2001 Chevrolet Cavalier VL 2.2L from North America
GM should be ashamed of itself
Strut mounts at 34000km's.
Brakes sticking at 11,000.
Needed new rotors and pads at 39,000km's.
New fan motor at 34,000kms.
Wiring harness repair at 41,000km's.
Wipers sometimes stop working whenever they feel like it.
Stalled on the highway.
The car handles considerably well and takes off when it needs to.
The car is very solid with thick doors and the body panels sound thick.
The sound system is excellent compared to most vehicle in this class.
On the bad side, the engine is quite loud and the Anti-lock braking system sometimes engages while braking over a bump.
This vehicle is at the dealership every 4 months or so for one problem of another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th August, 2003
23rd May 2005, 20:57
I have a 2001 Cavalier 2door. I have 74500km on it and have only done 1 brake job which was about 2000 km ago. The reason that the ABS comes on when you hit a bump is because your wheels are slipping when they lose contact with the road, this is how the brakes are supposed to preform. I think it is a great car and agree with the strong points that you have outlined.