2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Bought as a short commute vehicle, never a major problem. Taken on a few long road trips. Always faithfully maintained due to low mileage/time ratio. One window motor failed, replaced via warranty. Brakes at 25000, good mileage considering short city daily drive, and multiple stops per mile driven. Never any problems, mileage decent, wasnt bought as an economy car. This little vehicle with the dual overhead cams will perform, and looks nice too. The traction control/anti-locks work very well in a Chicago area winter. I have found no faults with it.
No problem running at higher speed interstate traffic in a quiet, comfortable way. It will also surprise cars costing triple the price on a twisting country two lane.