1995 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1 from North America


Very nice Starter/Cheap car


Well the only thing that has really gone wrong was that my heat has gone out. I later had it replaced, but cost me a ripe $150.00. That's rough. Also, when I hit a bump once my airbag light has gone on and the airbag won't work anymore just hopefully I don't get in an accident. also I had a fuse blow and the fog lights, horn, and power locks all went so I had to replace that. One more thing is when its cold the power locks don't always work and it's a little frustrating.

General Comments:

This car is generally a really fun car to drive. It doesn't get the best city mileage but on the interstate it's fantastic, a huge difference. The car also seems to drive like it wants to be a heavier car than it is which I don't like, but as a first car I love it either way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2005

1995 Chevrolet Beretta z 26 V 6 from North America




Had to replace motor at 116,000 miles.

E brake doesn't work.

Check engine light comes on for no reason.

High beams switch is hard to move.

General Comments:

I love my beretta. it is a very nice looking car and runs great. there are a few problems, but it is just like any other car. back seat is small, but trunk is huge. my beretta is pink. and I get comments on it all the time of how nice of a car it is. performance wise the car is fast. runs like a champ. great gas mileage. would diffently buy another. seats are very comfortable. with the kidney support. once again I love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2005

1995 Chevrolet Beretta Sport Coupe 3.1 V6 from North America


Great Commuter, Why did they stop making them?


The other day I had to replace the AC compressor because it was grinding real bad, it has a few dings when a bad hale storm came and a few things inside.

General Comments:

I love the car and will never get rid of it, the V6 is very responsive and has GREAT passing power if you need it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2005

27th Oct 2005, 10:00

GM discontinued the Beretta because it was only an temporary model to fill a gap between the Cavalier coupe and the Lumina coupe/Monte Carlo. The Corsica, upon which it was based, was styled in the old fashion (1980's and early 1990's) which died out as the Cavalier and Lumina/Monte Carlo went to the more rounded style. There was no point in a car that was so close to two classes of vehicle. It was just not financially responsible to put any effort into updating three chassis when two were holding out just fine. Car manufacturers are notorious for basing as many models as possible on as few platforms as possible to save cash.

1995 Chevrolet Beretta 2 door sports car 3.1 V6 from North America


Beretta's are JUNK, don't waste your $$$


Flimsy spare cup holder broke off. It was in an odd location right above the glove box. It was not covered under warranty and would have cost $50 to fix so we decided to live with just the one in the middle.

Factory tape player went out at 75,000 miles.

Car door handles on the outside are vertical rather then horrizontal like most cars. They are very flimsy and the passenger side broke off at 100,000 miles.

Power window switches were located in the middle of the car by the cigarette tray not on the door like most cars. Again, very cheap peices and they broke off so we couldn't roll down the driver side window at 100,000 miles.

Transmission went out at 100,000 miles $2000 for new one.

Radiator went out at 125,000 miles $300 for new one.

Fuel pump went out at 135,000 miles cost $200.

Motor had to be rebuilt at 150,000 miles cost $1200.

Turning signal stick broke in half through normal use. We couldn't use cruise control or the wipers until we got it fixed. Another flimsy peice $100.

Battery went out at 100,000 miles $50.

Air conditioning went out 150,000 miles.

Starter went out 125,000 miles $75.

S-Belt went out twice at 100,000 miles and again at 175,000 miles $60.

Water pump went out at 175,000 miles.

Second transmission went out at 175,000 miles and we finally scrapped the hunk of junk.

General Comments:

All told we put over $3000 worth of parts and labor into this thing to get it to 175,000 miles. That is not including the regular oil changes, alignments, and tune ups. We babied this car as much as possible and it constantly broke down. It was totally unreliable and not worth what we paid for it. There were so many cheap plastic peices that broke off from normal use it was ridiculous. By the time we had it paid off we could only sell it for $1000 and my mechanic said it wasn't worth the money to put a new transmission into it, we were better off getting a nice used car for that amount so that's what we did.

The only good things I have to say about this car is that it's attractive and fast. If you're considering buying a Beretta PLEASE think again when you read this review you would be better off looking for something that is reliable as well as stylish like a Honda Accord, that's what I have now and from everything I have read this thing will last until 300,000 miles without having to replace the motor and tranny multiple times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st January, 2005

3rd Jan 2005, 05:05

There are PLENTY of American brand cars out there that will easily get you to 300,000 miles without a host of problems. Does not HAVE to be a Honda or a Toyota. And, if I'm not mistaking, isn't the wiper switch in the Beretta and Corsica to the right of the instrument cluster, and not on the turn signal stalk? Hmmm...