1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Base 2.2 4 cylinder from North America


Awesome little rocket sled


-When I first got the car, I had to do a complete brake job. There were no pads left on the front, and the back were weak.

-Painted the car and made it look nice.

-In 2003, I had to do the head gasket, followed by the water pump and lastly the heater core all in a period of about a month.

-Put front pads on the car in 2004 after moving and put 5000km on the car

-Put both transmission cooler lines on the car. I neglected to do this for about 3 months, and almost 2 years later I still have a transmission!!

-Put new front bumper (skin and re-bar) from junk yard as well as a not so leaky sunroof and radio. It was all $20 each!

-Put two used struts on the car, and didn't have it aligned (stupid move) The car ate 2 new tires over one winter and about 10000km. The new alignment and tires are like a dream come true

-Upgraded to Sony Xplod 52X4 cd player, 4-way 400watt 6x9's, and 120watt 4 1/2's.

General Comments:

I love my car. It looks bad, but I have new exhaust, brakes, tires on it and it runs good. It has never ever let me down. Even now I am not afraid to take it 200 or 300 km up the highway and think about being worried. I am now getting an 89 z24. Is it still considered an upgrade if you downgrade the year?! Oh well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2005

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 V6 from North America


Great, reliable car that will last a long time


Rear driver's side brake locked up when car was purchased - replaced rear brakes.

Driver's window (power) no longer goes down.

Driver seat adjuster broke about 1 year after car was purchased. 6 months later, the latches on the front of the seat broke, causing the seat to tip backward.

Front passenger defrost vent is warped.

Power locks stick, but still work. Just have to push lock/unlock repeatedly.

At 254,000 miles, the odometer and speedometer quit working.

Had to replace fuel pump, filter, 3 injectors, and line.

Transmission sensor went out about 6 months after buying the car.

When turning on the air conditioning, the car would idle higher and shake. Air finally went out last summer.

Ignition is what I like to call "manual" since last summer - when I start the car, I have to manually turn the key from "start" to "on."

Oil leak at about 245,000.

General Comments:

Even though there are many problems listed, I really enjoy my car. It has very close to 300,000 miles on it, and has never had any really expensive problems, except for the fuel line system. However, as with any car that is 13 years old, wear and tear will take its course. Things will eventually break down and need repairs. The car has great pickup, and gets very decent gas mileage. I put around 100 miles a day on the car for about 2 years, and only filled up twice/three times a week, depending on work schedules. Now that it is pushing the 300k mark, I am looking for a new car. I am very sad to be parting with this one, as it has been one of the best cars I have ever driven. It's very sporty and fun, and still looks almost perfect on the outside and interior. Great car and repairs were not that costly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2005

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1 from North America


Good car easy and cheap to fix


Bad ignition switch around 168000 ($12)

Auto belt tensioner around 169000 ($40)

Bad ECM around 160000 ($70)

General Comments:

Pretty good car. Nothing major has gone wrong with it, just minor minor, easily fixed things.

Convertible top gives two blind spots at rear corners, but you get used to it.

Power window motors are going bad.

For a 13 year old car the paint and body are in excellent condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2004