2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Convertible 2.4 from North America


Great performance car for the price


Drivers door actuator failed which caused intermittent locking and unlocking of the door using the key less entry.

Windshield wiper delay began to work intermittently due to a faulty circuit board and windshield wiper motor.

The two lowest speeds on the fan switch failed due to a faulty circuit.

All were fixed at the local Chevrolet dealership in my town. Only the wiper delay circuit was covered in my warranty. However, the warranty did cover a rental car which was great because the dealer had to keep my car for 3 days.

General Comments:

Since I have owned the car, I have made the following upgrades to my car which have only improved gas mileage, handling and the looks. Eibach suspension, Ractive sway bars, 18" rims, performance tires, AEM short ram intake. The car now handles and performs 100% above what it was originally designed to off the assembly line. Stock, the Z24 is a pretty good car for the money, however thank the heavens above for aftermarket performance engineers!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4(LD9) from North America


Get what you pay for.. Cheap thrils!


29000 miles " Theft " light came on and stranded me twice. Was a bad ignition switch. covered under warranty. No reverse lights now.. bad "reverse switch " on transmission (I will fix soon)

General Comments:

This car has surprised many people. I can smoke many V6 cars because the Z24 is fairly light and has a great torque curve (powerful engine). Get the 2.4 liter 150 hp if you want great performance period) Its nice do drive a pretty quick car that you don't have to rev up to 6000 rpm just to get power-as you do with Jap cars front seats get Real old quick.. not firm enough. Handles well enough, but not a real sports car.

I drive 72 miles per day and get between 28-36 MPG! 34 avg..that's great!

Dash rattles.. turn up the stereo!

Scott NH.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2004

28th Oct 2007, 18:23

Poor review. Z24 is clearly a sports car.

21st Dec 2009, 21:04

Yeah, the Z24 doesn't get that good mpg cuz I have to fill up my tank about every other day, and I only drive mainly 60 miles per day. I had a 1992 Cavalier and it got better MPG than my Z24, so it probably only gets about 15-17 city, and maybe 20-24 highway... but the 2.4 twin cam DOHC is a good engine though.

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 from North America


You get what you pay for Z24


Over all the car has been OK. But, two manufacturing defects that seem inexcusable are a clunking in the front end when turning the steering wheel, and an improperly sealed windshield that makes for lots of wind noise. I believe the car has not been in an accident and the windshield is a factory defect... even though GM will never acknowledge that! Good thing the stereo is reasonably loud, cause you might not hear a lower powered radio at highway speeds. Also one speed of the heater fan does not work. Overall it's a decent car, but I don't think a car of this age would show these problems if it were an import.

A friend also owns a plain 2000 Cavalier with an annoying dash rattle which appears at 1200 rpm. 7 trips to the dealer have failed to correct the problem, including a new motor mount, exhaust hangers and partial dash disassembly.

General Comments:

These cars depreciate quickly... with good reason. They perform great when fairly new, but fall apart prematurely. Overall a decent buy for the money, but I think I'll choose something else next time. I'm afraid to own this car for the long haul.

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

Review Date: 19th February, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L from North America


I love it


As usual, I have been through a couple of sets of brakes, mainly due to my driving habits.

I have had to get the sending unit changed out twice, and the fuel pump once.

Both of these were covered by the dealer. :-) No cost to me at all.

General Comments:

I am just so let down that I can't get my car to break 0-60 in under 5 seconds. I know that it is a stock 4 cylinder, but when you watch the Fast and the Furious, all you need is a decal and you're set.

In all honesty, this car has proven itself as being far more valuable than the 13.5 G's that I paid for it with the extended warranty. I would highly recommend this car to anyone who is considering a new vehicle.

By the way, with a little bit of work you can easily get the car above 140MPH.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2003

8th Jun 2008, 20:12

I have a question. What did you add to make it go past 140?