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Chevrolet Beretta


1995 Chevrolet Beretta

1995 Chevrolet Beretta Z26
Daytime running lights, long-life automatic transmission fluid,
and platinum-tipped spark plugs
were new to the 1995 Beretta.

The 1995 Chevrolet Beretta front-drive sports coupe saw very few changes for the model year, though Special Value editions were added to the line in an effort to boost sagging sales. These Special Value models had been offered only in California for 1994, but their success prompted a nationwide campaign for 1995. Special Value packages were available on both the base model and the sporty Z26, offering popular options at a bargain price. However, if the buyer wanted additional features not found in the packages, they had to build their car off of the standard models -- and forgo the savings.

Base and Z26 Berettas returned, with three Special Value editions of the base model and one on the Z26. Base cars came standard with a 120-horsepower 2.2-liter four, offering a 160-horsepower 3.1-liter V-6 as an option. The Sporty Z26 now came standard with the V-6 engine, as it dropped the 2.3-liter Quad 4 from its roster. The 2.2-liter four could be mated to either a five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic, but the V-6 came only with a four-speed automatic -- meaning the sporty Z26 wasn't as sporty as it used to be.

Bucking industry trends, the Beretta still had only a driver-side air bag, while virtually every competitor had dual air bags. However, a base Beretta with the top Special Value package offered a V-6 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, and a host of convenience features for just $13,999, including the destination charge.

1995 Chevrolet Beretta base model
The 1995 Beretta wasn't as refined as some imported rivals, but
those cars could not match Beretta's overall value.

1995 Chevrolet Beretta Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

Beretta

2,756-2,990

$12,995-$16,295

71,762

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