1991 Chevrolet Beretta Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ 2.3L Quad 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3L Quad 4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired199000 kilometres
Most recent distance233000 kilometres

Summary:

Good performance at a price

Faults:

Catalytic converter fell off first week of ownership. Exhaust was brand new front cat back, but the cat had rusted through I guess.

Brakes had to be completely re-done at 220000kms due to one caliper seizing up as well as one rear drum.

Thermostat had to be replaced twice due to being stuck open.

Vacuum line had to be replaced due to a leak at 230000kms that was causing cruise control and heater vents not to work properly. Same issue caused the brake lights to also malfunction.

Lifters began ticking around 200000kms. Car still ran fine, just became noisy once engine was hot.

Clutch was replaced at 230000km mark.

General Comments:

Nice, sporty car with decent room and good performance.

Design is well executed and is not 'overdone' with body cladding or other complications.

Quad 4 engine offers good performance although at a price. Early generation Quad 4's recommend premium fuel.

Interior is pleasant and functional, but does not overachieve in either of the two.

Overall, vehicle is a good overall buy with only slight drawbacks in long-term ownership.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 miles
Most recent distance163000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

The most comfortable car for the price

Faults:

Seats show a lot of wear.

Upper Radiator hose blew at about 160,000 miles.

Trunk leaks badly.

General Comments:

For the money I paid for this car, it was worth every penny. the car is extremely comfortable over short as well as long trips. Even with a V6 and a non-overdrive transmission the car gets almost 30mpg on the highway. I am very happy with this car, and even like to drive it more than my 96' Z28. They were greatly under-rated from the factory.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

Its worth the money

Faults:

Replaced alternator after shorted out.

Repaired leaky/rotted steering fluid line.

Also replaced one gas line.

Had to replace front brakes twice.

The dashboard is warped.

Windshield cracked for no reason.

Seats are wearing.

No a/c.

Coolant recently leaking.

Leaks oil.

General Comments:

Dispite my numerous repairs, to this car and the one I had previously. (same model, but wrecked). I have no regrets. both were cheap, reliable, and powerful. also look very sharp if they are maintained.

I still drive my beretta daily.

Have no major problems whatsoever.

Gm should not have discontinued this model.

If you notice, there a lot of them still on the road, and in very good condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

I would highly recommend this car

Faults:

It had set for about a year when before I bought it, which is not good on any vehicle.

I had to put a drivers side axle in it right off the bat and a year later a fuel pump.

I also put a transmission in it 2 years after I first bought it.

I have also put a coil pack on it since.

General Comments:

Mine is ma GT and really sharp looking I must say.

It handles great, and gets good gas mileage.

It has been a very good car, it's good looking and gets lot's of compliments.

I knew the guy that had the car before me and it had a lot of miles on it then.

It is a good running car and Chevy should have never discontinued making the Beretta.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ 2.3 Quad4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 Quad4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 kilometres
Most recent distance235000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Great for young people, but very expensive to keep

Faults:

My alternator died after the 1-st year of having the car.

My radiator fan stopped running 1-st summer I had the car.

Coolant pipes started leaking.

Oil-coolant constantly leaking.

Drivers side floor is always wet when it rains.

Gearshift cable broke after 2 years.

There has been continuous problems with the engine of this car, until it finally died!!!

General Comments:

This car is very quick on taking off.

Very cheap on gas.

The seats are very very comfortable (bucket seats).

This car seems to get a lot of attention.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th February, 2004

15th Mar 2005, 14:19

You can solve the leakage problem with a tube of caulking. Remove the cover for the wipers and seal the seam on the drivers side. This will solve your problem and it's pretty common with these cars. You can do it yourself in about 30 minutes.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 19 reviews