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1990 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport 3.1 FI from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 FI Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A Sports Car in an Old Wagon's Body

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

1990 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon 3.1 Multi-Port from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 Multi-Port Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

A reliable, hard-working car!

Faults:

Alternator has gone out twice.

Rear wiper has never been operational, but can be fixed.

Small, plastic items in the interior have not stood the test of time.

General Comments:

This car has been exceptionally reliable. It starts up well in all temperatures. The car is very roomy on the inside. It has a nice dashboard win a useful set of warning lights. It has plenty of cargo space, and the seats can be easily folded down to make room for remarkably large items. It came with a very nice sound system. It has an incredibly peppy engine for the size and type of car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2002

1990 Chevrolet Celebrity Base 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired153 miles
Most recent distance143260 miles

Summary:

A great American auto

Faults:

I have had no major problems with this car aside from the alternator, which went at 125,000 miles.

The transmission shifts rough occasionally.

General Comments:

The car is great.

It's quick, roomy, with a great power-train.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews