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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2 Dr Euro CoupeReview
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I'd Recommend This Car To Anyone On A Budget. — This has been a good, reliable car for the past 170,000 miles. It's doesn't handle too well, having a rather high CG with some slop developed in the steering. It picks up well in passing gear. The struts are currently warn out, but still function alright. The only major repair was replacing the computer a few years back. The radiator fans currently don't work, so the engine will overheat if left at idle for and extended time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reliable, cheap to maintain, low insurance cost.

Cons: Not much of a chick magnet.

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2 Dr Euro CoupeReview
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Pretty Nice — This car was a fun little car. I had it for about a year. Things were always hard to find when something was wrong, not the greatest gas milage, and I always felt a lag, it never really wanted to get up and go! but overall, pretty good car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable

Cons: Laggy

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro SedanReview
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Great Car For First Buyers, But Work Could And Should Be Done. — The performance is actually pretty good for a car over 17 years old. The transmission is leaking a bit but still the overall ride quality is amazing. As you would think the technology in the car is weak compared to modern four door sedans, but it still can compete with the looks competition. It reminds me of a sports car, and it probably was back then.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: A cheap ride that will bring you loads of fun.

Cons: Not very technologically advanced.

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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This Is One Of The Best Cars Made By Chevy In The 1990's — This is my first car and it runs like a champ. I bought it for 700 bucks with only 74000 miles. But after 18 Massachusetts winters the underside was done. So instead of junking it I decided to get it fixed. With all new brakes,struts,new fuel system and a tune up,filters,etc. I got a brand new car basically for under 3500 bucks. Sure i could've bought another used car for that much but it wouldve had more miles and not as roomy and comfy. Mine has a remote starter,power everything,and a/c. Four wheel disc brakes stop you quick. If you ever get a chance to buy one get it. they run forever when properly maintained.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Power,four wheel disc,

Cons: Nothing

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro SedanReview
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The Best 400 Dollar Car I've Ever Bought — I bought this for $400 from my girlfriends dad when it was worth more than that. It has some minor problems. The turn signals didn't work real well. i kind of fixed that. the exhaust is its main problem because her dad tried replacing the catalytic convertor with the one from her buick regal she wrecked. It didn't work and ended up being an open exhaust. I have also kind of fixed that. The next step is to paint it black and put a 3 on the side. It will be the coolest $400 dollar spray painted redneck lumina out there

Pros: car runs perfectly for 19 years old

Cons: was never treated nicely and looked that way

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1990 Chevrolet LuminaReview
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Lumina — Well not a lot to say had the car for maybe a month til i tore the rear end out of it. Me and my friends use to goof around with it. The best parts about it was the fact that it could squeal the tires pretty good. It also needed a lot of body work there were black spots all over it were the pain was fading the back end was smashed. The transmission would slip on it and the acclerator would stick when i was not showing off in it. It needed more work that i could do.

Pros: it could squeal the tires

Cons: barley ran

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro SedanReview
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1990 Lumina Euro Sedan — Purchased by my parents in 1992 with low miles, second owner. I began driving it when I turned 16 in 2000. Considering what was being sold in the early 90s, it wasn't bad. Rock solid engine (3100 series), generally reliable, with decent performance and lots of torque. It had a nice throaty exhaust that was toned down in Luminas after the 1992 model year. My only complaints were the tendency to rust along the rocker panels and poor build quality of the interior. Luminas have a common problem with the dashes warping around the defroster vents. A water pump and fuel pump needed replacing during the 4 years I drove it, but otherwise it had no problems.

Pros: Generally solid, cheap to maintain, decent performance for 1990

Cons: Poor interior quality, tendency to rust

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro SedanReview
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Fun While It Lasted. — My mom's old car. The 3.1 liter V-6 only had 135 hp, but it had plenty of immediately available torque so it felt more powerful than that, and the steering and brakes also had a satisfying sporty feel to them, and the engine sounded great too. And one time on a long road trip, it got up to 30 miles per gallon at least once. It had its problems from time to time, but we kept it until it had 200,000 miles. Interior had plenty of room. The main thing I didn't like about it is the seat belt rubbed against my neck.

Pros: Wonderful sporty feel and engine sound, surprisingly good gas mileage on highway.

Cons: Scared us one time when the throttle cable stuck and it accelerated uncontrollably.  Seat belt rubs uncomfortably against shorter drivers' necks.  Front wheel drive.

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro SedanReview
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Not Too Shabby — It was my first car, so I had to love it, Got it for free, it was missing various parts, like the grill, a door panel, but it was still a very good car. Can't remember the performance of the car, but there was enough to get me ticket for speeding.

Pros: 3.1L engine, very common, so easy to find parts for it. Lots of room in the back seat.

Cons: Bit of a loud car, Mufflers tend to go quickly in them.

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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My First Family Car!! — Beautiful red car! mine had a spoiler which made it look better.. And they were driving Lumina's in NASCAR then!!

Pros: loads of room

Cons: 4 wheel disk brakes.. sucks to have to use the emergency parking brake.. especially when you forget to take it off.. oops!

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Chevrolet Lumina Reviews

Lumina Say Now More By Doctor-pip

good car, the base model is underpowered as only has a 4 speed auto, but it moves when needed to, 0-60 is ok but with the 6 speed its 1 second quicker, the acceleration when already moving is great, s... Read More

Rate 6.5 Out Of 10. If Taken Care Of Maybe A 7 By rhzoflv

Like its a chevy. Dislike the fact it was designed to have parts be purchased quite frequently. Dislike how the simple things are hard to maintenance. Dislike the electrical system layout. Like the wa... Read More

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

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

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

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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