1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Sport Coupe 2.8 litre multi-port injection from North America
A fast, reliable, high performance car for under $2500
I had to have new front shocks put on immediately.
I needed the air conditioning recharged immediately.
I had to put in new spark plug wires put in at 123,000 miles.
This is the fastest, cheapest sports car you can pick up. 1,700-2,000 dollars will get you a 1989-90 Z24. Mine will top out at about 118-122 MPH, and it's 12 years old.
They also handle like it's not funny.
Make sure it is a five speed, the automatics are notorious for blowing the transmission every 60,000 miles or so.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th June, 2001
26th Jun 2001, 00:22
Actually, the transmission in my Z24 lasted for 170000 miles until I hit a ditch doing about 70 and put a hole the size of Kansas in the bell housing. The 2.8L engines, OTOH, are notorious for locking up. My 2.8 locked up at around 130K. That's the reason they started putting the 3.1's in them in 1990.