1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 6 of 9

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres

Summary:

An awesome fast and affordable sports car

Faults:

The power locks would not unlock the driver side door.

The fuel pump went.

In 2001, The starter was replaced.

The windshield wipers would only work on high speed.

The paint on the truck started to fade.

General Comments:

I sold my car in September of 2001, the original muffler was still on it.

This car was very fast and handles awesome on turns.

Overall this car didn't give any trouble and was cheap to operate.

I highly recommend this car to anyone.

This car was comfortable on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2002

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired179400 kilometres
Most recent distance194600 kilometres

Summary:

This is an awesome car and I highly recommend it

Faults:

Had to replace water pump.

Had to replace battery.

Had to replace automatic window roller.

Had to replace hood release cable.

General Comments:

The car performs better then most any family sedan coupe/performance model you can buy. It handles tight and smoothly. The car has amazing torque through the front wheels with 185 ft-lbs @ 3200 RPM a meager 140 HP @ 4200 RPM is not as bad as you may think as the car only weighs 2600 lbs.

I did have to replace 4 components, but all were relatively cheap and that comes with a 10 year old car plus the fact that I added over 15,000 kilometers in 7 months.

Which brings me to the obvious point, I love the car. Think about it, I put 15,000 kilometers on it in 7 months.

One of the nicest looking cars in the genre for 1992. I would be so bold to say it is the nicest car you can get for the money.

Did I mention the torque? If properly kept up you won't notice hills in fact you might feel the desire to put on the gas and accelerate when you come to hill the way I always do =P"

The only problem is you may want to drive it a little too much...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2002

14th May 2002, 17:52

Thanks for the review I'm really considering buying one of these cars, but now from all these awesome reviews on this site I've made up my mind thanks :)

13th Sep 2002, 10:07

I Loved My Cavalier and I miss it a lot I hit a 6 point buck at 87MPH and I just can't find another one like it. I know drive a Taurus (parents bought it for me) and feel like an idiot not having that torque like the Z24.

30th Aug 2005, 08:03

Blown Hemi's off the road?? Boy are you dreaming!! That'll be the day when a 140 hp V-6 takes a hemi out... Get a life! These are good cars and they are fun but lets not get carried away people... The only time you'd beat a Hemi is when it is parked. Give an HONEST review not a pipe dream. I had one of these Z-24's with a 5 speed and it wouldn't beat any V-8 car like a 5.0 Mustang or a Camaro and DEFINATELY not a Hemi. It was a blast to drive, though, and you could easily speed-shift it through all the gears. Any 5.0 I raced would easily pull away after 2nd though... HONESTLY!!

14th Sep 2006, 16:39

Okay there motormouth (s). Of course it doesn't beat it, but my Z24 is an ass kicker! I have taken many Sebrings and impalas out to lunch with this thing! and never a problem, amazing first car that is under-rated. PS I agree, the 5 speed manual is amazing!!!

26th Feb 2007, 19:26

Taken out Seibrings and Impalas?!?! I guess all of the 50 something and up crowd will be shaking in their boots...

12th Mar 2007, 22:41

I dunno, the car is seriously fast, but it IS NOT a race car. I easily blew past fast boys in dated sports sedans, but on the track, the fastest quarter mile time I could manage was 15.6, and that is with modifications. A tough street fighter, but NOT a race car. There's a reason why it's called a "mini-muscle" car. If you want muscle, for the same price pick up a 5.0 mustang, or a V8 camaro, or if you want sport, try the celica GT, or an older supra, but not this one. Don't get me wrong, I love mine to death, but I know the car's limits.

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