1993 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L V6 from North America


For quick, cheap fun, this is the one!


Had to replace starter shortly after purchase, cost: $38.00.

Clutch needs to be replaced, can do it myself for $158.00 and one afternoon (mechanic by trade).

Sunroof leaked, had to replace gasket. Cost: $32.00 including shipping.

The car didn't have a headliner when I bought it, probably ruined by sunroof leak.

General Comments:

I have really enjoyed the short time that I've owned this car. It is quick on acceleration, fairly economical, and runs very well.

Handling is descent, although not as good as an import.

I'm 6' tall and have no complaints about the comfort in the front seats, rear seats are a little cramped, but do-able if necessary.

I haven't raced anyone with this car, but I can tell you that it cannot keep up with a Z71 pickup in stock trim (co-worker left me in dust while leaving work), I'm sure it would have no problems burying a stock or mildly modified Honda though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2004

12th Aug 2006, 12:18

Funny, you can't beat a z71 stock pick up yet everyone else on this forum with a newer model z24 (95 and above) claims to have beaten 5.0 Mustangs and even a few Camaros, just a thought I had.

20th Oct 2010, 07:17

Well, my 93 Z24 has left many equally old Mustangs in the dust, smoked an old 5L LX on the highway even though the Z24's better known for its starting acceleration. Also, a 3.2L Acura and many others of the Z24's competition of its day.

But I keep my car in tip-top shape and aside from good oil, filters, tune-up, etc, the only thing I've added to the car 'performance' wise was a short ram intake.

1993 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America


Great performace for an older car, wish I had this car when it was brand new!


Nothing did go wrong with the car durning the first year I had this car. After the second year, Normal wear and tear started to set in.

The brakes went out. It felt like my brakes were hanging and I was sitting side ways. Had complete brake job done. Everything thing was replaced like rotors, brake lines, pads, and drums. I was smelling radiator fluids. The dealer said it was my water pump. They replaced all hoes, and the pump.

My heater coil went out. I am still smelling raditor fluid somewheres and I seen drops of it under the car, but its not over heating, and the temp gage says its fine, so every now and then I fill up the radiator.

My Clutch went out, and them put in a new one. The only thing I am having problems with it is that the stick is breaking from the firewall, and it had to be bolted down two times. I am not sure how long it will last this time. I am hoping it will last.

Over all the car is great to drive, does rust, leaks around the windows, headliner is coming down due to leak, and underneath the car is rusting.

The car speed is great. It picks up speed and go fast, but it has gave me great joy in driving this car.

General Comments:

The car runs great and gets me there every time I need to be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2004

1993 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 2.4 cylinder Gasoline from North America


Small, easy on Gas, simple!


-Break lines failed and broke, replaced now

-Break Shoes had to be replaced

-Rear Shocks were gone

-CV Joint needed to be replaced

-Rocker Panels were history. fixed now

-Driver side bearing was noisy, replaced

-Muffler was extremely noisy, replaced

-Exhaust pipe had detached itself around the muffler area.

General Comments:

When I had got the car, the rocker panels were history, so I get new Panels put on.

There were a nice few problems with it at first, I had those fixed, and haven't had a problem yet!

This car saves me a lot of money on gas an is cheap to maintain.

Performs excellent at winer, I haven't had a rear slide, or got stuck yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2004