1990 Chevrolet Sprint 2 door 1.0 3 cylinder from North America




I bought the car from a dealer for 1500 cdn dollars.

At 190,000 km the alternator went.

At 196,000 km the timing belt went.

Had to get it e tested and safetied, at 210,000 km needed a catalytic converter, two new tires.

In cold weather the alternator belt squeals until the car is warmed up.

Passenger side seatbelt latch broke at 224,000.

General Comments:

At a cost of 1500 for the car, and about 1500 worth of repairs I wish I never bought it, but for a car that has 225,000 km on it it is doing better than most.

I haven't had any problems with it since, and the gas mileage is amazing! 20 dollars fills it up and it lasts over a week, and I do a lot of driving.

All in all for a cheap car it works, semi reliable and still looks good, runs well in the rain.

Winds are a problem, as the car is so small and light.

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

Review Date: 25th November, 2003

7th Apr 2009, 01:04

Haha. That's really funny.

All the problems you listed, I have problems with.

I just replaced the timing belt and the alternator. And it still squeaks when the weather begins to get warm.

And I just went to Pick-a-Part and got a new passenger seat belt to get the old one replaced, because it broke.

However, I love driving it. It's good on gas as you say. And it's easy to drive. Also, most things that need replacing are fairly cheap.

1990 Chevrolet Sprint from North America


It's a cheap car to maintain


The acceleration in the Sprint is slow.

The front seats rip badly.

The locks on the hatchback seize up and don't work.

General Comments:

It goes quick for a small car.

Great first car for a teenager. It's cheap to fill up with gas and does not use much gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2001

1990 Chevrolet Sprint 4 door hatchback 1.0 litre from North America


Great car for pizza delivery


First the brakes went, no big deal.

Than the distrubutor went, also no big deal.

Then the tie rod went, big deal, it cost me an arm but not a leg.

Now the engine is running on 2 cylinders, but that's OK because I found a nice Suzuki Swift engine for it.

General Comments:

The acceleration of the automatic is pathetic.

The standard will lay rubber in third gear.

The handling of the 4 door is much better than the 2 door.

The speedo only goes to 140 km, it should go at least to 160.

The Sprint has cheap parts that are easy to find and install, or replace.

The Sprint is a good car for commuting, but never try driving up a hill with 4 adults in it.

My Sprint has been driven hard and if driven normally it will last forever.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2001

29th Jan 2007, 09:09

Hehe I know the feeling of driving up a hill in one of those with 4 ppl.. its bad when 2 of them decide to get out and out run my car lol.

1990 Chevrolet Sprint 1.0 from North America


The best kept secret in automobiles


Front brakes wear quickly, rear bearings seem to be a problem.

General Comments:

The car is reliable, cheap to operate,

I drive 50,000k's per year with it and it does not let me down at all. Winter, snow and ice, storms, and summer heat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2001