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1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance298000 kilometres

Summary:

A true surprise. A real performer

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong with this car. I was a Ford man myself until I met my wife who owned this wagon with 223,000km on it. I thought for sure it was going to pack it in in a few years; Boy, was I wrong.

Parts are generally cheap and can be done by non-dealership mechanics.

Major things that I've replaced over the years include: alternators, water pumps, computer chip and a head gasket leak - the gasket was the biggest repair at 271,000 km. The GM paint job is a maroon 'sandpaper' finish.

The driver's door has fallen off and a few buttons are starting to fall apart. The left signal arm must be turned off manually. The turn signals blink about once every 4 seconds! But the radio still works!!

Other than that, the usual wear and tear: tires, brakes, belts, fuses, etc.

General Comments:

This car is fast, even for its age. Our teenage daughter, unbeknownst to us, 'dragged' this car with her dingbat boyfriend at local intersections after she acquired her driver's license.

Now our 21-year old son drives it locally only. Not suitable for highway driving anymore.

If only they built Chevy's like this nowadays! I don't care about the styling, actually. I would buy another one like this in a heartbeat!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

1989 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Very reliable, good performance, comparable to Japanese for dependability

Faults:

Nothing mechanical. In over 2 yrs, only replaced belt and brakes. Seat belts don't retract, temp gauge not working.

General Comments:

This is a very reliable car.

It does get a bit shakey when going past 70.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th August, 2006

1989 Chevrolet Celebrity 4dr sedan 2.8 V6 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93500 miles
Most recent distance99500 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

I wish todays cars were as reliable as this one. Very dependable as most 80's Chevys are

Faults:

It was wrecked and salvaged, whoever fixed it did a worthless job, I had to put it in shop before I could drive it to replace the front drivers side spindle and have it aligned.

Then it wouldn't start, so I towed it to another shop just to find out it was spark plugs, so I did a full tune up on it.

Had a bubble form in a tire, so I replaced all 4 tires.

Started overheating, replaced thermostat, flushed radiator, replaced temp sensor, fan motor, then finally just wired up a toggle switch directly to fan.

Trunk lid rusting out, leaks, I covered it with duct tape (well it works...)

General Comments:

Very very good car, runs and drives great, goes over 450 miles on a tank of gas on the highway.

It's comfy and very fast.

The A.C. doesn't work, but hey it's pretty old...

Once I got the proper maintenance done, that had been neglected, not one problem.

Probably won't ever get rid of it, it will always be there to back me up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2006

4th Aug 2012, 22:36

See if you have freon in your A/C.. if so, don't bother, if not, try a 134A retrofit.

1989 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.8 multi port F1 2.8 from Iraq

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 kilometres
Most recent distance102000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Fastest car with a very nice look

Faults:

The fuel pump is bad and the dashboard is begin to broken.

The radio is not good.

Seats wear badly from early time.

General Comments:

It is very fast car with very nice look.

With high performance and high reliability.

It's air condition is very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2006

21st Sep 2011, 16:51

I agree, for some reason the old Chevys had the best AC ever?? I remember my parents had a Celebrity, and it blew ICE COLD; never have I seen another car to this date with better AC. Why is that?

22nd Sep 2011, 17:30

Most of the reason is that R-112 Freon has a tendency to be a colder freon than R-134a, which has been used in all cars from 1995 and beyond.

1989 Chevrolet Celebrity cl 2.8V6 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carSaturn LS

Summary:

Chevrolet dependability at the right price!

Faults:

I purchased the vehicle from an individual for 250.00. Being 18 years old, the seats are worn, the back seat is tearing away from its mounts, but all of those things are typical for a vehicle 18 years old. Personally, I've not had any trouble with it.

General Comments:

It looks like a box.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 25 reviews