Water pump shed an impeller blade.
Front shock absorbers shot.
Entire exhaust system replaced due to corrosion.
Fuel filler pipe leaked.
Both rear wheel bearings rumbling.
Drive shaft gaiters both split.
Gearbox seized up.
Rust around the wheel arches.
Self adjusters on rear brake shoes seized.
Despite all the problems with the car, I can't praise the car enough.
When I received the car, it was in an immaculate condition.
It had been garaged and had no rust anywhere.
The owner had it serviced regularly.
All I have done to the car is give it the scheduled oil, fuel and air filter changes. Changed the brake fluid and sparks. The brake pads and shoes have also been changed.
I use the car every day, starts on the button and I regularly red line it.
Considering the way I have driven the car, I'm really impressed that it still runs the way it does.
The best aspect of the Cavalier in my opinion is the ease in which repairs can be carried. This is a really easy car to work on. If you own one, take care of it and it will take care of you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2008