Great in the snow! But its had it's problems
March 2, 2010
I inherited a 95 Z-26 in 2004 with only 33,000 miles. It had the valve gaskets replaced prior to that. In 2005, I had to have the valve gaskets replaced again. Somehow, transmission fluid was mixing with the coolent. A few months after that, the alternator had to be replaced 2 times. In 2006, the engine would sometimes die when the car was running but stopped, like at a traffic light. The alternator needle would bury itself or flop back and forth, then the engine would die, if I didn't put the car in neutral and gun the engine. This was somewhat remedied by a mechanic replacing the alternator flywheel with a larger sized one. It still acts up occasionally. In 2007, the rear defogger stopped working. Though it was repaired 3 times, it remains inoperable. I have a forced air heater sitting on the rear window deck that I can hook up to my cigarette lighter when needed. It's better than nothing but the electric window defogger was best, when it worked. The best attribute about my Berretta is it's reliability in the snow. Though I've had other cars with front wheel drive, none has been as reliable as my Beretta in the snow. Our area has had several snowstorms this winter. One storm was over 17". The Beretta plowed right through it!