A good sports saloon
Brake pads needed replacing at 6,000 miles, again at 17,000 miles, yet again at 23,000 miles and for the fourth and final time at 37,000 miles.
Electric windows malfunctioned at 20,000 miles.
Tyres wore very quickly.
Power steering failed at 28,000 miles.
Petrol cap failed to shut at 38,000 miles.
The Cavaliers tyres and brakes wore very quickly.
But it was almost worth it thanks to the brilliant handling and performance.
Power steering failure was its only serious fault.
On the plus side the Cavalier was a very comfortable and spacious car with good equipment levels.
A bargain at £12,000 for a well equipped sports saloon.
Depreciated rather quickly and sold at £5,000 three years later.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th April, 2006