by jones_rob on Feb 10, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I have owned my '01 Cavalier for three years.
It had 65,000 miles on it when I purchased it.
Now I have around 95,500 miles, with absolutely no problems!
Still running on original battery!
Replaced brakes at 70,000 miles and still have 1/2 pads left.
My only complaint is that the dash cracks something crazy.
It had one big crack in the center, which I covered with a stuffed animal, but now there are 6+ cracks on the dash.
Chevy says it's "common" for this car.
My previous car was a '97 Cavalier LS Sedan, that car was great until it hit 165,000 miles, then everything started to go. Hopefully I can get this one up to that!
by lexxibaby on Jan 1, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car almost 2 years ago, it had about 82K on it. Now I'm at about 112K. The head gasket was broken when I bought it but I got that fixed at the dealer. 3 months later, my alternator broke, but that didn't take much! And I have had a few brake problems, but I love the drive and I got in a car accident a few days ago and nothing was severely ruined! Only my radiator and headlight, and small bend on the hood. Although I have metal bumpers, definitely don't get the plastic ones because that's what saved my car! There was a fuel pump problem, but that I only happened when I ran out of gas completely. Sounds like a lot, but I did go to the junk yard to get to parts so it was cheap!
by crank_shaft23 on Jun 28, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I like cavaliers and its ran in my family some lasted forever or up intill it got totaled, so I bought my first cavalier, a 01 coup with a 2.2 automatic. drove it home 60 miles drove it to the store and back about 50 miles drove it to the dmv 25. Damn overheated and blew a head gasket didn't even have it for 3 days yet and blew the head gasket. other then that it was fun when it wasn't broken.
by 631rob1991 on Mar 6, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I had the Z24 model which had good power. For it's price it was great. Interior os too small with very little space in the back seat and trunk. If you're over 6'2" no way to drive as the roof is very low. Stylish.
by brantm21 on Jan 12, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I purchased this car new in 2001. Great, Great car. It is one of the most reliable vehicles I've ever drove. It now has 145,000 miles on it, and still strong. The good: They dont make great cars like this anymore; Drives and rides great; Great fuel economy 33HW 29C; The Bad: Cheap Interior; Bad for ball joints, but easy fix; Other than that fantastic car and very reliable. I use this car for everything. Long trips, back and forth to work, grocery getter. If you looking for something cheap and fun this is the car for you.