1990 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon 3.1 from North America
An American car with Japanese reliability
Water pump, serpentine belt, belt tensioner all blew at 150k miles. Easy DIY project, cheap fix.
Replaced three coil packs since acquiring car.
Broken engine-mount 140k miles.
Driver door handle/power locks completely failed at 180000 miles.
Various electrical problems... e.g. power windows.
Awesome. I had this car for years and it obviously incurred some mechanical breakdown, but nothing major. I had the 3.1 liter Eurosport and the acceleration and handling were exceptional for a car of this age. It was hard to believe this was a six cylinder engine given the amount of cargo I've hauled at one time. This car has been sold to a friend and it still starts without hesitation and serves well as a cargo/business vehicle. Cabin leaves a bit to be desired, but really... what can you expect for a car that's 16 years old? Awesome value, fantastic performance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th August, 2006