1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 3 of 8

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 V6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired207900 miles
Most recent distance290000 miles

Summary:

Great, reliable car that will last a long time

Faults:

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

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Good car easy and cheap to fix

Faults:

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

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1v6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1v6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired186000 kilometres
Most recent distance191000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Best thing I ever did please Chevy can you make a 2004 older model 1991 I will buy one

Faults:

Never owned a car 16 years old my first car I love them 2 problems with it since I've had it power steering pressure hose (190,000) and alternator (about 187,000) that's all I love these cars.

General Comments:

VERY VERY happy with this all around mint exterior and interior very fast car on the street and strip lots of engine mod has 245.8hp at the front wheels ran 14.5 @ 1/4mile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier VL 2.2L 4 cylinder. from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2L 4 cylinder. Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles

Summary:

Given the right stuff, this car can move, it is affordable, and it is relatively comfortable

Faults:

Overheating problems.

Body care.

General Comments:

I love this car a lot, but it has some mechanical problems due to its age. I would recommend anybody to this car, and certainly a newer version of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2004

1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

If you love to fix cars more than drive them, this is the car for you!!!

Faults:

When I first bought the car, within a week it started having flaky problems. When trying to turn on the windshield wipers, the radio cut out, and the wipers did not work. Turned out to be a bad ignition (where the key goes in)!!! Cost me $250 and a lot of headaches to get fixed because of the intermittancy of the problem. Before I got rid of it less than 30,000 miles later, it had to have the starter, alternator, coolant hoses, a solenoid in the transmission all replaced, all costing $250 or more per repair. Brakes and tires had to be replaced as well during the time I owned it, and thanks to the 25,000 mile brake warranty I escaped having to have them done twice!! The prior owner apparently was overweight or the seat just was weak as it was collpsing in on itself, but still was reasonably comfortable.

General Comments:

I sold the car because within 2 weeks of a $300 coolant hose replacement, I went out and turned the key - and got nothing. No noise, not even a click. I was so seriously unhappy with this car I sold it for parts to a mechanic who hauled it off. Recently, I have been looking for a car, and there are many here in the Portland Oregon area for sale for $600 or less. In my mind, $600 is a gamble for one if it runs, because the constant need for repairs will put the owner in the poorhouse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 34 reviews