1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT V6 from North America


Looks good sitting in your driveway when its not running..


Where should I start? Everything that COULD have gone wrong with this car WENT wrong with this car.

Replaced alternator.

Replaced water pump.

Replaced fuel pump.

Had transmission rebuilt (at 60K miles)

Had ignition replaced (when you turned the key off and PULLED IT OUT, the engine kept running)

Had new exhaust system put on.

Paint started to come off... first it was just the clear coat, then within 6 months it was flaking off in chunks down to the METAL!

Started leaking oil just before I got rid of it.

As I pulled into the dealer to trade it in on my brand new Cavalier, the steering column started smoking.

General Comments:

This was one sharp looking car. I wanted a Beretta FOREVER! I loved the sporty way it looked, the way the door handles were sideways, the little spoiler on the back and the fat back end. I had this car for only a year before it started falling apart. Having the transmission rebuilt cost $1100 alone. I just couldn't afford pumping the money into it anymore. I MUST say however... that I found out later on that this car was used for MAIL DELIVERY in a rural part of the county... so that probably accounts for the transmission trouble. Looked good while it was sitting in my driveway though!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2003

1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT/Indy 3.1L from North America


Who says Chevy's aren't reliable?


Strut replaced after running over a wheel rim in the road.

Heater control unit replaced.

Yellow paint has given up in many places, clear coat chipping off.

General Comments:

This has been the best car I have ever owned. In 13 years, it has never left me sit. Still has original starter, alternator, water pump, etc. Only EVER replaced batteries, spark plugs, coolant fittings, brakes, and 1 clutch at 175000 miles. Kelly tires last over 75000 miles a set.

I treat the car well and it returns the favor.

I don't know what more you could want.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2003

1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ 2.3L H.O. Quad4 DOHC from North America


Quad Rod economy sports coupe


My oil pump died at 109,000 miles and the engine has been burning some oil since.

The interior is in very good shape and the seats are quite comfortable. The only problems are some rattles at high speeds and a loose door panel.

The exterior paint is pretty good for a 90, but the common paint chipping problem with 88-93 Berettas is starting to show and some rust is coming through: thanks to New York snow & road salt.

The sunroof leaks a little because of a small dent in the roof right by the hatch and the doors don't lock or close right all the time.

I haven't had any other major problems with it. I've done the normal replacements like exhaust and spark plugs. It's is very good shape for a 1990.

General Comments:

The Quad4 motor with the 5 speed manual are very quick. My only street race loss was to an IROC-Z Camaro with a v8. With a good exhaust and intake system, it is a low to mid 15 second car in the 1/4 mile.

The performance is also accompanied by very good gas mileage. Because of the high motor compression, you're supposed to run premium fuel. If you run premium, your gas mileage is around 30-35 mpg.

The Quad doesn't sound normal from a muscle car lover's standpoint, because it is high-pitched and whines loud at high rpm's. I've put a good exhaust on it and improved the sound, but it still isn't great.

The suspension and 16" wheels do a very good job in gripping corners and it handles extremely well at high speeds. It just doesn't handle well in snow or slush.

The exterior of the car looks very good. I get compliments on the appearance of my car all the time, even before I tinted the windows bought new wheels. The ground effects and spoiler make the GTZ very distinguishable from Beretta's other models.

I bought this car cheap and it has been a very good first car for me in high school. It's a lot of fun to drive, and it has been fairly reliable for me. I would recommend a GTZ to anyone who likes a sporty looking car with good horsepower and fuel economy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2003

27th Apr 2006, 14:10

I love the GTZ. I bought it for $600 and I haven't put a penny into it, and I have raced all of 3 cars and beat them all with no problem - an Eagle Talon, n Acura RSX, and a honda civic, which I practically blew the doors off.

28th Apr 2006, 12:33

I find that my GTZ handles very well on snowy surfaces. We get quite a bit of snow here in Switzerland every year and I never had problems with my GTZ. A lot of wheight on the front wheels and front wheel drive make this a good winter car with winter tires on.