I looked at a number of cars before buying my Cavalier 1996. Its price was great and condition pretty good. It drives very well. I had to replace the gas tank (got a used one for a good price and free labor). Overall a very good car.
Favourite features: I like the overall design of the car, interior, the seats were rather hard so i padded them with a massaging cushion and seat covers. Now it feels very comfortable and both sexy and chic.
Sand rust spots, and paint and spray with rustcheck once or twice a year. Remember to spray all the body and tubes underneath the car. It will save you lots of stress, headache and money too.
This car has been absolutely great for
me, I bought it in 98 with 20K and now
it has over 160K. Thank God this car
has practically never given me trouble,
the only thing I remember changing was
the AC compressor.
The car doesnt have great pick-up but
what can you expect from a 4-cyln, but
it flies I do 70-80 mph with no problem
and no shaking. Its starting to show
its age now, but I can't complain
considering how it has performed till
I don't know if I was bless, cause I've
seen some pretty sh*tty reviews here
and on Consumer Reports, but I'm
extreamly happy with it.
Sunroof is nice, but opens way too
It was / is my first car, I don't like
the present style, doesn't matter its
I bought this car new and have been
very pleased with it. Love the 2.4L
engine. I am 5'9" and the driver's
seat is fine for me. Gas mileage is
about 21 mpg in town. I have looked
at the new Chevrolets and the seats
seem very hard and uncomfortable to
me. The maintenance on this car has
been very little. The main reason I
would not buy another is the seating
and they no longer offer the 2.4L
2.4L engine - has a lot of get up and
go for a small car
bought this car about 5 years ago. it
had 60,000 miles on it. When I traded
it in for a larger vehicle it had a
whopping 122000 miles. the only things
I had to fix on the car were
maintenance items such as tires,
brakes, alignment, and muffler. I
really have nothing BAD to say about
the vehicle. I had to trade up to a
larger vehicle and had to say goodbye
to the cav.
the get up and go with just a 4
cylinder, gas milage, and reliability
well this was a 1996 so chevy has made
improvements. wouldnt be fair to list
them without seeing a new cav.