1992 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 door 2.2L from North America
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!
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