1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 9 of 10

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carGeo Tracker

Summary:

I wouldn't trade it for anything

Faults:

The only thing that I had a problem with was the electric window modulator.

General Comments:

I had a problem with the electric window modulator, which wasn't even a problem since it was covered under warranty. My windows were fixed the very next day and I haven't had a problem with them to this day. Other than that, the five years I have owned this car has been a breeze.

The car handles great. It whisks around sharp turns without any problem. It runs very smooth.

I enjoy the interior. It's not only stylish, but it's very comfortable to me.

It might have only four cylinders, but It has some pretty good pep to it. Especially on the highway, I'm used to a Geo Tracker that goes from 65 to 45 up a long, tall mountain, but my Cavalier goes straight up without any problems even with increasing speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2003

26th Mar 2008, 20:51

The Cavalier was the first car I bought, and I like it a lot. It's a good car and runs very smooth for a small car. I have had a good amount of repairs, but so does any car at 1,000, but overall I would recommend a Cavalier since parts are cheap to repair.

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A good looking, peppy car

Faults:

The Rotors have to be replaced regularly.

The Engine Mount was replaced.

The Shocks were replaced.

General Comments:

This car has alright acceleration. It will beat a Honda Civic off the line with no problems.

GM should have put a little more thought into the sports model. It could have used a turbo.

The car does look pretty good though, it can turn heads if it is cleaned up and has a few accessories on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2003

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Twin cam from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4L Twin cam Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 kilometres
Most recent distance116000 kilometres

Summary:

Very good car in all fields for the price

Faults:

The the other owners of the car had it replaced the clutch, the oil pump and the rear suspension.

The clutch was replaced at about 50 000km (I wonder was they did with it) and the oil pump and the suspension at about 70 000km.

But for my part, I've nerver had any problem with and I ask this car quite an effort sometimes, but still in his the rpm capability.

General Comments:

I really love this car for it's acceleration and it's look!

The engine gives you what you want when you ask for it. The amount of torque is it's strong point. 155 pounds/feet with 150 horsepowers are good numbers for the size of that car!

The interior is quite simple, but it does the job. The audio system (stock) is very good. You can turn the volume higher and it'll give a lot of bass for a standard audio system.

The seats are comfortable, but it is not a high class car, so don't expect to have a cough in that car. But compared to it's competitors, it is pretty good.

However, I think that the brakes are not so good. On icy surfaces or on wet asphalt, it is difficult to break sometimes. Maybe it is because the ABS system is coming in too fast.

So, in my opinion, this car is really worth it. Not too much expensive. Very good performance and quite a good reliability for my part. And if you give me the choice between an Honda Civic or an Acura Integra, it'll be easy. The z24 comes in first place for me!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2003

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 kilometres
Most recent distance81000 kilometres
Previous carNissan 300ZX

Summary:

Not much fun, but a good buy!

Faults:

Spark plug wires have needed replacing--engine missed badly in humid conditions. This was covered by warranty, it is a known problem.

Car seems to have used up its first battery rather quickly.

Minor leak on front windshield seal.

General Comments:

I have spent less than $100 on this car in 3.5 years not counting oil changes. That's tough to beat.

It's not exactly a thrill to drive, but it has enough power to pass on the highway and the handling is solid and predictable. Has more low-end torque than most 4-cylinder cars.

Four adults fit quite comfortably--much better than a Protege or Corolla, for example.

The fold-down back seat is very convenient.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2002

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