1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.4 from North America


A piece of junk., Stay away from this model


I've had to replace the timing chain 4 times.

Vibrates badly when stopped for red lights.

General Comments:

This car has left me stranded 5 times and has had constant problems since the warranty expired.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th May, 2003

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 from North America


Sporty, but not worth the repairs


Basic oil changes and routine check ups.

My car stalled once in 99, but it ended up being nothing. It started a minute after it stalled.

Starter was replaced due to a recall last year.

My cruse control stopped working last year.

I've been in 4 run-in's with my rear bumper and not a scratch on it. I even dented my brother's driver's side door on his 96 Nissan 200 SX ($1000 damage for him and none for me).

My battery died 4 times, but it was also 6 1/2 years old and just needed to be replaced at 69,000.

My check engine light was on for 2 months and my mechanic said it was nothing, well nothing turned into my most expensive problem. Plus, I had to go through 2 mechanic shops for them to find out the problem. Just to find out what's wrong with my car is going to cost me $268.00 and that doesn't fix anything. My Oil and Water Pump need to be replaced as well as my serpentine belt which is going to cost about 2,000 (1700 is just labor). My oil pump could be a cause of bad gas, but has a kit to fix so cheverolet knows that it's a problem.

General Comments:

Even with my most recent complaints and the few things that have come up I still like my cheverolet, especially my power windows, locks and sunroof.

If it wasn't for the oil and water pump issue I would still love my cheverolet.

Though I am debating on whether I'm just going to junk it and get another one or pay to have it fixed.

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

Review Date: 10th February, 2003

15th Aug 2004, 18:29

I have a 96 cavalier...lets just say its been in the shop 6 times and the price has never been under $200. I've been warned about gettin this car and the year range. I don't recommend buying one. and yes the check engine light was on on my car too for a while, but shut off on its own..who knows. I cannot stand this car and I want to trade it in...cute, but awful car.

11th Jun 2008, 16:21

Why don't you just fix it yourself? You could save the $1700. It's not that hard to replace the water pump or the oil pump. It just takes time.

27th Nov 2009, 12:54

I've had a '94 Cavalier since 2002, and it's one of the best cars I've ever owned. It has the 3.1L and all the options of a Z24, but none of the badging. It's so vanilla, it's actually white - quite a sleeper. My only complaint is that it's a rust bucket. I had to drill a hole through the driver's side door and bolt the door shut because the latch mechanism was so rusted, but that's how much I love this car.

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS V6 3.1L from North America


Fast, good looking, reliable for a low price!


Only the air conditioner screwed up buts that's not a problem for me.

General Comments:

This car is just fabulous.

When I start it in cold mornings it always starts at the first try.

The power that the V6 gives me under the gas pedal his something, even if it's a little bit costly on the gas.

The interior looks great! The seats are comfortable and gives me the support I need when I take the curves.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2003

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 3.1 from North America


For an older used car, Very fast


Transmission replaced at 77,000 miles.

Heating unit only allows heat (no A/C) to blow through the panel vents.

General Comments:

I was surprised the power this car still had when I got it. Even now, it still takes off fast.

Haven't had any problems besides the transmission.

Put only high performance fluids into it (Premium gasoline as well).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2002