1989 Chevrolet Beretta Standard 2.8 from North America
I bought this car for $400.00 so I can't complain about everything that's wrong with it. I haven't had that many problems with it until recently. I will drive it around town for a little while then when I stop it will die and won't stay running. My dads a mechanic so he can tell me whats going on, but it won't do it when he's driving it. My brothers Grand Am did the same thing, but his problem was a transmission sensor. I don't have one on my car so its going to be a little harder to find out what it really is.
My alternator went out yesterday about 5 miles away from home. I drove it to work and it died, I had to walk 3 miles to work. My dad and I went to get it running after I got home from work, it started right up with a jumper box on it to get it to start. I was almost home about 1 mile away when I slowed down and it died. The alternator or the fuel pump or both went out. A fuel pump it either $40.00 or $70.00 and the alternator is $140.00. I'm 15 and that's money that I can't get very soon. We also think that there is a short some where in the car, every time you get out and touch the door it shocks you really bad. The door locks don't work very well, I broke my key off in the lock after I got it. We used a lock greaser to help the cylinder, but that hasn't helped out much. I just leave it unlocked.
The Ignition failed a week after I got it, that was $50.00.
It has four different sized tires on it and the master cylinder was bad when I got it.
The head liners sagging and the dash has a big hole in the center.
The stereo doesn't like to work.
I have two sets of seat belts on both front seats I don't know why, but I do.
The windsheild is cracked.
I have to put on a rear bumper because they hit something and broke it right behind the passenger side rear wheel.
When it hits a half a tank it doesn't like to stay running.
The cruise control button is missing and is unhooked because it would smoke sometimes while driving.
The air and heat work great the windows are good.
Interior besides the dash is in great shape. Over all the body and interior and motor of this car is great. It has great get up and go when it runs.
I'm not sure that I would buy another Beretta. If I did it would be a newer one or one that wasn't power everything.
I love my car when its running.
For being an older car fixing it cost a lot more than my brothers 92 Grand Am.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st December, 2003