4th Feb 2003, 18:55

I have nothing but GOOD things to say about my 94 Cavalier. I purchased it new, and have been very fortunate. I was initially concerned; however, when within the first couple months, my drive 1 and drive 2 went out. I took it to the shop and the mechanics found radiator fluid in my transmission. They replaced the transmission (under warranty) and the torque converter (it had ballooned). Since then, I've never had to do anything to it, other than maintenance. I drive it about 80 miles a day.. it never fails to start, even when it's 20 below. Currently, I have 205,000+ miles on it, and it runs great.

5th Feb 2003, 17:00

I bought my 94 Cavalier in 2000 w/74k miles w/no leak & freon for $18k. My work mech. put freon in it, now it freezes me out. My "cavie" has only two break downs. The first one was in the 8 months & it was the alt, not a problem. The second, was the water pump at 102k. Other than that, it's been a great car! I love my Cavalier w/115k miles, and looking forward to the 200k mark!

Mario in Davenport, Ia.

25th Feb 2003, 15:16

I bought a used 1994 cavalier, was advised that the lady who owned it always took it to a certified mechanic, then I saw her service books and was shocked at how often she had it fixed.

After I had it awhile it had a problem of coming to a shaking stall out. You could drive it on the highway for 300 miles at 70 miles an hour and as soon as you took the exit and stopped it would shake to a halt. Something in the transmission $300.

Head gasket leaking, replaced $300. The alternator quit on the highway at 11pm in the pouring rain.. $200.plus $60 for the tow..

Now the turn signals are not working and I still have not found the flasher.

I won't buy another Cavalier they are inexpensive to buy, but they nickle and dime you in repairs.

2nd Mar 2003, 21:59

The flasher for the turn signals is under the dash near where the toes of your left foot would be if you stretched out your legs. It is about a two dollar part.

7th Dec 2003, 21:13

I believe everyone should own a Cavalier. I own a 1994 Cavalier, my RS has 122,000 miles and still running strong. The only problem I have is keeping tires on it. I drive her everywhere. Cavaliers, in my opinion, run great, drive smooth, and when treated right with regular maintenance should last forever. I'm looking forward to seeing the 200,000 mile roll. Thank you Chevy.

30th Jul 2004, 16:10

I love my 94 Cavalier I have had it about two yrs. now and I haven't had any major problems except now I need a flasher, but other than that no problems. It's a great car and I will get another when this one dies.

18th Feb 2005, 14:45

I bought my cavy with 125,000 miles... I am now up to 212,000, and only do an oil change about 2 times a year, and it still runs... It could survive Armageddon!!! I now plan on buying a 92 z24. hope it does the same.

18th Jun 2005, 10:16

Ya we had one that hit over 200K miles, but the body was shot. Ropes were holding the doors together. Salt in MA killed it. I'm reading reviews because we might get another one.

27th Jan 2007, 13:03

I just got a 94 cavalier 4 in 2007, it ran really good the first day I had it, the second day I had it my fan belt fell off, the third day I had it my antifreeze froze which caused the water pump to break, and I've only had it for 3 days, but I really really luv the car and hope it can be fixed which I will be finding out very soon.

19th Aug 2007, 20:44

I owned a 2002 chevy cavalier, I recently traded it off. I was stupid!!! I never had any problems with it it had 88,000 miles on it and everyone told me not to trade it. someone had one that I know, a 1995 and it had 200,000 miles and she never changed the oil in it since she was sixteen and she's now 20. it still runs. so anyone who is thinking about trading off their caviliers don't do it you will regret it trust me.

11th Apr 2008, 16:54

I bought my used 94 cavalier a year and a half ago. It has 55,000 miles on it now, I bought it with 33 thousand miles. I bought it from a old lady. I have had to replace the battery and an alternator and some tires. It runs great besides those few repairs.

16th Jan 2011, 15:48

I purchased a 1994 Cavalier 2.2L over a year ago. I've put 15k miles on her since, now nearing 190k total.

No forward drive for 10 minutes after first morning start.

Left rear drum stays locked after braking.

Her shocks/struts are beyond gone.

Considerable front end damage.

Only driver's side PDL works.

Steering pulls to the left.

She's loud.


She passes smog & delivers me to point B always.

Insurance & registration are cheap.

Easy to work on.


Find one for $500 & drive it 'til the wheels fall off!