1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 DR 2.0 4 cylinder from North America
The Cavalier the would not die
Head Gasket, Starter, Replaced all 4 brakes, exhaust, and just regular maintenance.
This was the best car I ever owned. I bought it from a customer at the garage I worked at during high school for 100 $ from some old lady. The head gasket blew within the first week and I thought it was a bad sign of things to come, but the car proved me wrong. I drove this car VERY HARD and it just asked for more. It was a 4 speed automatic that received many neutral drops. The engine sized up on me one day after driving it very hard and I thought I had finally killed it, nope I put some oil additive in it and let it sit for a few days and off she was again for about another 10k miles. This was the best car I ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2003
16th Mar 2010, 18:26
Bought 7 year old Chevy Cavalier 2D. Drove it now for 19 years!
In 2010, put in another oil change, water pump. Mechanic fixed the over head interior light and fan. Love this car! Has turned over 100K miles 6 times! Same engine. Replacement parts hard to find, but still out there. Will drive this one till I die. Get comments on it... guys want to know if I want to sell. With this economy? No way. Can fill car with gas at $3.00 a gallon with about $25.00. You can't beat that!
30th Oct 2010, 20:47
I do agree, very good car. Mine is a 2 door, stick 4 speed, and really good 4 banger, except I think the half shaft is going out, but I also kind of rode it a little around my dad's acreage, and it's pretty bumpy, and it still works.
There is one question I'm wondering about; today I went to a "you pull it" in Omaha, and not one 87, because mine was the one with only 1 mirror, and I was looking for one, and of all the 2200 cars, there not one 87; there was an 88 and an 86, but the darn mirrors were different.
Overall, the car runs great.