1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1 V6 from North America


A great car if you have the money for repairs


A lot. A bunch of things in the car have been replaced.

Light relay switch went out recently, tubes were loose so I accidentally ran the transmission dry, but fixed that.

It apparently is leaking oil. Not much, but enough to make me worry about it.

Paint is chipping off like crazy.

General Comments:

I LOVE IT. It gets me to where I need to go. It handles really quite well.

I love the black and red theme with the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2009

1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ 2.3 Quad4 DOHC 16v from North America


Buy it as your 2nd car for the weekend and you'll love it


While I owned it: Crank Positioning Senson (CPS). Cheap part (hard to find it for the GTZ, but it's the same as Saturns, so I just got one from the Saturn dealership for like 17 bucks CDN), but it was impossible to install it on the side of the road where it quit. So I had to tow it to a shop, something almost NONE of my 9 cars ever experienced.

Needed front struts BAD, same with front brake pads (again...normal wear and tear)

Headgasket was replaced just before I bought it.

Paint was peeling, but I spent 45 minutes in a parking lot with some sandpaper and a can of spraypaint and it came out looking spectacular.

Power steering belt needed replacing, no biggie.

After I sold it, it threw a rod within a month, needed axles, the interior was pretty trashed (no fault of the car).

General Comments:

WICKED car. Fast as sin, handles great, looks beautiful with the factory bodycladding and 16 inch wheels. However, I'd never own it as my primary mode of transportation for many reasons.

1: for a 4cylinder it eats a LOT of gas (especially the way I drove it... the way it was intended to be driven).

2: the 2.3s are VERY quirky motors, and not the easiest to work on.

It was fast, comfy, looked great, and I had NO complaints for a car I paid $300CDN for. But I sold it within 20 days for two reasons. I realized the general upkeep of the car would leave me poor. And some kid offered me 1200.

Oh wait... reason number three: I sped like a maniac everywhere... the car just LOVES to go fast. The fastest I've ever gone in any vehicle was in the Beretta the night after I bought it. It's confidence-inspiring and fun. But an expensive toy in the long-run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2006

1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ Quad 4 from North America


Fun to drive, But not to own


Well, had a flapping noise that I couldn't figure it out until I had a passenger in the back seat > Head liner was coming loose.

Drivers side door handle broke off on one side (Doors were heavy)

Power truck release button rarely worked.

Right side CV Joint was a regular monthly repair.

Head Gasket at 51,056 miles!!! real smoker while filling the tank.

General Comments:

Car was very Quick, many Mustangs were left behind.

Great performance, rock solid in the curves.

Sharp looking, Mine was Black and always CLEAN.

BUT > Too much horsepower for a non turbo powered four cylinder,highly stressed motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2006

1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1L V6 from North America


Junk unless already in good condition



General Comments:

I'm a mechanic at a well known chain of tire and auto centers in Mo. and Ill., and I've done everything to this car, including a new motor. It's got plenty of power, but there's a lot of stuff that can't be fixed, or is a pain to fix.

The biggest one is a severe safety issue, because my seat is only held on by the remaining 1 bolt, and my seat belt on the driver's side doesn't work or locks in the wrong way, plus when it rains, the car floods with water, but since it's only my work car, I really don't feel like tending too much to the care of it, which isn't a big deal, because I bought the car this way, and knew the consequences.

So you be the ultimate judge, but I won't buy another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2005