1999 Toyota Cavalier tz 2.4 from Australia and New Zealand
Looks good, performs well,great value!!
The floor mat moved up under accelerator pedal and jammed it on full throttle.
The cause of the throttle jam wasn't immediately obvious.
Brakes OK, but really had to jump on them in an emergency compared to the Zafira.
Not much headroom.
Heard from a Toyota dealer here in New Zealand that they have repaired many with burnt wiring loom. The problem stems from a faulty water pump. He reccomends keep an eye on the water pump for small leaks which is the precursor to large problems. He otherwise say that owners invaribly hang on to the vehicles even after the expensive repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th October, 2005
14th Dec 2005, 20:32
I have found that you have to use the original key in the ignition or the wiring system fails (eventually).
9th Oct 2007, 09:44
I find it rather interesting how people praise the Toyota Cavalier will rag on the Chevrolet Cavalier even though they are made in the same factories. It just goes to show how personal perceptions influence attitudes and how people respond to good customer service. And MY toyota service experiences have been FAR less than positive. That being said, I test drove a Hyundai Excel, a Nissan Sentra, Toyota Yaris and a Chevrolet Cobalt this spring when I had to buy a car after mine was wrecked. I looked at the paint, the interior materials, the build quality and how well each car drove and how quiet it was and me and the wife both picked the Cobalt.