2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Sedan 2.2 Ecotec from North America
Not bad... but you get what you pay for!!
Nothing has gone wrong with the car. However, I have had to take it back to the dealership once to get the brakes inspected. Ever since the day I drove it off the lot, the brakes made a grinding noise regardless of how long the car previously sat prior to being driven. Sounded like a dragging brake shoe. Dealer inspected and told me it's normal... so I continue to drive with noisy brakes.
Otherwise, the dash is already starting to rattle. It hasn't gotten too irritating yet, but if it gets much worse it will go back to the dealer!
I really like the styling of the car! It looks very sharp, but I can't seem to get comfortable in it! My 130 mile round trip commute is rough on my legs! I find myself getting stiff easily in the car.
It's way more than I ever needed/wanted. All I wanted was 4 doors, automatic and a/c. But, with all the GM discounts I couldn't beat the price brand new of $11,300 for the top of the line package.
The 2.2 Ecotec has plenty of power and zips around smoothly! Power-wise, this was an easy transition from my 200K mile Bonneville!
I'm confident I'll get 200K out of the power train. My body will have to adjust to the stiff seats and ride!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th October, 2004
2nd Nov 2004, 06:25
I had an 02 Cavalier and the brakes were noisy on that as well, until the car warmed up. Dash noises are just part of the package. For happy motoring, change the fuel filter every 6,000 miles, the car will run much better that way. I am surprised to hear the seat comment... I found mine to be very comfortable, if a bit low to the ground.