1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1 FI from North America


The ultimate in fun and economy


The brakes have failed twice, though this is CAR SPECIFIC and hasn't happened recently. The anti-lock brakes however are a constant glitch, throwing flashing 'service soon' lights and making strange noises.

New battery and alternator at about 75000km, about the right time, maybe a bit premature. Easy enough and cheap to get done.

General Comments:

For the price to purchase and maintain, the style is unbeatable. It became watered down with the latest generation; the '94 is the best looking Z24 out there.

The torque-laying V6 propels this relatively light car from a standstill to whiplash in no time at all, though the 3 speed auto is a bit of a disappointment for such a sporty engine. This car is not designed to be a sports and performance car, and you'd be mistaken to take it as one. It is however a very peppy and fast daily driver.

The handling is the best part of it all. The perfect steering ratio matched with a sport-tuned suspension makes for sure cornering and quick work of parking lots. The front strut brace adds to the stiffness. People underrate the sheer joy of driving this car into bends.

The interior is what you'd expect from a domestic 'economy' car, though a feeling of a much more powerful vehicle is seen by looking at the dash and gauges.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2002

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.L4 from North America


Good gas mileage and cheap on insurance


Replace head gasket at 91,000. Replace timing chain and valve (bent when chain broke, required another head gasket..$480 total) at 99,000. Replace alternator twice and fuel pump twice. New battery at 125,000. 4 sets of front brake pads and one set of rear brake shoes. Replace shocks and struts at 130,000.

General Comments:

This car has left me stranded 5 times. The check engine light never works until the car has already quit running.

The body is noisy and creaks and pops around turns. The interior is made very cheap and falls apart easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th May, 2002

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L V6 from North America


Good Zip for the money


New battery right when I bought it.

Radio deck went bad shortly after buying it.

General Comments:

I believe it is a very good car for the money.

It handles well and holds its own against most cars on the road.

It's comfortable, smooth and gets good gas mileage/

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

Review Date: 12th May, 2002

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe 2D 4 cylinder. 2.2 Liter from North America


This is highly recommended in performance and value!


Still not quite sure what the problem was. When it was 40 degrees below zero, the heater, radio, and the windshield wipers wouldn't work. Also the emergency brake light stayed on. It doesn't happen anymore, because we are in the south now (warmer weather).

Battery went dead around 61,000 miles. My fault... (left the lights on).

Replaced belt at 35,000.

General Comments:

It started every morning even in temperatures way below zero!

It has "Pep," and the "Get up and go" needed in city traffic.

This was, and is still my first car. I haven't had any regrets in my purchase!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2002

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 4 cylinder from North America


A pretty good car


Fuel injector.



* These all occurred around 70,000 miles.

General Comments:

I drove this car pretty rough and she handled fairly well under the circumstances. I would recommend it for students.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2001

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L multi fuel port V6 from North America


Get one with decent miles, quick, looks great


Water pump blew, needed to install a rebuilt one, $80.

Starter went out, $315 for a new one.

Needed a new battery and alternator, around $200-250.

Not good gas mileage at all, maybe I need a new part, I get around 15 miles per gallon, sometimes 10 or 11.

Front sway bar has broken, I still need to fix that, it makes a clunking noise.

General Comments:

Very good looking car for the money. I love my car, it just has too many miles for a car made in America. I wish it only had 15,000.

I am pretty tall, I am glad I don't have to sit in the back seat. It is tiny. Very comfortable ride, kind of bumpy.

It is pretty light for it's engine, pretty quick too, it can keep up with a lot of cars. It could handle better.

I wish it was more reliable. But it has been a pretty good car, nothing over a couple hundred bucks to fix it, and I got a good deal on the car.

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

Review Date: 18th May, 2001

17th May 2002, 22:11

I agree with the speed thing. I can keep up with an iroc z-28 (automatic 5.0 t.p.i.) with my 94 z-24 (5-speed 3.1mpi). However not with the gas mileage thing. I get between 15 and 19mpg in the city, but about 35mpg interstate. Either way it's a nice car that's competitive. I beat a few newer z-24's.