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dont buy ever
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By dontbuythiscar
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car in 2008 and had it for 7 years put to much into the car to say always a problem with something just an all around bad car


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None


Worst Features

Don't buy


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Good Car For Teen
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By 631rob1991
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


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Great Car!
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By brantm21
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Z24 provides good power and torque through the power band. Parts easily accessible, and cheap.


Worst Features

Wish it had the Cobalt interior.


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Reliable & sporty 2001 Z24
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By Dano
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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We purchased our 2001 Chev Z24 new & it doesn't owe us a thing. We replaced the plugs,tires & battery this year (2009)after 120,000 km.'s of all kinds of Canadian weather & road conditions. It has a rattle coming from the front tire area which I suspect it's a bad strut. All in all not bad performance for a car creeping up on 10 years old. It is a 5-spd. & is fun too drive with plenty of "omf" when you need it. One of our better large purchases in our lives. I would recommend it.


Best Features

The body lines and the zip you get out of the 2.4 litre engine are my favorite features.


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By Matt
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I had this car for only a year and a half. I purchased it with 89k and the motor went out at 94k. The motor I have in it now is starting to knock and it has only 60k! Unfortunately I read about the hit and miss reliability of the 2.4 motors after I bought it. The transmission has clunky shifts between 1st and 2nd. The front end clunks and squeaks when turning. The mechanic told me its a "normal" Cavalier thing and no repairs are necessary. The fuel pump cost me an outrageous $500 at the dealer. My dash is cracked in 2 places. I expected better from Chevy. The non 2.4 Cavaliers are much more reliable. I might look elsware for my next purchase which might be soon with that time bomb of a motor.


Best Features

It's quick and the motor sounds more like a V6. It handles great too. The sound system is the best stock system I ever had. The black looks great when it's all clean.


Worst Features

The already improved on it with the addition of the Ecotec in 2002 (combo of power and reliability) and in 2005 with the new Cobalt which has worlds better interior quality and it looks good on the outside too.


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