Bought the car used in 2001. Very reliable car except for some of the interior plastic. The car was very low maintenance other than the usual tires and exhaust. The blower motor for heat and a/c died and needed a replacement fuse after 4 yrs. The driver and passenger power window motors also both died. All in all the car was a great buy aside from the little things. I would certainly recommend it as a cheap, sporty little car.
Sun roof, quick 2.4 engine. Sharp looking car.
Fix the cheap plastic. GM needs to recognize that the blower motor fuse is indeed a problem (every person I know with a Cavalier 1998 and newer has had theirs go.) Enhance reliability of the power window motors.