It's a fine all-around vehicle
The top dashboard plastic piece, next to the windshield, cracks every three years or so.
The speedometer lights stopped working for about four months, and suddenly came on again, and have been working since.
I've been driving since the late 1950s. The best car I ever had that was also purchased new, was a 1969 Chevrolet Nova. My Cavalier has surpassed that, and any other vehicles I ever owned.
The car handles well and is maintained religiously. I've only replaced a front wheel bearing and the fuel pump. The can is maintained every 6,000 miles (with oil changes every 3,000 miles) by a family-owned garage. I never was happy with the service performed by the dealership.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2006