1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Sedan 4 door 2.5 gas from North America
GM should pay for my repairs if I get it done
The rack and pinion went leaky.
The rear driver's side wheel broke loose from the frame, just like the last Celebrity I had; now I need it welded, it should not have rotted there. The passenger side is OK, just like the last one.. What a defect; this should have been a recall.
Long running motor, the 2.5 Iron Duke. The last one I had, had 253.000 miles. It still ran fine, but the frame rotted, just like the last one; same place..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th October, 2011
You should contact GM about paying for the repairs on your 25 year old Chevy.
Let us know how that works out.
A 25-year-old car might be forgiven for having a few issues. Our 56-year-old GM has had a few repairs, but we're not complaining. At this point I think we've been out a whopping $800 or so on it since it was new. Yep. It's nickle and diming us to death! We may have to trade it in the next 30 or 40 years if that keeps up!
I have a 70 Chevelle SS396, worth 40k. GM owes me zero.
I've own two Chevy Celebrities. The rust problem you describe is common, which is why I make the effort to rust proof mine. For some reason, the driver's side trapped debris like road salt better than the passenger side, which is why that side rots out faster.
The rack and pinions did give trouble, but it's nothing a little bottle of Lucas can't fix.
Overall, the A-Body car line will always be my favorite car. They are durable, good-looking, easy to see out of, easy to get parts, easy and cheap to repair, and get great gas mileage. I still see lots of them on the road.
My 1985 Celebrity and my 1987 did the same way frame rot. This should have been a recall for sure, and the Olds Cierras do it too.. I was told it cost around 300 to 500 to fix my 87. It runs great, just like the 85 with 258.000 on it.
My 87 Celebrity did the same rot on the driver's rear. I'm looking for a way to fix it, like a new frame section?
Let's be realistic. What company would stand behind a 25-year-old car? Certainly no Japanese company. What next? Should I complain that GM should fix the noisy rear-end in my 57-year-old Pontiac?
Look into a place called Fabweld. They fix them all the time. Costs around 300 to 600 hundred. That's in Rochester NY.