Chevrolet Cavalier Review from UK and Ireland

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z2.4 2.4

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

A stylish bargain

Faults:

At 100,00 miles the lower control arm bushes and ball joints were replaced which is reasonable on a car at this mileage. The air con pump squeals at idle sometimes.The sound disappears on revving the engine or turning the A/C on. Nothing else except a couple of bulbs.

General Comments:

I change the oil every 3000 miles and use synthetic. I give the car a fairly hard life, but it can take it. Parts are easy to get even in the U. K It looks good. It shifts and it handles well, not up to a BMW, but only half the price. Speed limiter is annoying. Under steer frightening if you thrash it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review