1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L from North America
Decent first car
Alternator went a month after purchase from previous owner (mileage estimate 104,100).
Having trouble starting it because of suspected low fuel pressure (I just hit the gas while starting the engine, seems to work for now).
Gas mileage has not been up to par (possible O2 sensor problem).
I haven't owned it too long, and despite the alternator going and minor mechanical problems, it's a decent car.
As for comfort, it is a bumpy ride. You can feel EVERY little bump in this car. Seats are alright, I've been on some long drives in this thing. Heating and A/C work awesome. Don't like that my model doesn't have tilt steering, but I got used to the wheel position.
The cup holders are also in weird places. Have to open the center compartment to use second and third one. Ashtray is also weird, doesn't open up very much, I just use the front cupholder, it has a removable rubber insert, so it's easy to clean.
The car doesn't seem to have much power when taking off, but when it gets going, it will easily overtake others.
Handling is alright, but has that sort of 'touchy' feeling; don't know how else to explain it. It feels like a cheap car, which it is, so fair enough.
Pretty cheap to maintain and repair. Also cheap to run. My MPG isn't that great at the moment, but I still don't spend a whole lot on fuel compared to others.
Overall, it's just another cheap car that has some good things going for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th October, 2012