My intake manifold gasket had to be replaced at 90,000 kilometers.
The alternator was replaced at 145,000 kilometers.
The speedometer was replaced at 69,000 kilometers.
Tires went at 50,000 kilometers and I replaced with Michelin XHC4 tires which were tremendous as far as grip and durability.
My Cavalier was a base model station wagon ordered from the factory with the 2.8 liter V6 engine, automatic transmission, air conditioning and heavy duty/performance suspension which included 195/70-14 B.F. Goodrich TA tires, anti roll bars and heavy duty gas shocks.
The car was a quick, agile car that surprised many a sports car with both it's handling ability and acceleration.
When you hit the gas the car would lunge forward. Cornering was excellent, although the ride was hard.
We kept it for 14 years and it was still running fine. The reason we got rid of it was because the body was badly rusted.
The car was maintained well, suffered hard, family use and was one of the best cars I've ever had.
Very reliable, capable and cheap. A little over $12,000 (Can.) dollars when I bought it new. One of the best car bargains I ever had.
It was not perfect though, we had the base interior and the front seats were very uncomfortable for my 6 foot 3 inch frame. I bought a fairly expensive ($60), portable seat cushion that made a big difference.
I should of ordered the optional Rally Sport interior which offered much better seats and a gauge package.
Other than that a great car.