1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance151000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Most reliable car I will probably ever own

Faults:

I have replaced the CD player on warranty.

Did some maintenance fixes:

Battery at 90,000 km, 8 years old.

Changed the front brake pads at 105,000 km.

Change the alternator belt at 120,000 km.

General Comments:

This is the most reliable car I had; other than maintenance oil changes every 5000 km, I have not needed to fix anything.

I still have the original factory tires on the car! Still not on the wear bar either.

The driving has been good; it's peppy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2011

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance175500 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Great car that just won't die

Faults:

Fuel lines and brake lines rotted out at 167,000 miles.

Rotors wear kinda fast, but I buy the cheap ones.

Battery went.

Some body rust.

Power steering line went at 173,000.

Exhaust went out at around 170,000 miles.

Trunk latch rotted out, and now my trunk is held shut with a bungie strap.

General Comments:

Car runs AMAZING for having over 175,000 miles. The engine turns over 2 times at the most, even in the winter, before the car starts.

Does not leak a single drip of any kind of fluid. Drives great down the road, and is unstoppable in the snow. I've driven down roads with at least 8 inches of snow on them, and it goes fine.

A/C is still ice cold.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th September, 2010

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L twin cam from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4L twin cam Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired159500 kilometres
Most recent distance162500 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Underrated

Faults:

I bought this car about 2 months ago, and it's been great. Nothing has gone wrong, other than the car dents VERY easily. Also it makes a rattling sound at around 2000-2500 rpm; I'm pretty sure it's just noisy valves.

General Comments:

Alright, so I don't beat the crap out of my car, but I like the push it sometimes, and I was very surprised by what it can do, it's still surprising me. This car takes corners nice and smooth, and the acceleration is the best part about this car, it had no problem leaving my buddy's Subaru Legacy 2.5L.

Today I was driving down the highway when I saw a Dodge Stealth R/T non turbo. One thing led to the next, and we are at a red light, we both want to race, it goes green, I get him off the start, and I don't know what, but I missed 2nd gear... OK, he's gone, so I get my s**t back together and catch up to him at the next red light. Here we go, he thinks I don't know how to drive. I'm looking over at the other light waiting to go red, count to 3, can punch it! And I got him off the start, again hit 2nd with a nice chirp, and he is about half car length behind me, hit 3rd and I was 2 car lengths in front for him before I even hit 4th gear. And I thought I would lose to it... I was hoping it wasn't a turbo Stealth, but it wasn't.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2010

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Fun while it lasts

Faults:

- Motor (a new one was 5,000, a rebuilt one 2,000)

- Brakes (emergency and ALB)

- Cams (which are like a grand to fix)

- My dashed cracked when I turned on the defrost. (cause they are extremely cheap)

General Comments:

I have had my Cavalier for a few years now.

Frequent oil changes; I take very good care of this car, I LOVE IT! But it is at 98k miles and already needs a new motor! And the emergency break has gone out.

The engine is always making some annoying sound that costs lots of money to fix.

I've had problems with the cams, the brakes, just about everything. Don't get me wrong, I LOOOOVE this car and I wish I could fix it, but it's just not worth it.

It runs great... while it runs, I'm telling you!!! Don't bother!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th January, 2009

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 38 reviews