1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 9 of 9

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 door 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres

Summary:

Lemons?

Faults:

Alternator & battery at 40,000km.

Struts at 60,000km.

Alternator (again) at 65,000km.

Evaporator at 75,000km.

Both ignition coils replaced at 80,000 due to "near" stalling in wet/rainy conditions. Seemed to fix the problem, though now 1 year later, it is starting to act up again in rain.

Shocks at 90,000.

Serpentine belt has been changed 3 times.

Breaks have been changed 5 times in 6 years of ownership (and no, I don't ride on my brakes and I hate people that do) >;-)

Windshield washer fluid dispersement has always been poor (especially in winter).

ABS brakes are very sensitive - annoying (not to mention dangerous) to say the least.

Quite a bit of rusting on the lower half of the body and doors... a friend has a 93', rust is even worse on his. Not good.

Cigarette lighter keeps dying. I've given up replacing them - just make sure I carry a lighter with me now!

I know there is more, but I can't remember it all!

General Comments:

I've spent approx. $6000 on repairs (not including regular maintenance - oil changes, tune-ups etc.).

Good points; It's never stalled or completely broke down leaving me stranded.

Car is parked outside - we have brutal winters here and it has never had a problem starting in freezing weather.

Manouvers well in the snow.

For such low mileage, I shouldn't have had to pour so much $ into repairs.

Would not recommend. A headache for the most part.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th January, 2001

1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Convertible V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

Good price/fun ratio

Faults:

One master cylinder replaced @ 50K miles.

Struts in very bad condition @ 70K miles.

Alternator has been making noise for 1 year but still works (car used with max. A/C continuously).

Seals (windows, soft top) damage quickly.

Maintenance cost for the last 2 years: Fluids + $200

General Comments:

A very affordable convertible fully equipped with a nice V6 3.1 engine.

Comfort is not the first quality but overall performance very good in its class.

Don't forget it's the top for this model!!

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

Review Date: 4th April, 2000

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