I have had to fix or replace the air
conditioning, brakes, clutch, head
gasket, and two valves before I even
hit 50,000 miles. Of course, most of
this happened about six hours after the
warranty was up so it all came out of
pocket. Gotta love Chevy.
I bought my cavalier with 110k miles on
it in 2001, I have 140k on it now and
have been pretty happy with it. The
water pump seems to go on these between
105k and 115k, so watch out for that.
Backseat's kinda small, hard to get
things in and out of. I replaced the
transmission at about 130k, which was a
pain. Still has some pickup despite
the mileage, but the 4-speed automatics
are a bit punchier. The paint job on
it has held up really well, it still
looks fairly new. Overall, it's a nice
little flashy, pretty dependable car.
I'd get another newer one.
Great on gas, i still get a good 30 mpg
on the highway. Still has some
pickup. The body still looks nice.
Front end and handling is still in real
good shape, and the folding back seats
are nice for big things in the trunk.
Waterpump (let go at 120k).
Transmission (let go at 130k). Gas
guage (if it's on 1/4, it's empty, was
like that when i bought it).
I special ordered this car and have
been the only owner for seven years
and 61000 miles of trouble free
ownership. Had it for five years
before I had to do anything to it
other than oil changes because the
battery started leaking.It is almost 8
years old now and the only major
repair has been to replace the water
pump for a heafty 800 dollar bill last
year.It still has the origional rear
brakes and all 4 struts.I got 50000
miles out of the origional tires. No
rattles,leaks or anything that does
not work. Overall a great car!
Fun to drive,sporty exterior,good
value for the money.
Needs more front seat headroom with
the sunroof. Better clutch and