1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier CS 2.2 from Israel

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired187000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

Reliable, fast, nice looking, not so comfortable

Faults:

Faulty alternator - fixed, 80$.

Battery - 120$.

2 injectors - 120$ each original.

General Comments:

The most reliable car I have ever owned. I wanted to buy a Lumina, but my wife wanted the Cavalier. So for her birthday I bought her the Cavalier. I love the smooth ride, but the Cavalier is not so comfortable as the Lumina is. Personally, I prefer Citroen cars (I own a Citroen ZX too; it is much more comfortable than the Cavalier).

Overall, it is a strongly built, good handling car. Acceleration is very fast. It can carry you anywhere.

Good on fuel consumption: in the city it does 1L/8.5KM, and highway 1L/12KM.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2011

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 dr sdn LS 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance173502 miles

Summary:

We have enjoyed this car immensely!

Faults:

I replaced the factory battery at five years!

Needed to have 2 injectors rebuilt at 100k miles.

Serviced Trans at 100k miles.

Coolant system serviced and refreshed 100k miles

Serviced and re-sealed ac system at 170k miles.

2 wks ago the timing belt tensioner went out causing the belt to slip and thus bend 2 valves!

We still have the original factory shocks and struts on the car!

General Comments:

My wife and I purchased this car three days after our first (of 3) child was born. The dealer tried to push us into a Geo Prism but I wouldn't budge! I'm glad I didn't. This has been without a doubt the best vehicle my wife or I have ever owned! It's only left us stranded twice, once when my wife ran out of gas and just 2 weeks ago when the timing belt tension-er went out causing the belt to slip and thus bend 2 valves! We are in the process of getting the engine and trans rebuilt and have her back on the road soon!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2008

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance173000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

I think it is very dependable

Faults:

I purchased this car from my neighbor who bought it and never fixed it. I have loved this car. It has had high miles since I bought it and still does. I've had to replace the starter 3 times, but I believe that's due to the idiots who fixed it for me the 1st time. Basically general maintenance though. Had to replace the clutch at 125,000 but that's not bad for as many miles as its had. We also got in an accident on the freeway and it was dented pretty badly, but amazingly my kids were OK. It does fabulous on gas mileage and can plow through the snow pretty well.

General Comments:

It is a little cheaply made, but performance wise I don't think you can beat it.

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

Review Date: 24th October, 2007

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired275000 kilometres
Most recent distance375000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Worth every penny, and it's not many

Faults:

Starter is misaligned, but still works fine; just takes one or two turns of the key.

Dash is noisy, rattling around.

Both rear hubs have been replaced and ball joints in the front.

E-brake is broken.

Brakes are done regularly, but I put 100,000 km on it in a year.

General Comments:

One of the most reliable cars on the road, this thing has never left me stranded and given some proper maintenance, it will go forever!

A 4 cylinder domestic engine with near 400,000km is unheard of. I am here to prove that this thing is going forever.

The previous owner did a head gasket, but that was driver error, in that he overheated it after blowing a water pump (check the temp gauge smart guy).

If I was recommending a commuter car or second vehicle, this would be it. I will drive this car anywhere; no trip is too far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2007

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Cheap and fairly reliable commuter

Faults:

Ignition module went at 100000.

Wipers stop in the up position 120000.

Windshield washer motor died at 110000.

Wheel bearing replaced at 130000.

General Comments:

I commute 120 miles a day at 70 plus MPH. The car gets about 33 MPG and hasn't had too many problems, although the ignition modules are expensive. The car is good in snow and rain with proper tires. There is no rust and paint still looks good. I could do $2500 in repairs and still be cheaper than a corolla... sorry, but true toyota people.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2007

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 30 reviews