1990 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport 3.1 FI from North America
A Sports Car in an Old Wagon's Body
Replaced alternator in '02.
Right front window stopped working for a month (faulty wiring?)
Tape deck motor blew in '03.
Front Right CV Joint replaced in '03.
Fuel Pump replaced '03.
Needs new exhaust system.
Needs new heater core.
Gas gage no longer accurate.
This car is unbelievably quick--it accelerates faster than any car I've driven, though I haven't driven any European millionaire's sports cars. It accelerates fast and has saved my life twice by shooting forward away from oncoming cars. It's fun to watch the looks on people's faces when the old geezer wagon they just cut off blows by them.
Handles insanely--it actually has such sensitive steering that you can't look away from the road or you won't stay on it. I have never been able to make it slip or fishtail... and I've tried a few times.
This car can carry enormous amounts of cargo. I moved from an apartment to my house in this car, using another vehicle only for couches and the mattress. I made trips, and the fold-down seats accommodates china cabinets and televisions, stereo systems and mattress bases. It can hold eight people when the seats are up, but I installed a dog guard for my three large breed dogs who all fit with no problem in the back.
I have gone offroading in this car. I drove from Kannapolis, NC to Charlotte, NC (about 35 miles) at night in a full blizzard in 1 1/2 feet of snow. There were Grand Cherokees getting stuck, along with regular Wranglers and assorted other SUVs. This car just plowed right on through it, even when I had to drive through the emergency units lane with unbroken snow! I was one of four people out of about twenty who made it to work that night, and the rest were only driving from other parts of Charlotte. It did not slip or hesitate even once. This wagon handles very well on all terrain. It is a trooper.
The last thing I'd like to mention is that the car has tons of extras. It has cruise control, power windows, power steering and door locks, a rear wiper blade, a slammin' speaker system, and more. I purchased this car, which has everything that a new modern car has, for $500.00.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th July, 2004
10th Dec 2009, 16:58
I had an '89 Celebrity wagon, but I wrecked it and now I want another one! You're making me jealous. The car I owned indeed could do everything you just described and more! Only problem I had on mine was the rear brakes locking the back wheels, which ultimately caused a wreck in our wonderful Seattle rain. This was my fault for not fixing the problem, I have every reason to think the car would still be around had I not wrecked it! Oh, and by the way, it was wonderful in the accident, hit a concrete embankment on the freeway and DROVE it (not walked) away unscathed. Very safe and reliable car.