1990 Chevrolet Beretta Indy 500 3.1 V6 1st Generation from North America
The wonderful powerful brother of the Camaro - you should have one
Just about nothing. Of course when you buy a used car, the first thing is to give it a good check over. I've replaced:
Thermostat, battery, spark plugs, spark plug wires, all things needed for tune up, all 6 fuel injectors, digital dash (still isn't the best but can see things clearly), Sony radio, brakes pads/rotors/calipers/brake shoes, 2 new front tires, water pump, timing belt/chain, interior accessory lights in footwell, transmission cable & bracket (bracket rusted off).
For a minute it had this weird high idle (2000 rpm the minute you start it) but somehow it magically went away (even the Chevy techs were stumped) & it runs beautifully.
Also replaced the side mirrors (folding Indy 500 mirrors). Found Beretta mirrors online at Ebay & painted them same teal color.
The paint is now patina & every car painter said to really paint it right & get the 32 year old paint code, it'd be about 3-4 grand to paint. So it's a teal/patina sort of thing going on. The worst thing is it leaks when it rains on the passenger. Getting a new headliner should end that.
I honestly think buying it from a one owner, $1500 for 126000 miles isn't bad.
After putting about 2000 in it, it's a great car, always starts no matter how cold it gets, NEVER runs hot, just a little bit on raggedy side inside, but still I'm happy with it. Even in its current condition, I get people who had one & I hear their stories about them. I ALWAYS wanted an Indy 500 teal with sunroof. And now I can happily say I'll drive it til it won't go no more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2022