I have had nothing but problems with this car. The water pump went out, the head gasket is currently leaking so I have to keep putting coolant in ($10 per bottle adds up!), continuously having to replace the brakes every year, electrical problems. I have stalled three times because of this crappy car. It's rusting beneath the gas cap. Overheats all the time. I can't even put the AC on or it'll overheat. Do not buy this car. It's a money pit. I'm getting a new car in two weeks because I cannot take it anymore. I absolutely dread going into this car every time I drive it. You don't know what's going to happen next! You fix one thing and another thing breaks!
Decent gas mileage. That's about it.
Fix the overheating issues! Reliability. More power, almost got killed on the highway once because it wouldn't accelerate fast enough.
Bought a '95 Cavalier to replace what I thought was an ailing car I should've kept. In the 7 months I've owned the car it's had mechanical problems 6 times. First day I got it found out something was wrong with the transmission which would make it freeze up and not switch gears when it warmed up. The water pump busted and I went through 4 jugs of antifreeze before it could get fixed, transmission started to go, car would max out at 50, back door popped right open one day around a turn, and just recently it would take a city block to get it to 30mph and the whole exhaust system nearly touches the ground while the converter looks ready to blow.
Good space on the interior and looks sharp on the outside, gas mileage decent.
Unless mine was a fluke or a bad year build a better car overall with reliable trans and more accessible parts under the hood (spark plugs horrid to change). Needs smoother ride and more comfy seats. Engine needs more power.
Well I bought the car in 1999 and it
had around 50,000 miles on it. Around a
month or two later the A/C compressor
started grinding and was covered by
warranty. Next after it was payed for
the head gasket blew which was around
$700.00 to fix which was a bargain
considering the work. I still own the
car that is the extent of the work that
has been done on the car besides
regular maintenance. Well last month i
had my A/c recharged at that time the
whole system was checked for any leaks
and it was approved. Over all i'm
satisfied with this car now it has just
peaked at 100,000 miles and still
Styling, Fuel economy, Price,
the only complaint is that the interior
panels crack and i personally take care
of the car I guess its a design flaw.
I bought my Cavalier used with 57,000
miles on it. I had to replace the
pulley on the a/c and the rear strut
mount right away.
I noticed it started leaking oil
around 110,000 miles. I replaced the
head gasket one weekend around 115,000
miles. There is rust on the bottom of
the front and rear door on the
Had to replace the spark packs at
135,000 miles. There is a low humming
noise when I turn left. I have
138,000 miles on it and that 2.2 still
runs strong. No oil burning.
Other than the above mentioned, the
car always starts. For the money it
is a good car and I would buy another.
Exterior looks, good gas mileage.
A pain to change the spark plug wires,
improve design for rusting.
I bought the car used and have owned it
myself for almost 5 years. This car
has been nothing but wonderful.
Repairs have been few and all milage
appropriate. The car handles
beautifully and is fantastic in the
snow. The car has over 100,000 miles
on it and is still going strong. I
would highly recommend this car.
durable, great gas milage, car still
looks great at 9 years old