1989 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8L V6 from North America
Reliable nice ride
Mechanically nothing has gone wrong since I bought the car. The body is a bit worn, someone used like a Brillo pad on the body to clean it, so the paint has scratched swirls on it, and the front bumper seems to have encountered a low speed run in with something. But there's no major dents or dings, and no rust.
This is my second Chevy Celebrity; my first was an 89 Eurosport that I had bought/financed back in 93, which was a great car and so very reliable. Now my daughter is working, so I needed something reliable that she could drive to and fro. So I looked for a Celebrity.
Finally found one for $1000. It looked good enough, and it ran like a champ, so I had no quarrel with the price, and paid it in full. The interior is still in immaculate condition, but the body not so immaculate, as noted in the things gone wrong paragraph. The best part of getting this one, was that it had just barely over 100k mileage, documented/CarFax miles no less. I was shocked at the miles, just the icing on the cake if you ask me.
It still runs like a champ, rides like a champ, and still looks good enough too. Maybe a little sand paper and a clear coat refresh, and this thing will look new again.
If you're looking for a good reliable car, the Celebrity is rock solid. Maybe not the coolest looking car, but clean lines and design give it a nice look. In fact, I think I'll start looking to get me another Eurosport version, or if possible, find the Eurosport VR model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2011
The Buick Century is just a bit more common, and as all these cars are getting rare nowadays, one might be well advised to include the Buick in one's search for a reliable car.
I agree, and add that the Cutlass Ciera and Pontiac 6000 should be noted as well, since they are the same platform as the Buick Century and Chevy Celebrity. What's even more hard to find are the 2 door coupes of these cars. I am finding that as of Nov 2011, that there are quite a few Centurys and Cieras on craigslist, but very very few Celebritys or 6000s. The Celebrity Eurosport is even harder to find at this time.