1989 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America
Very dependable car!
The only things that have gone wrong with this car were probably due to poor maintenance with the previous owner and due to the fact that the car IS getting old.
The car rolls over several times before starting because the fuel injectors get clogged and need cleaned by hand every few months.
Also, some of the fuel sensors have gone bad and needed replacing.
The brake shoes needed replacing.
Other than that it is honestly a good car! It gets good gas mileage, it has never broken down or overheated and it is overall a very dependable little car! This was my first car and It served it's purpose well! The car still runs well, but I am looking for a nicer looking car for college- since I was so happy with my 1989 Cavalier I decided to go with a 2000 Cavalier-which I am also very pleased with!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th May, 2004
I bought my Cavalier for a whopping $300! The headliner was falling down, but the overall interior was in good condition. It hadn't been driven for a long time. OK, it hadn't been driven in years! With only 50,000 miles on this 15 year old car it was a good deal. There were a few minor glitches. The torch converter was gummed up causing the car to shut off after driving it 20 miles or so. I did a total tune-up and it did not fix the problem. I had to unplug the relay switch to the torch converter. Eventually we plugged it back in and it has worked every since! Despite that the only other problem was the fan! I just found another and rigged a relay switch and that fixed that too! It does overheat every once in a while, but over all it was a great investment!
It is a wonderful car and hasn't failed me yet. It has never left me stranded either. This is not the only Cavalier I have. I also have an 88' Chevy cavalier station wagon 2.0L. My wagon is what led me to search for another to give to my husband, as it is a smooth ride. I have, however experienced many of the same problems with my wagon as I have with the car. They are all minor problems and inexpensive to fix. The interiors are pretty plain and standard, but I am a simple person too. We are over all very pleased with these cars and would recommend this car to anyone. I meant torque converter in the above entry. Sorry for the typo and for misleading you to think it was junk.
This is a wonderful running car. I bought it with 167k on it, and it runs beautifully. It starts without hesitance in the winter, and rides quietly in the summer. Other than a couple minor repairs which had nothing to do with the drive train (windshield seal, headlights, speedometer pulley and interior lighting) the car is almost brand new. Air conditioning still works surprisingly. It is the perfect used car.
Own 2 1989's, a sedan and a mint condition summer only z24. Excellent Chevys!!!