Never Again! This is actually my second (and LAST) Cavalier!
I used to own a 1998 Cavalier Z24, and it never had ANY issues, but then it was totalled in an accident in 2004, and my insurance company cut me a check, so I went out and bought an 01 Cavalier Sedan from the car auction, thinking it would be good like my 98 model.
Boy was I wrong! It overheats when I idle in traffic, gets horrid fuel efficiency because of the mechanical problems, I just had a few major repairs done as well, (see my list of repairs)
And I DO keep up with the manufacturers maintenance, but they found sludge building up around the engine, so this Cavalier's days are numbered.
My check engine light came on steady, and when I went in for an oil change they ran the diagnostic on the computer and saw it was an emissions message, and replaced the 02 sensors.
With the monthly repairs I have been paying for, I've decided I may as well make payments on something new.
GM has just lost another customer for LIFE. I am going to the Toyota dealer next Saturday to pick up my new Camry, and have this headache of a car sent to the scrap yard.