1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon 2.2L from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

Will never die

Faults:

Rusting all over (expected in Canada at 21 years old).

Brake drum.

Radiator.

PWD locks.

Suspension.

General Comments:

Love this car. Had it for 7 years, and got it for literally a few hundred dollars.

The most trustworthy car I've ever owned; it would drive through Hell if I asked her to.

Around 30 MPG highway.

Room enough to sleep in the back while camping!

Alas, I never kept up maintenance, and now the tranny is going. She still won't stop on me completely, but stalls after being warmed up.

Cannot say enough good, I put less than 1000 dollars into it despite being 20 years old and not doing regular upkeep. The engine that keeps going and going.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2013

19th Jul 2013, 20:14

The tranny problem is the overdrive. If you unplug the overdrive, you will run for another 100 000 miles.

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1 V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance205000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Citation

Summary:

A great car, especially with the V6, given short shrift by the automotive media

Faults:

Window wash reservoir cracked at 150000 miles. Would have to remove inner fender liner to fix.

At 200,000 miles, cold weather caused the ignition switch to stick, requiring a manual turn back after it starts.

General Comments:

This car is a wagon with the 3.1 V6 and is quick with excellent mpg...26.5 at 70 mph, 23 on daily driving.

I put 16" Beretta wheels on it and it'll eat up most new cars on a winding road.

Dead reliable and fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2010

19th Mar 2010, 10:59

I guess after owning a Citation, a Cavalier just might seem "great". Anyway, I'm glad that you are happy with it.

There is a satisfied owner, after all!

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1 Liter V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles

Summary:

A solid car often overlooked because of the badge

Faults:

Well there was a bit, but since I was in high school, I had very little green to work with, so I had to let most of it go.

It had a bad oil leak... it lost about 3 quarts a week.

I didn't fix the gaskets, again because of the money.

I did replace a cracked windshield. While in the lot of the glass place, it wouldn't start. Turns out an exposed wiring harness was to blame.

General Comments:

I got this car free from my grandfather, so on that note I don't have a lot of complaints.

It was a station wagon, so I received a lot of jeering from my peers, but I didn't care. Especially with the fire breathing V6 under the hood. It was basically like having a Z24 with more cargo room.

I got anywhere from 27 to 30 MPG on average, which I consider great because it's a V6 and it wasn't in the best running condition. It only had a 3-speed, so I bet with a 4-speed, mileage would be even better.

I always like the look of these cars... even more than the newer generation. The interior quality was also quite good, besides the slide out cup holders, which were broken before I got the car. I think its quality is even better than the newer ones.

Don't let the small size fool you, I fit a Troy Built Horse row tiller in the back. If you don't know what that is, go look it up.

Despite all of its problems, the car was pretty reliable so I do recommend it. I even accidentally ran it out of oil a couple times and it still drove like nothing was the matter, at least until I got to the nearest gas station anyway. Also, just because it's a wagon, doesn't mean it's not fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd July, 2008

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier rs 2.2 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance100708 miles
Previous carInfiniti G20

Summary:

Drive it 'till nothings left

Faults:

Had to replace the radiator and the drivers side door due to faulty latching and rust corrosion. A/C worked when I first bought it and then wasn't rechargeable when it died, but for a car this old what can I say, I was amazed it worked to begin with. Extreme water leaking into the cabin (Floors soaked year 'round) Due to all the sever body rust no doubt.

General Comments:

Very comfortable, totally non functional cup holders, slow as a tortoise!

Always started no matter what. Turn key car. Power locks were a bit touchy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2008

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 32 reviews