Chevrolet Classic Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Classic LS 2.2 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

In general the car's a good one

Faults:

Turn signal noise clicking fast at random, but does not cause turn signal lights to flashing.

Fuel pump went out at 92,000. Replacement pumps are very expensive.

General Comments:

I'm having problems with the turn signal noise coming on randomly and clicking fast. It's hard to find information on what the fix is. For prior cars you'd change out a $10.00 controller and be done with it, but this looks like it will be at less $200.00 And that's just if they get it solved in the first try.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2010

12th Oct 2011, 21:16

My fiance's mother has an 02 Blazer and it has the same problem. It's a simple fix, but is VERY annoying.

2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2 DOHC Ecotec from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 DOHC Ecotec Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Everything just works, and it gets you there for cheap

Faults:

Circuit board on wiper motor. Replaced from the junkyard for $35. Loads of these cars in junkyards, so it's easy to find parts.

General Comments:

Me and my girlfriend bought this car together mainly for her. I was skeptical because I tend to stray away from American cars. I've always had good luck with imports and so I've stuck with them. I used to have a general bad view of American cars. This car has changed my outlook towards American cars. It's a lot better than I expected.

I was expecting all kinds of little problems and the build quality to be kinda bulky and cheap. In some areas it is but nothing noticeable right away. It has a nice interior design, not too flashy not too boring.

My girlfriend does most of the daily use back in forth to work in this. I only drive it on vacations and on the weekend. This car just gets the job done. Everything works when you need it to, and quite comfortably. Every summer we take a 3 hour drive vacation each way, and I have recorded 35mpg with the A/C on most of the way. It's hard to find 35mpg in a midsize sedan. You would think the 2.2 ecotec would lack power for how big the car is; not at all. It gets up to speed nicely and does it without revving the engine too much. I forsee this engine lasting because of that reason.

Since I've praised it this whole time, I will add my little gripes with it too.

The transmission usually shifts into overdrive before you really want it to, but it still accelerates nicely.

Since the car is larger with a light small engine, I notice wind catching it more than usual. I have to counteract the wind more than similar cars with V6's. The engine can be a little noisier and not as smooth at idle than you would expect, but it doesn't really bother me unless I'm sitting at a red light with no music playing.

If you need a safe practical car that will meet your needs and get the job done without completely boring you, this car is for you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2010

2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2 ecotec from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 ecotec Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired46600 miles
Most recent distance55100 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

Pleasantly surprised

Faults:

Front suspension "squeaking" noise. I fixed this myself with dry graphite lubricant at the front swaybar/bushing.

General Comments:

Ecotec engine runs quiet and has adequate power. Smooth highway ride. I average almost 28 mpg in the summer.

Stock audio system is not very good to listen to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2009

19th Jul 2009, 17:47

There's a TSB for the squeaking noise which calls for replacing the strut seats.

2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Faults:

Had to have a ignition cylinder replaced. Have had to replace front brakes four times so far.

General Comments:

Good gas mileage, thirty one mpgs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th July, 2008

2005 Chevrolet Classic from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Excellent value

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

While my Nissan Sentra got better gas mileage, my Chevrolet Classic has generally cost me less to run. I haven't replaced anything but the oil in mine, so far. I plan to use only genuine parts when it comes to the coolant, brakes, etc., to keep it running smoothly. I would highly recommend this vehicle for comfort and reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2008

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 13 reviews