1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 cylinder from North America
Heater core failed and replaced.
Driver's side rear wheel bearing cracked and was replaced.
Starter motor failed and was replaced.
Trunk lid release lever in cabin failed before I purchased the vehicle, and the previous owner rigged a mechanism with some wire to circumvent it... which I then broke after I filled the trunk with wood!
The Cavalier and the GM J-body are things that car-people like to hate nowadays, and it's not hard to see why. They are uninspired, design-by-committee type vehicles attempting to swindle pseudo-patriots out of their money who would otherwise be better served by buying a Civic, Corolla, Protege, whatever, but won't because they don't trust the Japanese.
Oddly enough though, the Cavalier in general proved to be something of an underdog, bravely soldiering through its miserable, thankless existence. It was somewhat reliable, and whatever did go wrong could always be cheaply fixed. Its no-frills design, construction and materials did their job, although sitting in the car, you could not help but think to yourself that it could be done way better with a little bit more effort. The materials were cheap to the point of immediate failure, and the ride was not at all comfortable nor sporty.
It did its job, for what it's worth. It was a car for a student that worked part time, and granted it could be better, but I also didn't spend money on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th October, 2015