1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ 2.3 Quad4 from North America
The Quad4 rules!!
You name it, I've replaced it. Since I have owned the car 12 years I have replaced.. head gasket, fuel pump, water pump, coil, 3 alternators, the main computer, clutch, this car ate front brakes, front wheel bearing, CV joint boots, 4 batteries, driver seat springs were shot, shocks, engine mount front twice and rear once, and everything else that occurs in normal wear and tear.
The car was very sporty looking and since I took excellent care of it I always got looks and comments about it's good condition.
I bought it new in 1990 and for the first 5 years it ran fine, then the repairs started getting heavier and heavier. In the last two to three years the car was nothing more than a mechanical nightmare with my last repair costing $1600.
Inside could have used some more creature comforts such as power seats and mirrors for the GTZ model. Heater controls were not at arms reach and you had to lean forward to get at them and the stock radio was a joke, well for 1990 I guess it was O.K.
Outside looks were a 10, but I just can't see why they didn't put disc brakes in the rear.
The engine was the Quad4 and came stock with 180hp. Power was always there and with some exhaust and other little upgrades 200hp was not hard to reach.
By the end of 12 years of owning the car I had warn every bit of smoothness and refinement out of it and it had plenty of rattles and just needed replacing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th November, 2002