1989 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.2 from North America
A bargain at $1500!!
I bought the car used and it looked BEAUTIFUL at the time-I fell in love!
But..first the paint started fading.
Then the headliner started sagging.
The door panel on the driver's side came loose.
The hinge to the ashtray broke.
The dashboard started cracking.
The rearview mirror keeps falling off (despite the ton of glue I use to hang it with).
The tape player doesn't work right-it makes a "clicking" sound and tape won't eject unless you beat the front.
The radio acts "possessed"-other wards, the radio sometimes has to go up and down the dial until it finds the station you set.
Hard to find a stereo to replace this because it is all one face with the a/c etc.
A/C quit working.
The digital dash lights went out and finding a replacement bulb (we're still looking) is hard to find.
Fuel pump needed replacing-around like 120,000 miles.
Lost one of the two tailpipes and had to replace the whole muffler.
Heater core needed to be replaced around like 100,000.
In general, I LOVE THIS CAR!!! She looks bad, but..
Handles wonderful on the road-takes curves at a fast speed without feeling out of control.
Engine runs better than she looks.
Great speaker system!!
Sporty...If I can fix this one, I would keep her forever!!! If any can help me with the radio (why is it doing this??) and tape player, and the ability to find the right sized bulbs for the dash, PLEASE e-mail me!! firstname.lastname@example.org)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th June, 2003
15th Sep 2003, 12:23
Just wanted to know if you replaced the heater core yourself, or had someone do it for you. I have to replace mine and don't know how. The problem for me is I'm broke, so ill have to fix it myself, and winter time is coming and I'm going to need heat. Please let me know as soon as you can. im Jeff and you can email me at email@example.com
23rd Dec 2003, 08:59
Hey, I think I have a solution to your problem with the stereo!!! All you have to do is go to google.com and type in Chevrolet Beretta Stereo Kits, and whammo, it gives you a list of sites that will have installation kits for your car. I just did this and it works great!
11th Aug 2004, 11:03
I've had a 1989 GT since '91 (I knew the previous owner) and have kept it running with minimal maintenance ever since. It's stored in the winter and out by May. Besides brakes, oil changes, etcetera. it's been wonderful. This one has a white paint base with a 24 inch black stripe going down the middle and a tan interior - no rust and everything (including the A/C) works perfectly. I would sell only if the right buyer with the right price comes along because he/she falls in love with her. please post any comment you may have. DP.
25th Jan 2005, 22:06
An 89 with a 3.2, I thought 87-89 used a 2.8, and in 1990 used a 3.1, unless you have a modified 3.1, but whatever, good luck with your car.