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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired25500 miles
Most recent distance29600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A kick-ass rocket that delivers power and performance!

Faults:

The rear suspension was worn out and the car's rear end would jump out on curves after running over cracks in the road. Because the rear suspension was bad, the anti-lock brakes would engage almost every time I stopped. The suspension was easily replaceable and the car handles well.

There was excessive noise in the trunk area that I cannot seem to figure out. I have taken out everything in the trunk, including the spare and the tools and it still makes noises. This only occurs around 25 to 40 miles per hour.

General Comments:

This car is the best car I have ever owned. I had a 1987 Z24 Cavalier that I owned for seven years and 180,000 miles until the engine gave out. I liked the car so much that I went out and bought a new one.

I have put on aftermarket parts on my new car such as white-faced gauges and carbon-fiber altezza taillights. The car already came with K&N Filter and aftermarket exhaust pipe when I first bought it used.

I'm planning on installing an aftermarket computer chip on the car because the stock chip has an extremely low maximum speed. I was able to hit close to 110 miles per hour in 4th gear. Being the racer I am, I would like to see exactly what the car is capable of!

No real complaints about the car in general except for the excessive noises in the trunk area. If anyone knows how to solve this, I'm all ears!

Some of you may be wondering why I wouldn't buy this car again in the future. The reason is because General Motors stopped making Z24's and 2002 was the last year. The top of the line Cavalier today is the ecotec with a 2.2L engine that produces 140 horsepower. Why settle for an 8-valve engine when you can have an 16-valve engine that produces 150 horsepower with unlimited potential. I hear you can jam a supercharger in it for $4000 bucks and the horsepower output is around 230 to 250 horses! There's a company in Toronto that specializes in General Motors and has superchargers for cars like Z24's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2003

13th Aug 2006, 13:16

General Motors still produced the z24 until 2005, in mid/late 2002 I believe, they started using the 2.2l ecotec engine which in my opinion is a far superior to that 2.4l quad 4 remake.

5th Jun 2007, 13:18

To the reviewer; the 2.2L Ecotec engine has 16 Valves with a dual over head camshaft and produces 140 horses as opposed to 150 for the 2.4L Quad 4. Both engines are capable of doing the 0-100km/h in about 9.2 seconds. The Ecotec is just a more reliable design and the Z-24 was still available until 2005. It basically became a trim package.

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 Litre from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 Litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 kilometres
Most recent distance99700 kilometres

Summary:

It is my baby!

Faults:

Well, first of all, I LOVE MY LITTLE CAVALIER! I bought this car used. First thing that went wrong, my reverse gear was making a bad ticking noise. I got that replaced under warranty. Second, the engine went, this car is only 3 years old! A new engine put me out $6,000.00. My baby is running good now.

General Comments:

It's a good looking car, very sleek and sporty. Helps that I tinted all the windows.

I like how it's small and compact, it's a cute car.

Like the small back seat, this means, I am not obligated to being a taxi driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2002

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 door Coupe 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

One heck of a ride

Faults:

So far nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Although I've only had this car for a short time, I've fell in love with it. It's fast, shifts easily, and doesn't just guzzle gas. I've raced it several times and I've beat a camaro and a civic. For the price the car can't be beat. I only spent $5400 on it, and it's been the best money I've ever spent. I'd recommend this car to anyone who wants an affordable car that looks great, and is fun to drive. The only bad thing I can think of about it is pops out of reverse frequently, which to me is no big deal. It doesn't come with a tachometer (which isn't good), but it isn't expensive at all to add one. In all this rambling all I want to say is it is a really sweet ride. Go buy one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

15th May 2009, 14:04

I own a Chevy Cavalier and I blow the doors off a Camaro more than once. I race Mustangs and Trans Ams all the time and haven't lost yet.

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