This car came with my wife. She loved it and
I hated this car with every fiber of my being.
It was uncomfortable, it couldn't get out of it's
own way, and felt like it would tip over at
every corner. The good thing is that there
weren't any options to break. It was pretty
reliable, except for the yearly recharge of the
freon, the replacement of the master
cylinder, and the alternator. For a GM
vehicle with almost 80k mi, I would say that
that wasn't bad. It still looked pretty good
when we sold it, but my father in law and I
are very good about keeping our cars up. I
wasn't surprised that the dealerships really
didn't want it as a trade in.
well, I guess the paint, because it didn't flake
off or fade and it got pretty good gas
mileage, but that's about it.
better shocks, tires, brakes, transmission,
engine, seats and any anti sway bars, ...but
not much else
My car (1992 Z24)has 220000K on it and
the engine does not miss a beat. I
have recently ran into troubles with
the water pump and belt tensioner
(while on vacation) but I feel
confident saying that the motor will
last forever. I really like the look
and feel of this car and enjoy leaving
my friends behind on the highway (In
their 2000-2003 caviliers and sunfires)
Ground Effects, Handling, Lots of
power for passing on the highway
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 have owned 3 Cavaliers and my wife
has owned 2. The 92 that I'm currently
driving has been extremely reliable. I
needed a 2nd car and this one has been
great. My est. repair costs might have
been around $500 or less in the last 3
years. I drove the car to school in
Florida and got over 34 mpg with 2
other guys and luggage in the vehicle.
The car currently has 121K and still
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