by jkp1187 on Jul 11, 2003 Vehicle: 1994 Chevrolet Beretta 2dr Coupe
Bought this car when my trusty old 1988
Chevy Celebrity was put out to
pasture. The Beretta was nothing but a
headache. Poor design of steering
column; the turn signal lever snapped
in 1/2 after 6 months. Cost $200 to
repair (!). Transmission went out --
twice. Head gasket started leaking.
Alternator went out -- twice. Brakes
were constantly going. Money and
prayer kept it going to 167,000, when I
got new Impala (which I have been very
happy with). Almost didn't buy GM
again b/c of this car, though....took a
good deal on the Impala just to get me
to look at it.
GT and GTZ are dropped in favor of Z26 model, which offers a standard 170-horsepower Quad 4 engine. Base models get 10 more horsepower, and the 3.1-liter V6 makes an additional 20 horsepower, up to 160. Automatic transmission is unavailable with Quad 4; manual transmission is unavailable with V6. Door-mounted seat belts are added. Automatic door locks secure doors once Beretta is underway, and unlock when car is stopped. Disable this feature by yanking a fuse. Interior lights shut off after 10 minutes to save battery. Warning chime reminds driver that turn signal has been left on.