2003 Chevrolet Cavalier VLX 2.2 Ecotec from North America
A very good economy car for the price!
3 weeks after I got the car, a valve on the fuel return line got stuck open and it sounded like a diesel engine when idling. The dealer fixed it for $90.
The back window got unglued and there was water leaking inside the trunk. A $140 fix...
The fuel pump went bad during a very cold winter month. The cheapest new pump I found was $240, and labour was $145.
The console light bulb for the shifter was burned, fixed it in 15 minutes and for $0.80 while the dealership was asking the previous owner around $100.
For an economy car, I really love my Cavalier. This coupe looks really good and it goes a long way on a tank of gas. The ride can't compare to my previous car (1994 Pontiac Grand Prix), but for a compact I find it to be above average.
Good performance from the engine, although the tranny requires a little time to get used to.
Hope to keep it for a good while without it needing costly repairs, but parts are usually cheap.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th May, 2010