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!
Sunroof, upgraded radio system, 17" tires, exterior build quality.
Fix the freaking dash!
Too bad Chevy discontinued the Cavalier, I would definately buy one new!