1989 Chevrolet Celebrity LS 2.8 V6 from North America
Like a rock!
Thermostat was stuck closed.
I bought this car for $400, I needed a car and it was cheap.
Now I admit I always thought of the Celebrity as an ugly cheaply made car. After owning one, I can say they are a reliable, cheap to repair, well made car.
It had a 2.8 V6, and a 4 speed automatic. It was good on gas, and had a lot of power as well. The trans shifted well, and the motor ran smooth.
The only downside was it had an oil leak, and the thermostat was stuck closed. Other than that, no other work other than oil and such was done to it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th January, 2011
18th Jan 2011, 02:05
These are great cars. They get excellent fuel mileage, and it still feels like you are driving a big car. They last forever with little maintenance too.
I'm actually still alive today because of a Chevy Celebrity. It saved my life when I was in an accident in 2000.
I got t-boned on the driver's side by a Subaru Impreza doing over 50k. None of my passengers or myself were hurt fortunately. Driver of the Subaru had minor injury only.
The Subaru was a total writeoff, with engine parts strewn all over the road.
The Celebrity was barely damaged, the rear door was slightly bent and did not open anymore, and a dent in the rocker panel. We drove it away from the scene of the accident, and just kept driving it, it was fine.
This is a very solid, safe car, very well designed.
24th Nov 2011, 16:13
I've never been in an accident with either of my Celebrity cars, and hope I never do, but it's nice to know that it can take a hard hit like that and keep on truck'n. This just reaffirms my faith and addiction to Chevy Celebrity.
Since my review of the 89 Celeb I recently bought for my daughter:
My wife now wants one for herself, and the youngest of my two boys also wants one. Looks like by summer time we'll have at least 4 Chevy Celebs sitting out front.
26th Nov 2011, 13:31
To 16:13: I love it!! My brother's best car was a Chevy Celebrity, and when one of my friends bought a late-model Camry, only to have it totally disintegrate in 6 months, he replaced it with a battered old celebrity that he bought for only $250. He drove it for another decade with no problems. These cars are great cars. Contrary to myth, GM has always built some really great cars. I drive one now that just passed 100,000 miles without a single repair, not even a brake job.