'The 1990 Chevrolet Lumina Is The Official Car Of Disney-MGM Studios'

Some automakers like to use their dynamics or power as publicity for their cars. Chevy used animated dwarves and an association with Disney's new MGM Studios as its promotional tool.

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Yes. You read that correctly.

The Lumina is wholesome, according to MotorWeek. I'd elaborate, but I'm not entirely sure how to interpret that.

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But check out that very red interior! And the strange recline of that seat! And that close up of the B-pillar! This is recorded video people! There is little time to prepare the rake of the seat or edit out awkward closeups.

Ok, enough of me. Take a listen to the Lumina since it sounds like it's breaking down and watch its majestic 17.9 second quarter mile run.

MotorWeek Theater is our showcase of some of our favorite classic reviews from public television's finest motoring program. How does this video only have 2,137 views on YouTube? It's the heartbeat of America!

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Ah, memories. My first car was a 92 Lumina coupe with the 3.4. It wasn't the greatest car, but that thing held on like a champ. I bought it from my uncle in 99' for $2200, it had 28k miles on it, after many years of hoonage, road-trips, and hauling surfboards on the roof (Thule racks rule!) it went off to the great parking lot in the sky with 185k miles. Other than brakes, tires, and batteries the Lumina was not much trouble.

When I was in college I was so desperate to drive a car with a manual trans, I would put empty 20oz soda bottles in-between the front bucket seats and "shift" while I was driving. My friends thought I was a total dork for doing this...and I was :) All of my cars since then have had real manual transmissions.

There will always be a place in my heart for the "Blumina,"

Good times.