by joe billyhill on Jun 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier
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 Z24 on Nov 29, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier
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 gmman on Jun 11, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier
I've had this car for 6 years. Of the
15 cars I've owned over 20 years, this
has been the most reliable, best
investment I ever made. I was
skeptical at first, but it has proven
itself. I bought it with 113K miles
and it now has 186K miles. I've had
very few, minor problems with it and
until this week, the A/C froze me out
on the hottest Florida days. Believe
the compressor is still good;
hopefully just a leak.
by monza305 on Nov 2, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier
I've had this car for seven years, this
should be the last winter before I get
a new car this spring. Looking back I
think I'll probably miss it. It has
decent power, especially with the
manual trans. It can be fun to drive
too. But I've had problems too. The
motor started knocking at 100,000. (I
know it's not an uncommon problem for
all GM 3.1 in the first couple years.)
I also blew a head gasket (on the new
motor). Other than that, it's been a
by mlittrell on Jul 24, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier
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.
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