I purchased this car not only for my
commute to school but also I thought it
would be a nice car to tune up. In the
commuting respect it has fulfilled its
duty.In regards to its performance, I'm
disappointed. I understand it's not a
Porsche but I was expecting it to be
quicker than it is. It feels sluggish
and I constantly have the feeling that
something is holding it back. Even
after installing a few performance
parts (K&N air filter, etc) it still
feels underpowered. If you are looking
for a car to tune, don't buy this! If
you want a generic, low fun factor
commuting car, this is the one for you.
I like the steering wheel...its the
only faintly stylish thing in the car.
More power, lower ground clearance,
less plastic (in and out).
I bought this little car knowing they
are very reliable & cheap to fix(price
was cheap).Passed mech.fit. w/ flying
colors(purchased as is).3000+KM in
first month of ownership,some of it
hard driving.This little kicker never
quit.Runs good,could use some bodywork
(long hard winters).In my opinion a
good little kicker.Wife is happy too.
This is the third Cavalier in the family and all have been reliable, even into their older age. It sure isn't fancy -- lots of cheap plastic -- but it's kept on running w/ basic maintenance for 10 years and 100K miles.