There's been quite a few stuff that has gone wrong with it, but these can all be related to regular repairs you need to perform on any car.
I've noticed a lot of the reviews complaining about changing a lot of stuff like brake pads and hoses; well you need to do this on any car.
Anyway, sorry, had to get that out of the way, it bugs me when people give reviews and complain about simple things, and mark the car down for that. But, I'll go through the list for the car that I've owned for 11 years..
I've had to replace fuel pump, a few radiator hoses, need to change oil pan for a slow oil leak, need to fix torque converter, brake lines (from sitting in MI unprotected for 2 years), master cylinder, a couple rotors, e-brake cable, and oil changes and stuff like that. There's been no major issues with this car, all of the other bad reviews for the Beretta must be owned by people who treat their car like crap.
Seats are just now starting to wear slightly, I have one small rip on the side of my seat, after 17 years of use.
I've ran Seafoam through her a couple of times just to clean it up, change the oil every 5K miles or so, and give it a tune up once a year. I would do it twice if I was working during the winter.
There's some slight rust, but I gotta say not as much as I've seen on some cars here in MI.
I love this car, I got the GTZ model and I love the overall look, and I'm going to be tinting my windows here shortly, and hopefully rebuilding my motor or doing an engine swap to make her even quicker!
This car is quick, and if I fixed my torque converter, I think I would love it even more with the added gas mileage (you should get like 26 mpg, I get around 18).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd March, 2010