1988 Chevrolet Beretta GT 2.8 Liter V6 from North America
Incredible performance for a very low cost
Had to replace Heater Core at 151k.
AC currently does not work. To avoid fogging up in the rain, I actually have to roll my window DOWN abit.
New clutch at 149k.
New pads and rotors at 150k.
Service engine light comes on often for unknown reason.
Door handle broke at 150k.
Performance: Alright considering how many miles are on this car, it does good. Yes I have had my share of problems, but overall this is an incredible car for the 1000 I paid. The car has plenty of get up for a 2.8 V6. I've beat a 2002 Cavalier. It helps that I know how to shift properly apparently.
Appearance: For a car from the 80's I think this car looks great. I like how it looks like it has a slightly raised back. I've always for some reason thought the back of the Beretta looks neat. Mine is white with black trim and I will say that some of the paint has worn off of it. That's fine, it's a pretty old car.
Other: I will admit that it does have faults though. I mean, while reliable, my car is extremely loud. I blame the 2.8 liter engine. These cars have a reputation for being loud. I can always tell if a car has one in them because of the unique and loud sound they give off. Its embarassing to start, I laugh it off though. Then the rattling. My car rattles like crazy when I hit bumps. Again slightly embarassing. Overall though I really like this car it has been a very loyal first car. Glad I got it instead of the Sunbird or whatever. I recommend a Beretta to anybody who wants a cheap, reliable car. Doesn't matter what year really, 87 to 96 will do you just fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2005