27th Aug 2004, 21:10
It is NOT normal to replace both the rotors and the pads on any car after 30,000km. Rotors should last 200,000km if maintained properly. My neighbour had similar problems with his Sunfire (same car). GM is famous for brake rotors that warp. As for the other stuff, it SHOULD have been covered by warranty. Contact GM directly and complain.
14th Sep 2004, 02:54
I am amused with the audacity that anyone would write such a comment. You clearly did not read my complaints on the vehicle or my review. I never once mentioned any racial slurs in my review, referring to Japanese cars as "rice burners". I also differentiated from japanese cars and KIA/Hyundai as I am fully aware that they are form Korea. Next time you write a comment A) get your facts straight, B) read the entire review to its completion prior. I posses extensive knowledge of vehicles and I am well aware of whats is within reasonable expectations of repairs and what is not. The repairs I have had to have done to my Cavalier are unacceptable for any vehicle.
6th Dec 2004, 10:22
If you want someone to "steel" your car, I suggest you try a foundry or an iron works!
3rd Sep 2007, 09:50
My sympathy for having so many unwanted problems with your car. May be you should sell it while you can. Research and find a suitable and reliable car for your needs through this website. May be a 1994 Buick Regal 3.8 or a 2001 Toyota Corolla with low mileage.
6th Sep 2008, 17:18
The statement that it is abnormal to replace rotors and pads on ANY car after 30,000km is absolutely untrue. Rotor and pad wear are a function of use and depend on the driving cycle the car is subjected to. For example, if the car is a commuter car with lots of fwy driving, of course the pads and rotors are going to wear longer. If used in frequent stop and go application (i.e., pizza delivery), they can be gone in as little as 5,000km or less. This is why no manufacturer warranty’s friction material (pads or shoes). Without knowing the driving cycle, it’s impossible to definitively state normal rotor and pad wear beyond several thousand km.
9th Dec 2009, 09:10
Exactly, my Mitsubishi Evolution 8 required pads every 8-9,000 miles, and those were $400 pads for the set. Rotors warping? Yeah, like every car hasn't done that before. Guess my dad should sell his Civic because it rattles, needed two wheel bearings and front rotors too! Worst purchase ever, right?
Well, whatever, that just shows to me that the Cavalier is a pretty decent car.