by joe billyhill on Jun 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe
In 1998 I saw a used 1992 Z24 for $10K w/15K miles on it. I figured it would be a deal. I got it at a dealership and an extended warranty with it. The problems started immediately with the heater core going out. When changing the oil antifreeze was present so they changed the head gasket, That didn't work so they replaced the water pump. It started blowing water through the head gasket so they took it apart, told me they determined the head was warped and placed the blame on me. I called the service manager on the carpet for than but got nowhere. The 3.1 V6 is notoriously a pig and underpowered as well as having coolant problems. 3rd gear went out in the auto trans. What a jalopy.
by Malisha on Aug 5, 2006 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier VL 4dr Sedan
Car was bought with 158,000 by my dad, for my first car! Car got me where ever I needed to go, when ever I needed to go. Never hesitated to start, even in the winter. Heater stinks though. On high, warm air drifted out of the car. I had to let it warm up in the winter for about 30 minutes. Car was extremely rusted, but never failed to get me where I wanted. I now own a '96 Neon, and I was more impressed with my Cavalier. It was faster, and ten times more reliable.
by Z24 on Nov 29, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe
This 1992 Cavalier Z24, has been a very fast, fun, and comfortable vehicle to have. I have had it since I was 16, and am now 21. I bought it from my dad, on my 16th Birthday. Took it out, and wrecked it, then he repaired it for me. Ever since then, I have never had any other type of accident with this car. It has always started the whole 5 years I have had it. My friends at school, always wanted to ride in it, because it looked to cool. It's been a great car.
by GM Girl on Jun 30, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 4dr Sedan
I've had this car since we bought it
new. She doesn't owe us a nickel!
With 188K miles on it, my husband
still takes her out on roadtrips over
400 miles one way. He travelled from
Philly to Cle on a single tank of
gas. He has driven this car very hard
over the years and she still just zips
right along. Now that he has a new
truck, I'm left choosing between the 96
Saturn with 120K miles or or my old
faithful girl. Guess which one I'd
choose?? But with my luck, the day I
sell the Saturn and all its troubles,
my cav will give up the ghost! This is
our 2nd Cav, and I'd buy another if I
didn't have 2 growing kids.
ABS is standard, and base engines are bumped 15 horsepower to 110. RS and Z24 convertibles are back after two-year hiatus. Automatic door locks are added. VL and RS models get new wheelcovers. Z24 trades performance tires for touring.