Bought new is 21 years old..took her to the car doctor today and it got a new Battery, New Alternator. Fan Belt for Electrical System runs like a new car again plan on keeping for as long as she runs😊
Most reliable car I ever owned!
I bought my 2000 Cavalier coupe brand new. Red with the tan interior. 3 speed automatic, 2.2 engine, had the little fin on back & a CD player. Good basic car. I drove my cavalier for 16 years with no major problems. The tires that came new on the car weren't great and needed changing around 40,000 miles. Other than oil changes, a muffler, and a tune up at 100k miles, i had no problems. Then at 169k miles it developed a short and kept eating batteries. Nobody could find the short. Then my gear shift cable came off. After the 4th battery in a year, I sold it for $900. That was 3 years ago. The guy fixed it up for his teenaged son. It now has over 200k miles on it. They disconnect the battery when they park it.
Best 600 bucks I've ever spent. LOVE my Cavalier.
I bought a red Coupe a couple months back. The dash is in almost pristine condition (unlike most Cavaliers), only has one crack on the top trim by the windshield. It has 220,000 miles but runs and drives like new and straight as an arrow. The transmission is jumpy and downshifts when you go uphills or when you step on it though. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it 1,000 miles or more. The gas mileage is incredible.., Now the bad: blinkers don't work (short in the wiring), A/C doesn't work, windshield is cracked all the way across. The interior could be more comfortable too, the seats are kinda stiff. And the exterior shows it's age well. The clear coat is cheap and peeling all over, rear quarter panels and frame are rusted (another typical Cav thing). And the driver door barely closes unless you slam it. Overall though, the solid engine and how amazingly reliable this beast is makes up for the cosmetic stuff. These cars do hold up well as long as you keep them up on regular service. (The last person that owned mine very obviously didn't hence why it's kinda rough). I will never regret buying this car though. If you're looking for a cheap very reliable car and if you're lucky enough to find one of these relics in decent condition you should definitely buy it. You won't regret it. 10/10 rating.