1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 6 of 10

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles

Summary:

Perfect for me.. and for you

Faults:

I blew the engine and had to replace it for $1600.

The gas runs out fast...

When going over railroad tracks, the car is not cushioned.

General Comments:

This car is awsome when it comes to a teenager.

Handles turns and passing cars like a dream.

The seats are soft and in great condition.

Back-seat has plenty of room for 3 people.

Picks up speed when needed.

Sunroof is awsome when going to the beach and on bright shinny days.

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

Review Date: 11th July, 2005

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2.24 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.24 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Faults:

Lots of front end work was needed.

Brakes, rotors, ball joints, calipers need to be replaced often.

Wheel bearings and tire rods needed to be replaced.

Some acceleration issues. Doors freeze easily in winter.

Car was recalled by GM in 2004 for an ignition problem.

General Comments:

In all, it has been an attractive, decent, sporty little car.

I live in the Boston area, and it is not really good to drive in the winter time.

I bought it used a few years back, and the vehicle history showed no accidents or major repairs.

The mechanics who fixed the front end cited it as "wear and tear"

The car itself is comfortable, and rides well most of the time.

There used to be a high pitched noise when I would start it up, but the sound would eventually fade.

Pretty decent on gas.

Watch out for this one, some of these cars may be better than others.

I honestly don't beat up this car at all, as it stays local in the city, and I was surprised at all the work it needed.

In all, about $3000 in repair costs.

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

Review Date: 3rd June, 2005

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe 2.2 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles

Summary:

Taking a chance with this one

Faults:

Entire front end needs repairing.

Brakes, calipers, ball joints, wheel bearings needed to be replaced.

Was recalled in 2004 by GM due to ignition issues.

Horn works about half the time.

Makes a good deal of noise upon startup. It quiets down when it's on the road.

Some steering and handling issues. Tire rods needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

This model is questionable. Many used car dealers sell the Cavalier Coupe 1998-2000 models, and many of them may be considered lemons.

I bought it used, and immediately needed to charge the AC coolant, etc.

It's a sleek sporty looking car. I drive the black coupe and is in mint condition, very clean and spotless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2005

9th Mar 2006, 18:31

I have recently bought a 97 Rs Coupe in pristine condition. I have not had any problems with this car it runs great and is maintenanced properly. It had 71,000 miles on it when I bought it. I think if these cars are taken care of and not abused they will run longer and have better performance.

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Love

Faults:

The water pump went out.

The heater cord went out.

The fan belt broke.

The glove box latch broke.

The lever to lean the driver's side seat back completely broke off.

The passenger's side seat does not move.

The back seat does not go down as it should.

General Comments:

With all these problems, I still love my little green monster! I love this car! It's been wrecked and had tons of flats, but it was reliable. Yeah a few things went wrong with it, but no car can be perfect. I actually just traded in my little green monester today for a 2001 Cavalier, but I will miss my green one because it was dependable and I loved it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2005

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance77500 miles

Summary:

The 1998 Cavalier is very reliable

Faults:

There was a recall to fix a potential problem with the ignition, but the dealership handled the situation and I never had any problems.

On hot, summer days it may take a few tries to start up the engine. This is never a problem on cooler days or when the car has not been sitting directly in the sun.

Sometimes, the brakes squeak.

General Comments:

I love my cavalier. I have had a wonderful 4 years with this car and I am not ready to trade it in yet!

The tires have lasted for years, even in Michigan where I live.

For being a small car it holds up quite well in rain and snow which we get a lot of here!

The car is comfortable, reliable, and cute.

I would definitely recommend a cavalier to anyone who wants a sporty, reliable vehicle that gets excellent gas mileage!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2005

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