1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 3 of 11

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles

Summary:

Cheap and reliable means of transportation!

Faults:

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

General Comments:

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

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Get vehicle you're wanting to buy inspected by mechanic you trust first before you buy

Faults:

I didn't notice the things when I first bought the car.

Rack and pinion gotta be replaced.

Right front wheel hub assembly has stripped bolts (was hidden behind hubcap)

Driver Seat headrest broken (lol dunno how I missed that). Could snap my neck or bad whiplash.

Problem with Transmission. Kicks with the slightest touch of contact with gas peddle. Causes problems with fuel consumption.

General Comments:

Second car I had within a span of 8 months. I didn't notice the thing had been rebuilt till I bought the wretched thing. It has problems with the slight touch of the gas peddle. As suck it has the gas cunsumption of an SUV or something bigger in the cities. Shady dealer wouldn't do anything to help me with all the problems the car had before I got it.

As soon as thing is paid off (if it lasts that long), I'm selling it ASAP before something does happen to break. Gets decent highway mileage. City mileage is horrible.

It handles OK. Due too bad transmission it sometimes doesn't go when I want it too and had a few close calls, living in a city with my bad driving habits (who doesn't these days lol).

On long drives it isn't so bad having cruise control staying at a constant speed and not having to touch the peddle consuming more gas. Seats are comfy enough being just an inch below 6 feet.

Also the dealership I dealt with does their own safety inspection so they probably didn't want to spend to much money to safety the thing.

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

Review Date: 25th September, 2007

14th Dec 2007, 02:56

Hello again, I am the original poster of this 99 cavalier review. Well it happened to late for me. The car went before I could get rid of it. Head cylinder had a crack and was gulping down more coolant faster then I could gulp down Pepsi. I have swapped it at an even trade for a 93 chev S10 blazer. Thought I put a fast one on him too. I found out the thing had a bad heater core and now it's Winter. I also found out the hard way that the thing is a permanent 4X4. I didn't even know they made those then. The dealer and I both got screwed with crappy vehicles. My luck keeps gettin better and better.

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles
Previous carChevrolet 1994 Ford Proe GT

Summary:

Very reliable car

Faults:

Front side marker lights leak water and corroded terminals.

Engine burns oil - 1qt/5000 miles from 80K to 130K, 3qt/5000 miles from 130k and up.

General Comments:

Very reliable car - Never had the car in for service in 185k of driving. Only routine maintenance; oil, filters, brakes, tires, & spark plugs have been replaced.

The engine is fairly strong for the size and weight of the vehicle. Acceleration is decent and makes it fun to drive.

Fuel economy has been very good. 29 to 31 mpg in 70/30 hwy/city driving. 32 to 34 in all highway.

Handling is/was very good making a twisty road fun to drive. Handling has gone down hill, but routing maintenance items (struts) need replaced.

A/C is excellent - Never been serviced and still is better than nearly all new cars.

Interior has held up very well. Seats are good for local driving, long trips can get uncomfortable.

Exterior & paint is very good. Some of the black plastic trim has degraded; paint (white) looks and shines up like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2006

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