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.
Had good acceleration, considering just
4 cyl/120 HP. Handling was
Driver's seat INCREDIBLY UNCOMFORTABLE
over long distances. Poor fitment of
parts in interior. Engine unreliable.
4 cyl had economy of 6 cyl (Impala's