This car gives me problems all the time. It rattles, it clanks, and it's falling apart. I had one shortly before this one. I should have known when it burst in to flames that it was a bad Idea to buy another. Live and learn huh? The car leaks oil, the speedometer is broken, (it dances as I'm going down the road) I have replaced the fuel injectors 2 times in the last year, (I know other Cavaliers that have fuel leaking!) The seats are so uncomfortable. The suspension stinks. I have tried to keep up with this car but have decided to drive it 'till it dies. My car has some miles on it but that's no excuse!
I like the shape of the two door coupe, the four door models are terrible though.
This car takes abuse and keeps coming back for more. I got the midnight blue coupe with the painted bumpers option and 5 speed manual. The 2.2L(ohv) engine leaves a bit to be desired for power but the manual tranny makes up for it. I paid $1500 for this car 3 yrs ago and it's just needed head gasket and ac recharge. It had 130,000 on it when I got it and it's never left me stranded at 162,000 miles. something is! The cheapest 30,000 miles I ever drove was in a crappy old cavi!
The stick shift tranny that's now obsolete according to some.
Love the car, love the way it drives, just diappointed about the head gasket. But I bought it with more than 100k anyway. Love the gas mileage. Love driving it. Never owned a Cav before, but my next car will be a Cav, too. Two door. Love them. Love the way it looks and sits.
Not have the head gasket or the ignition go bad on all of them. And have the recall acutally take care of the problem.
I bought this car from my mechanic in
2000. I have had nothing but problems
with it since purchasing it. I had to
replace the transmission, I have had
leaks in the oil and radiator. The A/C
works, but using it causes the car to
overheat. Problems w/ the starter and
acceleration, very noisy. Speakers on
the driver's side don't work, door
panneling is falling off, and locks are
falling off. This car is in the shop
every 3-4 months. I had a '87 Olds that
drove better and needed less repairs. My
b/f has a 2001 Cavalier and is having
problems with it as well. I wouldn't
recommend buying this
Large trunk, and fold down back seat. I
can always get all my gear in the car.
However, the newer models seem to have
less cargo room. Nice sporty look. Good
gas milage. Holds the road nicely.
Make cup holders that are functional.
Improve the mechanics
and reliability. Improve construction,
car litterally falls apart after about
the 3rd year on the road. Improve gas
milage. 2004 Cavalier's are UGLY, change
that. Improve quality. currently
not a car to own >4yrs.
Original Owner, this car has taken me
all over the country and back. Has
only needed routine brake and tire
maintenance - ZERO mechanical
problems. Fuel economy isn't what it
was 9 years ago, but still better than
most cars on the road. And one of the
sportiest cars for its price range!
Fuel economy. Driveability. Back seat
Cruise Control ergonomics. Moon roof
shade/slide. Add tacometer on
manuals. Improve fuel gage accuracy.