Chevrolet Cavalier Review from Australia and New Zealand

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier G 2.4 155hp 4 cylinder

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 155hp 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance86250 kilometres
Previous carMazda Protege


Very fast and very smooth



General Comments:

The car was an amazing purchase.

For a 2.4 litre engine it is very quiet and has brisk acceleration. My previous car was a turbo 1.8 and the Cav would have beaten the pants off it!

The only things I don't like about it are:

- The seats are to hard and too narrow.

- The stereo is designed for pre-schoolers.

- The steel alloys look like crap.

- The shift lever is very stiff to move and the top-mounted shift button is too uncomfortable to push down and requires a lot of force.

In New Zealand these cars are also badged as a Toyota Cavalier so I can benefit from Toyota's recognised quality servicing as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th May, 2001

29th Dec 2003, 21:14

Spend some money and buy a new stereo if you don't like it. It doesn't cost much. So are you calling everybody else who likes the stereo a preschooler and child?

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review