Agreed. I owned a 2000 that I LOVED. I only traded it in because I traded it for a Corvette!
You bought a car from a rental agency. You can't expect too much. They don't take care of their cars. As long as they last a year or two and make them money, they're happy.
Seriously, put the money into the car and once it's fixed up you'll have zero problems.
In fact, my grandmother just gave up her 1986 cavalier, which was in great shape until someone totaled it : (
So what did she buy? A 91 sunbird... the same exact car as a cavalier!
My family has had 4 cavaliers over the years and never had a single serious problem with any of them.
To be honest with everyone I love my cavalier. It is the first car that I ever purchased and haven't regretted it a bit. The only problems I have had with it are the brakes; because the cavaliers brakes are so small they need to be changed so often. My next car will probably be another cavalier.
GM is offering you a $500 OLC when you bought the vehicle used? from a rental agency? WOW! I'm impressed.
All I can say is I love my car. I am a strict GM customer and will continue to be.
It would seem to me that your problem was the rental compaany, but now is maintenance. To fix your car troubles, I recommend learning more about your car. Research it over the internet. Maybe then you will actually realize that your are being ripped off by repair shops.
I have a 2000 cavalier and have had very few problems, mainly dealing with the factory stereo. First let me say this to you, this car is not a Mirage so don't try to drive it like one. And second the fact that you were actually naive enough to buy a rental car does not give me any sympathy for you. So go take some automotive repair classes and think for at least a second about what you are doing before you run out and buy a rental car next time.
I own a 97 cavalier and absolutely hate it. I bought it from a large, respected dealership, and have had many problems. First of all I've gotten 3 recalls on the car, which doesn't seem too promising, and makes me wonder if the car is even drivable, how can such problems be overlooked? I've had many problems with my brakes, even after replacing all components. They make a loud, odd, clapping noise when I try to stop quickly, or if I'm on a hill, or even when It's raining outside. My radiator light constantly comes on whenever I make a turn, even though it's full. I;'ve heard this complaint from a few others I know too. Hopefully GM has worked out all the problems by now.
I have owned 5 Cavaliers. I currently own a 2000 z24 which is AWESOME! I bought it new and I am still in love. Not one problem has happened.
I hate to say this to you know, but ex rental cars should NEVER be purchased. These cars are registered as fleet vehicles, have been poorly maintained and not to mention been driven to heck. They will usually be a nightmare to own. I have a 2002 Cavalier VL sedan that I purchased used from a one owner lease and I have not had a single problem with it.