1996 Chevrolet Beretta Base 3.1 SFI V6 from North America
Nice little economy car
Fuel Line broke at 120000mi
Rotors Replaced at 118000mi
The Plastic on the back was broken when I bought the car.
Trunk lock replaced at 120000mi
Sway Bar broken at 121000mi
Wheel alignment/routine maintenance
Struts need to be replaced
Driver seat torn.
This is my first car and I love it to death. The V6 provides decent power (not exactly a hot rod) but is good enough for passing/merging. I've beat this car pretty bad and it still runs like a gem. The motor has quite a bit of life left in it. The transmission is a little beat up (neutral dropping the car doesn't help that though) I think with a fluid change and some various transmission chemicals it will last until I get another car. The car was wrecked on the passenger side and totaled, but the car still runs great. The strut was bent, and It needed a new control arm to move again, only about $200 in repairs. Through the abuse and torment I've caused this car I still get 25MPG City and about 32MPG Highway, great fuel economy. I recommend this car to any first driver or someone looking for a little economy car. They are great values and very underrated.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th July, 2006