1988 Chevrolet Spectrum Reviews

1988 Chevrolet Spectrum CL 1.5 litre from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired215000 kilometres
Most recent distance304000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Spectrum

Summary:

A little small if you're a bigger guy like me, but a great little go cart for skooting and parking

Faults:

Replaced struts.

Replaced alternator.

Replaced exhaust and muffler.

Replaced CV joint.

General Comments:

Thrifty on gas, 12-14k per litre.

A little sluggish on hills, but 300K on a 1.5 litre engine!

I took it to Puerto Vallarta from Vancouver, Canada and back with no problems, 10,000 km - pretty good.

It's like the energizer battery, keeps going and going.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2007

1988 Chevrolet Spectrum 1.5 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

A small, convenient car

Faults:

New brake calipers were needed when I got the car.

Muffler was rusted out and had to be completely replaced when I got the car.

Radiator was broke, fixed at 133,000 miles.

Driver's side door lock broke.

Hatchback lock broke.

General Comments:

I got this car free as my first car. It took about $500 worth of work to get it completely fixed.

It idles rough and has a hard time starting up in cold weather.

It gets great gas mileage and $10 fills the tank.

It makes a good first or temporary car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2001

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews