1991 Chevrolet Beretta Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1 Multi Port Fuel Injected V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Multi Port Fuel Injected V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

A fast, sporty, reliable and cheap to maintain

Faults:

Basic maintenance, brakes, tires, oil, other fluids.

Air Conditioner needs new vacuum pumps at 65,000 miles.

General Comments:

A really quick car, handles great, and I always get good comments on it.

I've added many modifications though, intake and exhaust, two red racing stripes, custom rims and a two inch drop, along with a body kit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GT from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Fun and Quick to Falling Apart

Faults:

Had to repair brakes & rotors twice.

Wiper motor failed.

Left turn signal failed.

Cruise control failed.

Water pump died on summer trip through New Mexico.

Rust and moisture in & around transparent plastic moldings on rear end.

Gas cap cover rusted through completely.

Interior of both doors began to fall off.

Driver side door sagged and eventually ceased to open.

Ignition jammed & would not accept key, but would start when turned. Eventually the car would not turn off.

Interior trunk release failed.

Eventually the computer went bad, I was told, and the car would often stall and not start for sometimes hours.

Driver side chair bolts broke/rusted off.

General Comments:

When I first bought the car, it ran great. Had low miles and new work. I changed the oil regularly. I tried to keep up with body/mechanical work, but it seemed as if one thing would happen after another. The car, in my opinion, was rather expensive to run. However, at first it was fairly reliable in these cold and dangerous North American winters. In it's defense I did A LOT of long distance driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th June, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance139000 kilometres

Summary:

Sporty, Fun, Reliable, all in all... a wonderful car

Faults:

AC High Pressure hose had a crack in it ($600.00)

General Comments:

I bought this car used, and with my parent's luck with used car, I was expecting the worst, but this car has given me nothing, but fun times.

Over the past 3 years of owning the vehicle, all I have had to replace is are the brakes, from wearing them out, and the AC High pressure hose, due to a crack that appeared over the winter.

I am overall very impressed by both the room this car allows all it's passengers (front and back), as well it's capacity in carrying more than a normal sports vehicle.

I find myself very attached to the vehicle, and can't picture my daily life without it, as it is a very reliable vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1 MPI V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 MPI V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired188000 kilometres
Most recent distance299000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Sundance

Summary:

Most Reliable, with lots of torque

Faults:

This car is great. I was iffy about buying another used car, as I had nothing but problems with my previous car. I bought the car for $3000 Canadian.

The car is very quick, especially when you add a performance exhaust and air intake.

I replaced the alternator twice (due to stereo)

Transmission and clutch

Water pump once.

Rad three time in one year.

The driver seat has started to wear and tear.

Replaced passenger side ball joint

Change oil every 5000 km or less

VERY RELIABLE

Still has all original parts with the exceptions to items listed on top.

General Comments:

This car handles great, has tons of power, especially with the standard trans. It gets great gas mileage if all highway, I have achieved 750+ km on a full tank with 4 people and luggage.

I love this car. Chevy did not know what they were getting rid of when this model was discontinued. If Chevy was still making this car I would buy another one... hands down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Beretta GT 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Awsome, sporty and economical

Faults:

The biggest repair to my baby was the transmission at about 130,000 miles. The reverse went out at about 120,000 so I had it rebuilt.

2 water pumps.

2 alternators.

All hoses.

Heater core at about 190,000 miles.

Some gizmo that helps the transmission downshift.

General Comments:

I absolutely loved (R.I.P) this car, it was very comfortable, economical and sporty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1L MPFI from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1L MPFI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired268000 kilometres
Most recent distance329000 kilometres

Summary:

Affordable car for a patient owner

Faults:

Front and back brakes have been replaced including rotors, drums, and wheel cylinders.

2 remanufactured master cylinders, 1 new one.

2 new starters (1 under warranty)

New heater core and lines.

New exhaust (silver knight, cheap ones rotted off in a couple of months)

New ignition control mod.

New E.G.R valve.

General Comments:

Out of all the repairs I have put into the car, stock parts were never put back in. therefore my upkeep costs are slightly higher (40-60%).

Instead of the 160hp @ 4800rpm I now have 182hp @ 4300rpm which makes for fast light to light races.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th May, 2002

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