Cheap and reliable means of transportation!
Replaced front brakes and rotors at 54,000 miles (normal wear) $77.00
Replaced plugs, wires, and faulty ignition coil at 56,000 miles (normal wear) $87.00
Passenger side air conditioning vent broke around 76,000, that was my fault. Car interior is made of cheap plastic parts.
Replaced front brake pads and rotors at 100,000 miles (normal wear) $89.00
Replaced water pump at 115,000 miles. $42.00
Replaced radiator cooling fan at 123,000 miles. $109.00
Replaced rear turn signal socket at 125,000 miles. $8.00
Replaced front turn signal socket at 135,000 miles. $70.00
Replaced rear drums, brakes, and all hardware at 142,000 miles. $59.00
Replaced broken transmission shift linkage at 144,000 $59.00
The car has been a very reliable commuter car, but is a cheaply made vehicle. Parts are cheap and fairly simple to replace if you're a "do-it-yourself" kinda person.
I use this car to travel to work since I travel around 56 miles per day round trip. The cavalier averages about 24-26 in the city and around 28-29 on the highway.
I purchased the car for $3800.00 (U.S) and was well worth the money if you don't care about aesthetics, creature comforts, parking lot door dings from discourteous drivers, or your children and pets making unusual works of art on your interior.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2008