1990 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 from North America


Great runabout with the legs and fuel economy to more than repay its purchase price


Tie-Rods needed replacing at 115,000kms.

Brake lines blew at 120,000kms.

Transmission solenoid failed, causing the engine to stay in high gear and stall as I braked. Fixed by pulling the solenoid out.

Battery died in cold weather, easily fixed with a 750CCA battery.

Struts/shocks making knocking sounds around 150,000kms (lasted very well)

Alternator failed at 160,000kms.

Oil leaking from the engine block, easily solved by new gasket.

Heater wouldn't blow hot air - solved that by fitting a new thermostat, NOT by flushing the Rad.

Door frames are rusting pretty badly now.

Cloth on ceiling is hanging down both at front and rear.

Seal around trunk failed many km's ago.

Seal around rear window is coming away.

General Comments:

The car wasn't fast in top speed, but could accelerate quickly IF the A/C was OFF.

Great fuel economy on the highway and 30-32MPG in town.

Seats lose padding quickly and become uncomfy. Lumbar supports make them bearable.

Very spacious trunk.

NOTE**** When filling the gas tank, lean 'against' the car and feel for the car starting to 'squat' under the weight of the fuel. It means your rear shocks need replacing.


Car is now being scrapped as I slid into a ditch Feb 1st 2006. $3000 to repair.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2006

1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 3.1L V6 FI from North America


1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 is one of the best cars I've ever owned


The manual window slider inside the door broke at about 191,000 kilometers.

General Comments:

The car was pretty quick off the line, even quicker while down-shifting and flooring it.

The engine ran great, no odd noises.

The interior was in excellent shape.

The exterior had some minor blemishes, but I fixed them.

The heater motor was very weak. I'm not too sure if this was a problem with other Z24s or just mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2006

1990 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America


Good Reliable Car


When I first bought the car I was aware it needed some love. I replaced the Water pump, Tie rods ends, Right lower ball joint, Cooling fan mother, outer boots, right wheel bearing, and the heater core.

I rolled the car so some of those like the fan, came from that.

The air conditioning doesn't work for the most part.

My low coolant light is a "dummy light"

Hoses wore out fast.

Window sealing is bad and leaks sometimes.

General Comments:

I love this car always have and always will.

I bought the car for a $1000. Cheap for this great car.

Handles great.

Since the I got the repairs after rolling it and buying it nothing has really gone wrong.

Seats are very comfortable.

Lights aren't that great, but they were knocked out of place when I rolled it.

Very reliable and sturdy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2005

1990 Chevrolet Cavalier not sure 2.2 inline 4 cylinder from North America


Good little running car for the money


Head gasket at 141,000 miles,seats are bad. doors are rusted through. gas tank leaks. at full tank only. struts are bad in the frount. rains leaks on the floor.

General Comments:

Well over all this little beater is one of a kind its very dependable and my ac works too blows cold air.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2005

1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1 Multi Port F1 from North America


Best model GM ever made


- Needed a paint job

- The door locks needed to be changed

- Muffler rusted fast

- Water Leaked into the car from the driver door had to change rubber and replace hinges.

General Comments:

This is the first car I ever bought and I'm crazy about it. I finally got one at 2000$ Canadian needed some minor repairs, but still drove smooth. Its got so much power and torque. Its truly different from all the newer Cavaliers Z24 ever made. The engine never gives me a problem even with 258000 kilometers on it. The body of the car is original for its time came with skirts, a ram air scoop made of fiberglass and a 3.1L V6 engine... was built like a little race. Gotta love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2005

1990 Chevrolet Cavalier CL from North America


Reliable car with minor problems


My timing belt broke at 115,500 miles. It leaks oil into the air filter.

The driver's seat is wearing badly. The car wants to stall when it's idling.

The right turn signal does not work. I replaced the bulb and it still don't work.

The windshield wipers switch broke at 122,450 miles.

General Comments:

With all the things that are wrong with the car. It still runs very well. I recently took it to North Carolina, and it got 36 miles per gallon. I normally get about 28 to 32 miles per gallon. The cabin is a bit plain with a boring control panel. The speedometer makes a noise when it is cold outside. The back seats are very uncomfortable with little leg room.

The climate control is quite simple either hot or cold. The cars air condition is broke,which means I roast in the summer and in the winter the heater is too hot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2005