1995 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L from North America


Worth every penny, and it's not many


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


Cheap and fairly reliable commuter


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

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L from North America


The ignition cables went at 80 000 km.

The heater core went at 100 000 km.

The front bearings went around 102 000 km.

The engine & transmission mounts went at 105 000 km.

The defective breaks had to be completely replaced at 110 000 km.

Again, the heater core went at 125 000 km.

The head-gasket went at 135 000 km.

At 140 000 km the car went where it belongs, the junk yard.

General Comments:

Lots of annoying squeaks and rattles.

A nasty sloppy transmission, loose steering.

Horrid interior, tons of road noise.

No tachometer, just a light pops on to say shift up, real clever place to cut corners...

It was pretty good on gas, not a bad looking car.

Had a decent bit of power.

Overall I was not impressed one bit.

The GM service was horrible. Very expensive, poor quality work, that always breaks just outside of warranty. It made me feel like a sucker every time I stepped foot in the dealership.

There is a reason these cars have poor resale value, because its cheaper to buy a new one than maintain it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th January, 2007

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America


Great Car for 10 years


Motor Mounts went out at around 75K

Air Conditioning Compressor went out at around 75K

Oil Leak - needed new gasket at 75K

Didn't pass emission test at 82K.

General Comments:

Was a great car for 10 years. Almost no repairs needed. Then, suddenly at 75K, everything started going wrong with it.

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

Review Date: 4th February, 2006

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America


Great Car!


Replaced Alternator 2004.

The spoiler cracked.

Paint is starting to peel on the trunk and rust.

General Comments:

This is the first car I have owned. The car overall has been great!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2005

27th Mar 2006, 23:23

It seems that these cars work better as they get older. I've found that people who bought the car before 2000 hated it, and people that bought the car afterwards loved it. Very interesting. Personally, I bought the car in 2005 and love it so far... except for the head gasket repair.

20th Jul 2006, 10:12

Re - previous comment, I think the reason for this is that you can get 5 year old cavaliers for dirt cheap. People tend to be more willing to put up with blown head gaskets and oil consumption from cars that they spend $1200 for than from cars for which they spend $12000. I deal with problems left and right with my cavalier, but I don't complain because I only spent $1500 for it, I don't have to make loan payments, and insurance costs are practically non-existant. All things considered, it's hard to fault myself for buying this vehicle.