1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base 2.2L from North America
Reliable, safe, affordable, nothing special, but a good car
Front and rear engine seals were beginning to leak.
Stalled once or twice in warm weather, just when starting in the heat.
This car was not my choice, but I drove it for over four years without any major problems or complaints. It's a little basic, but nothing every failed on it. The road noise is a little high, but it's disturbingly reliable now that I'm thinking back on it. A pick up truck pulled out in front of me last week and we hit the side of it doing 60km. Instant stop, but air bags went off, front end crumpled. Not much left of the car, but the passenger cabin was fine and the two of us walked away with just a little stiffness and bruising. So, it's small, doesn't feel like much, but it saved my butt. So I might even buy another one cause I kind of miss this one now it's gone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2005