1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport 2.8 V6 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles

Summary:

Great first car and I will miss it dearly

Faults:

The engine burned oil on start up. It would stop burning oil after it ran for a few seconds.

A/C did not work. No big deal.

Needed new front brakes. Cost for pads and rotors, $73.00.

Tape player in stereo was not working. Replaced with Pioneer CD player, cost, $189.00.

Transmission was slipping in overdrive. Never got the chance to fix it.

Seat belts did not function as they should have. Found this when I wrecked my car.

General Comments:

This was my first car, bought it for $385.00 at an auction.

Drove it home at night and thank goodness it had great headlights.

Noticed weird vibration when I would get on the brakes, thought it was a warped rotor till I took the left front wheel off and noticed the caliper was being held by the bottom bolt only, thankfully it never locked up on me during one of my many high speed runs (120 MPH or so).

I loved the look of the car, kinda sporty, with it's rally wheels and just before I wrecked it, white letter BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires.

Handled very nice, with a ride that wasn't too soft, the shocks were still in good shape, and so body motion was kept under control.

The interior was great, worn of course, but still comfortable when I would go on drives of 3 hours or more everyday.

The engine freaked me out, ran fairly well, and still got 27 plus miles per gallon in spite of a lot of sludge in the oil and the car burning oil on start up. And it sounds great too, nice burble at idle and it continued to a growl at full throttle.

The paint wasn't too bad, the clear coat was peeling, but the paint was still there and there was no rust, and the body was as straight as an arrow, till I wrecked it of course.

Not a fast car by any stretch, and the transmission made that worse in the end with it slipping, mostly in overdrive, but I had many plans for the car such as an engine swap and a few other things, and when I wrecked it, it bothered me, and I will say that I would buy another in a heartbeat.

One last thing, the 17 year old paper speakers could still belt out great sound with the Pioneer stereo I put in it, though I was going to replace them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2005

5th Jan 2005, 22:02

I wrecked my '89 Celeb wagon last year (2004) with 60,000 miles on swapped motor, and it lives on.. my friend actually rebuilt it (barely can tell there was damage) and its doing great now with 165,000. I hit a concrete barrier in this car, sold it for $350.. and its still roadworthy. If you find another one, Buy It.. they don't make em like this anymore..

1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Station Wagon 2.8 Multi-Port FI V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 Multi-Port FI V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles

Summary:

A quick, comfortable, stylish wagon

General Comments:

When I first bought the car I needed all new brakes, new exhaust and CV joint, all pretty standard stuff. Recently I replaced the radiator and heater hoses, alternator, heater fan, radiator fan and a/c pressure switches.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2004

1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport 2.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 miles
Most recent distance208000 miles
Previous carSubaru GL

Summary:

A high performance made to last forever vehicle

Faults:

I bought the SW for $100 bucks 12,000 miles ago.

The SW had 198,000 miles on it at time of purchase. Bought it off of the 3rd owner. He is a mechanic by trade, he rebuilt the engine at 180,000.

Right off this awesome wagon needed complete exhaust system, from the Header pipe to the Cat converter on back to the muffler. Saved $100 bucks by buying the parts from a parts dealer.

Fuel line partial replacement.

Power steering fluid line replaced.

Front brakes and calipers.

Rear brakes.

General Comments:

The power of the V6,2.8L engine is a joy. Love the hot noise of this engine. Runs strong, comfortable, a real pleasure to drive.

The cabin is immaculate and the seats are comfortable.

The doors are developing some serious rust at the bottom. However I plan to do whatever it takes to keep this beauty looking and running good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2003

27th Nov 2003, 12:53

Your car rox my socks!!! I am also a fan of the CELEBRITY power.

28th Nov 2003, 17:06

Know that the car your driving is safe in an accident too. I wrecked my '89 Celeb Wagon headon into a concrete barrier at 50 mph 1 year ago. I DROVE (not walked) away unharmed. I barely felt the impact. The car still drove straight with no frame damage and the 2.8 Multiport engine stayed strong with not a single leak or drop of fluid. The car continues to be a great performer today; I sold it to my neighbor who repaired the body damage himself and uses it for his painting business. Best car I ever had...

12th Jun 2005, 15:42

I had a 1987 Eurosport with the 2.8 V6. Paid 200$ for it and sold it 300$ 2 years later. Two winters with almost no trouble. The door lock was hard sometimes at winter and I had to repaint the bottom because of the rust. Water was passing thru the roof, but I was still the winner at every green light.

Miss the sound of the engine. Should have taped it.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 20 reviews