great running car but after 200,000
miles the wear is starting to show.
best part is im a mechanic backyard
mainly but enough to fix all the major
problems that have occured on the
vehicle itself. the engine and
transmission have been fully rehauled
so the motor does not have but 60,000
on it ive replace all the interior,
seats, dash and some other misilanous
parts in fact an entire page worth
limiting the problems for the next
buyer the reason for selling is the
fact that i have a better car to drive
but this is a great start for any new
driver that is still learning real easy
to drive and very dependable
Vehicle has been dependable and
reliable. I have done my own
maintenance since new. I use synthetic
oil, and have had no engine problems.
Torque converter solinoid went bad,
ssems to be common, but curable. Have
replaced a some injectors. Overall
value has been great. I would buy
another if they still sold them. I
have 175k miles on this one, and still
going strong. 25mpg hwy, 21 city.
Anyone that can't keep a car running
this long or longer, doesn't know how
to maintain a car.
I now curently have 247500 miles on my
beretta. i have had to replace the fuel
pump at 240000 and it has had an oil
leak since 1996, but it hasn't gotten
any worse. so i just keep adding fluids
and it keeps going. the body is tough
too. i go hit from behind at 30 miles
per hour and all i got was a crack in
my bumper and the other car was a honda
accord and it was crumpled in the front.
Although the styling is real nice,
there have been too many
reliability problems with the on board
computer system for a recommendation.
I experienced problems with stalling
and shutting off after extended
highway driving. This does not
represent too much of a problem if you
are in town with plenty of
opportunities to get a quick tow.
However, if you are not armed with a
cellphone and are in the middle of
nowhere, as was my experience, this
little auto will leave you high and
dry if it decides to act up. The
exterior bits are also inferior. The
side molding comes off after a few
years and the rubber handle to the
turn signal tends to slide off.