1995 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1 liter from North America


One of the best cars I've ever owned!


Fuel pump replaced at about 116,000.

EG valve replaced about the same time.

Intake manifold blown at 117,000.

General Comments:

Car is sickly fast and handles like a dream.

Cabin is still quiet after all the wear and tear of miles.

Cabin is very well suited to contain the sound of a stereo system.

Although there may be some minor design faults, the car is overall a wonderful vehicle and I would not want to get rid of it unless I absolutly had to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

1995 Chevrolet Beretta from North America


A total waste of money, unreliable


The transmission went out first Just after the warranty ran out at 75,000 miles. Lucky us!

Motor went out at 110,000 miles.

Battery needed replaced (can't remember when)

Radiator replaced at about 100,000 miles.

Electric window switch was flimsy and broke. So we couldn't roll down the drivers side window.

Cup holder that sticks out broke off, very flimsy.

Passenger side door handle broke off in the winter. It was frozen, but I still think it was flimsy. They put them in a very odd place with little reinforcement.

The tape player that came with it went out at about 100,000 miles.

Fuel pump went out at about 125,000 miles.

Starter went out twice.

Finally the s belt went out, the water pump was leaking, and the transmission was going out AGAIN, reverse was all, but gone at 140,000 miles. We finally cut our losses and sold the piece of junk.

All in all it was a total lemon, unreliable with flimsy parts that were constantly breaking off. By the time we were done paying it off it the transmission was going out for the second time. With all the money we put into the thing it wasn't worth it.

By the way my husband always changed the oil, replaced spark plugs etc.

General Comments:

The only positive thing I can say about it is that it looks pretty and drives fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th June, 2004

16th Jul 2004, 14:26

The Berreta is a very low priced car. The fact your problems didn't start until 75,000 miles speaks very well for Chevrolet. I owned a Camry that blew a head gasket at 40,000 miles and needed the trans-axle replaced at 52,000 mile. COunt yourself lucky!

14th Feb 2005, 16:04

Everyone should understand that she is saying miles, so when she says 100 000 miles, think 160 000 Km, which really is quite a bit. Also, Standard transmission usually fail faster than automatic, due to some people not being the greatest driver (not saying you are bad, just making a statement), but I also don't know if this car was a standard.

11th Feb 2007, 08:26

Berettas are good cars. Batteries have NOTHING to do with a vehicle and it's a piddle to replace.

15th Apr 2008, 23:21

I'm not casting aspersions here, but you find a lot of people who complain about their car falling apart around 100k miles, don't do maintenance other than oil changes, or do maintenance way past the mileage they're supposed to.

I think that's why GM is putting 100k spark plugs, 150k transmission fluid, and 100k coolant in their cars. Because people just don't service them.

1995 Chevrolet Beretta Base 2.2 from North America


Reliable, quick, cheap to maintain


Nothing major has gone wrong with the car, the guy I bought it from had replaced the head-gasket before he sold it to me, my water pump also went out, but that was only because I didn't check my oil for like a month. But I really have had no problems what so ever besides that.

General Comments:

This car handles good, and it gets really good gas mileage, Its very reliable and it always gets you where you want to go. The motor tends to be noisy at times, but when you put some oil or fuel treatment in your motor it runs much quieter. The interior is quit comfortable in the front and the back, but when you got more that 3 people in the car it gets to be a crowd.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2004