Chevrolet Cavalier Review from Saudi Arabia

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired175326 kilometres
Most recent distance357623 kilometres
Previous carBuick Park Avenue


A high performance bargain with a poor dealer


The starter fault at 176000 Kilometers. I spent $20 to fix it.

The water pump fault broke at 180000 Kilometers. I spent $200 for a replacement.

I needed to change the whole exhaust line at 220000 Kilometers.

I need to change the brake pads every 20000 Kilometers.

At 240000 Kilometers I had to change the clutch. it was so expensive. Cost me about $800 for a replacement.

I needed to chanage the alternator at 260000 Kilometers. Cost me about $250 for replacement with a rebuilt one.

I had to change the front rotor at 320000 Kilometers. Cost me about $180 for a replacement with used rotor from the junkyard.

General Comments:

The Cavalier was the most enjoyable car I ever owned. I liked its performance so much. Although the dealer was so poor and the spare parts were so expensive, I liked the car so much. It really gives the feeling of a sports car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2001

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review