2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 door coupe 2.2 4 cylinder. from North America
You get what you pay for, cheap!!
Where do I start? Bought the car used with warranty left to 60 000 km, just before it expired, I took it in to get thoroughly checked, and there was nothing wrong at all. Until I reached 63 000 km, and had no warranty left.
Relay switch for headlight quit working at 50 000 KM (warranty).
Brakes replaced at 53 000 KM (no warranty, regular wear and tear).
Steering column dried, needed lubrication; supposed to last the life of the car, but I have the problem again.
Both front struts needed replacing at 70 000 KM.
Rack and Pinion gone at 68 000 KM.
Ball joints in front are dry, rattle, and need replacing at 72 000 KM.
Brakes are dry and make the most horrible squealing sounds as I drive, but I have been told by the dealer that this is "normal".
Horrible pick up! Sometimes I wonder if I will be able to pass traffic in time!
So many rattles and squeaks, it feels as if everything is loose and ready to fall apart on me.
My first car was a Cavalier coupe, 1995, and this car was mint!! You sure can tell within the 5 years of my old car and my new one, how cheap they make the cars these days. For every repair I never had to make on my first car, I've had to make on my new one.
This car sucks, I don't recommend it to anyone who needs reliability. Nice looking though, and I don't mind the design of the interior. Have to work on the seat comfort, though.
If I weren't starting school in a month, this car would be gone, and I'd be driving a Ford Escape!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th September, 2003
2nd Jul 2004, 13:47
Well, Chevrolet has always had good cars. You may have not been taking care of your car. It sounds like you want to race all the time based on your comments. The Cavalier will put up a good road race, but if you were running and sprinting all day and no one gave you a break for a while you'd break down too. Think of your car as a person;don't overexercise it because it will get burned out.
1st Mar 2007, 18:52
Unreliable?? I have a 2002 cav 4dr and at 108,000 miles it has been the best car I have ever owned, I wish I had 2.