1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1986 Chevrolet Cavalier cs 2.0 liter L-4 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter L-4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles

Summary:

This is the most reliable car in the world

Faults:

It rusted really bad.

It needed a new rack and pinion.

It needed a valve cover gasket.

It needed an idol adjustment.

General Comments:

This is the most reliable car ever.

The guy I bought it from sold it to me for 35 dollars not 350 dollars.

These cars run forever.

Very strong for a four cylander engine.

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

Review Date: 19th September, 2002

9th Nov 2002, 23:13

I own a 1988 cavalier and its had its moments. the car is old so you can expect it to need repairs more. I've had this car for three years now and it still runs great. The wipers seem to have a mind of their own. I plan to buy a newer car the first of the year. But I plan to keep this car because it's a great car.

1986 Chevrolet Cavalier CL 2.0 Fuel Injected from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Fuel Injected Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired128250 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles

Summary:

Good on Gas and if took care of, will last for a long time

Faults:

Water Pump.

Alternator Bracket.

Valve Gasket.

Tires.

Electric Fan.

Alternator Belt.

The Throttle Body seems to be getting some black liquid form on it?

Battery.

General Comments:

But all were really cheap to fix.

Good beginning car I'm going to have it till I get out of school.

Good cruising car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2002

1986 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Valve cover gasket went bad, is about the only thing which was cheap to fix.

General Comments:

Great inexpensive car. Was very dependable for 4 years. Hardly no upkeep. Easy on gas.

In the end the computer went bad though. Was no fixing to that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2001

1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon 2.0 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier Wagon

Summary:

Beats anything Ford has made

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

One of the best cars Chevy ever built.

I would rather drive it than anything Vhevy has come out with since 1990.

The most dependable cars you can buy, without buying foreign.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2001

24th Mar 2005, 11:59

I have written to Chevrolet GM in favor of them re-marketing the 1986 wagon (or upgrades w/2.0 liter engine) because I have been getting c.25+ mpg. Like the general trend in these "last days" (i.e. - the time of the revealing of the Anti-Christ), discontinuance of the production of the wagon in lieu of monster sized fuel hogs (such as the Avalanche) only serve to hurt the poor, the usual victims in decisions made by non-user friendly executives. The worst of the actual performance of the 1986 wagon is the body rot port and starboard between wheel wells and the usual design difficulties resulting in difficult do-it-yourself repairs.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 10 reviews