean writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro Sedan Review
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3

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it was super cheap

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the automatic locking doors....drives me nutts

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Its A Car "gets Me From A To B — this car is under powered not fun to drive mpg is average if the car wasnt dented it would look great...car is super cheap to maintain. front end needs redone, very squeeky and rattly and it needs an oil change

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro Sedan Review
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Fairly reliable, economical, sportier handling, nice exhaust note

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Higher maintenance with high miles, poor interior build, tendency to rust along rocker panels

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1994 Chevrolet Lumina Euro Sedan — For mid-90s grocery getters, it was a decent choice that came in sportier trims such as the Euro and Z34. Only 140 hp in the Euro models, but 185 lb-ft of torque gets it moving off the line. Braking is pretty good; the 3200 lb curb weight and sportier suspension makes it a decent handler as far as 1990s cars go, although there is some body roll when going over large bumps. Being a Euro, mine has the 3100 V6 (although a 3400 was optional), which is a solid engine that regularly exceeds 200,000 miles (currently at 148K, purchased at 80K). They do have a tendency to rust along the rocker panels, and the interior build quality wasn't the greatest (gaps in material, some squeaks). Mine was unfortunate enough to have been caught in a massive hail storm, so I have extensive hail damage on the hood, roof, and trunk. Repairs include the water pump, head gasket, and rear struts replaced over the last 50,000 miles, so they do get a little high maintenance as the miles rack up. But the engine has never failed to start on the coldest of winter mornings, and it has never left me stranded anywhere. They have a great, recognizable exhaust note that is tuned out on most family sedans. It gets about 19 mpg in city driving, and 22-26 on the highway depending on how much of a lead foot you are (I fall closer to the 22 range).

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Jay writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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Very fast and torquey, looks kinda cool but overdone, not too many around

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it was broken, it felt like a tank when you turned a corner, burned an AMAZINGLY LARGE aamount of gas in 15 minutes........

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1994 Z34 Coupe — Bought this car for a mp3 player. never got it on the road but drove it around the block. Has a sick 3.4 L 4cam engine, 7600rpm, a sweet rev limiter for N and P. i smoked the tires on this fwd in REVERSE by ACCIDENT. way more powerful than i though it would be. but it had a broked K-frame and quite a bit of other repairs to electrical were needed so i sold it.

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Bowie writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 2 Dr Z34 Coupe Review
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5

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lots of room godd gas milage and performance package

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if you own or owned this car you would know the cons!it's a little list that only mechanics know cause thy're the only ones who can do it!

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The Z34 Is A Very Rare Car Plus It's Performance Is Not Bad For A 3.4l. — its the new classics of our time, like the GTO's & 'CUDA's were for our elders. I found a 5.0L powerplant to drop in it but it's a matter of time.

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dvigano writes:
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None to mention.

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Very unreliable, several broken exterior parts, transmission didn't last very long at all.

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1994 Chevrolet Lumina Ltz ... What A Pile Of Junk!! — I purchased my Lumina about 10 years ago and only had it about 2 years. At first, it was a nice car - comfortable ride, adequate power, plenty of room. After that first year it went down hill quickly. Door handles (yes door handles) started breaking off, the paint was oxidizing (even with constant washing and waxing), and the transmission was starting to slip (badly). It was going to cost me about $4000 to fix everything - definitely not worth it. I traded it in and couldn't have been happier.

Owner for 2 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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William writes:
1994 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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1

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Good handling and mileage

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Fell apart, many repairs needed costing more than the value of the vehicle

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My First Car Purchase — Bought this as a second car shortly after I got married. It wasn't in great condition but I got it cheap. It fell apart shortly after we bought it so it was sold off and scrapped about 4 months after we bought it. It was a sporty little car while I had it, good acceleration and handling, decent mileage. The lights didn't always work and I'm pretty sure there were electrical issues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

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2000 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

A Good, Afordable, Reliable, Daily Driver. By James

Has been a good car, always gets 30mpgs and has decent power and handles well for a sedan. Is pretty comfortable on long trips, has been a reliable car only problem was the fuel pump went out, but oth... Read More

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1999 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

Great Overall Ride By David

I love my car and trunk is huge leg room is fantastic interior needs padding on the but area but other besides that nothing is a bad point my tires need to be replaces and the alignment hasn't gone ou... Read More

Great! By Jessica

LOVE MY CAR, it has a lot of nice features, Love that it gets up to speeds up really quick, only costed me $800, really fun car to drive!!! only thing that i do not like about the car is the leathe... Read More

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

Where Has 158000 Miles Gone? By Brian

My lumina has been a great family car. It's been very dependable and still runs great. Besides the older styled look of the car, it's still in decent shape and rides nicely. The Lumina may not be t... Read More

Nice 4 Door Sedan By Janius

Although the outside looked very plain vanilla, inside it was very plush and comfortable. The 3.8 V-6 ran great and it was a surprisingly fast car. This was the first "over powered FWD" car I owned ... Read More

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1997 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

I Like It. By alexllugo

I like the low cost of repairs for this model. Even though the engine is infamous for little problems here and there, it's an overall good car. This . Is the second on of the same year I've owned and ... Read More

Should Have Sold It Sooner By Jose

Requires a lot of keep up. I've found other reviews that share these common problems: 1) factory head gaskets give out at low mileage - this is even a service bulletin, but not a recall; 2) combinati... Read More

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