I have owned this vehicle for 7 years and am sad to finally depart from it. This car has travelled the southeastern US with almost no problems other than a window motor! Excellent car for the money!!! After 113,000 miles the only problem was the window motor and the paint. The engine is a true workhorse!
Acceleration, cost, and reliability.
Window motors can be improved and paint quality needs improvement
I now have 206,000 miles on my Cavalier and it is still running like a champ! I still get roughly 33 mpg and I don't ever use any oil. The only major repairs were that I replaced the front brakes and rotors twice, and both front bearings twice, but it has never let me down. Great Car!
After trading in my Grand Am for this
this car I realized a mistake I had
made. Bought with 71,000 miles it was
a steal for $5000. 10k later I spent
1/2 that to replace control arms, a
new tranny, ball joints and bushings.
The problems just kept going downhill,
misc. repairs such as power window
motor, sunroof motor, a/c sompressor
and some electrical work for the
headlights. after all that i would be
a fool to get rid of it. Now with
138,000 it needs a new exhaust and
thats about it.
I agree with Vaaccess a 100%! I bought
my Z24, because I wanted a cool car to
get me to college, and work. But the car
became more problem, then it is worth
it. Several times I went down to Toyota
and Hyundai dealerships looking to trade
inn my z24. But I just could not trade
in my sports coupe for an Accent or an
Echo. The only thing that stoped me was
a thought of giving up my hard earned
monthly paycheck just to pay for the new
car and insurance. Other wise I would
have done it a long time ago! This
tought me a valuable lesson of never
buying another American car again.
American cars have to be 100% build in
America, with 100% American parts!!! If
I want a car with 98% of parts from
Mexico/ Korea, I'll buy a Mexican/Korean