1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 3 of 10

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Good tuner car

Faults:

Worst car I ever had, but I still liked it.

So many problems.

Head gasket leaked.

Transmission leaked.

4 wheel bearings.

Exhaust broke right off manifold.

Ground wire rusted off due to lack of protection; fried stator, alternator and battery.

General Comments:

Worst car ever, but looked so nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st March, 2008

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 2.4 DOHC from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Reliable everyday car with some good power

Faults:

The belt broke at 175000 miles ($13.00 to fix) and the clutch is just starting to show wear, but interior is still in perfect condition.

General Comments:

This car is awsome at cornering I can drive 40 around a 25 MPH corner like nothing.

For the power of the car it is pretty good if you have a manual the automatic takes just a little bit longer to get up and go.

Interior is suprisingly really comfortable and roomy, the back seats are OK for space, but its hard to get bigger people in the back.

Trunk is big. I have two 12-inch subs and there is still a lot of room left to put stuff.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2008

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.3 / 10
Distance when acquired127685 miles
Most recent distance1998703 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

Chevrolet Cavaliers are junk

Faults:

I have had to replace all the running gear parts in the front end 3 times before it reached 185,000 miles.

The automatic transmission just started to act up and won't shift right.

I went from getting almost 37 miles per gallon to about 23 miles per gallon with no explanation.

I have replaced the EGR valve and the millage is still about 23 per gallon.

General Comments:

This is the worst car I have ever owned.

The fact that I have to worry weather or not I will make it to my destination when ever I get behind the wheel doesn't really settle well.

I have owned some clunkers in my day, but this is by far the worst.

In 3 years of ownership I have dumped more than $3700.00 into it.

I would not recommend this car to my worst enemy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th February, 2008

17th Feb 2008, 20:05

$3700 in a few years, that's nothing, we have a 95 chevy Corsica and we have dumped over 8 grand into it in just over a year.I do admit, it is a 13 year old car, but come on,the good part is that it's built like a tank, it has 169,000kms.

12th Apr 2008, 21:23

Dude, if you put $8,000 into a Corsica that has under 200kms, then YOU are the one that should be writing a nasty review! That kind of money I would put into a good truck or something, but a Corsica? Come on LMFAO.

25th Sep 2009, 04:31

Yeah no kidding, 8 grand, it looks like its made out of old tank parts, not built like one though...

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 DOHC Quad 4 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 DOHC Quad 4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired193400 kilometres
Most recent distance202500 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Best $5000 I've Ever Spent

Faults:

Alternator 201 000.

General Comments:

Absolutely love my z24.

Has very good pick up and suprisingly good passing power on the highway for such a little car.

It sat in the driveway for over a week in -25 weather not plugged in and one shot it was up and running, love how dependable it is. its suprisingly good in the snow specially out here in sask with all the snow. not a huge fan of how fast the ABS kick in.

But over all I love my z24 the look the speed everything about it. I don't care what people say about cavaliers I love mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2008

29th Jan 2008, 16:27

If you paid $5,000 for a '98 in '07, then you paid too much.

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 2.2 liter from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance164000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Ford Festiva

Summary:

This is the best car I have ever owned and will continue to own

Faults:

Water Pump, $189.00, 155,000 miles.

Heater Core, $400.00, 147,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love this car, it is a very safe car and runs whenever I need it to. It took me cross-country several times and ran better than most of the 4-wheels drives in the snow.

This car is very easy to work on for the small things, like tune ups, oil changes, brake jobs, and fuel filter change outs.

The only bad thing about it is, when I have to take it to the shop for repairs, the bill runs in the hundreds of dollars.

I would recommend this car to anyone. Cheap on insurance and for gas. 40 miles per gallon, and about $85.00 a month for full coverage for insurance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2007

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 41 reviews