1996ChevroletCavalier Review By Richard Truett

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Toyota Cavalier

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Chevrolet’s new Cavalier has taken off the space shuttle.

In just its year on the market since a overhaul, the Cavalier has rocketed to the top of the sale charts.

The Cavalier the top spot without any rebates or tomfoolery because it is a solid, value-packed automobile.

You are going to a hard time finding a compact that, for the money, as many safety features, as room and the same amenities as our car, a sporty Cavalier

In many import showrooms, doesn’t get much. At a Chevrolet you can’t spend much on a Cavalier unless you opt for the sporty model.

If you’ve sworn off American cars — and who blame you based on some of previous clunkers — be very pleasantly surprised at the Toyota-like quality.


In Chevy Z has come to mean performance.

But let the Z24 moniker fool you. other Chevrolets with a Z in the (Camaro Z28, Monte Z34), the Cavalier is mostly and not much go. It’s sporty-looking but not fast.

The Z24 does deliver performance, and it can be fun to drive. However, if you tire-screeching performance, you’ll to look elsewhere.

Unlike other double-overhead cam 16-valve the Cavalier’s 2.4-liter Twin Cam need not be revved hard to strong acceleration at low speeds.

engineers tuned the 16-valve, engine to deliver most of its as it is revving up. The 2,788-pound Cavalier away from a traffic fairly briskly, offers mid-range power and cruises and efficiently on the highway.

Previousincarnations of the 2.4-liter GM Twin Cam were called Quad 4, and developed as much as 195-horsepower. But GM has overhauled this engine.

balance shafts cancel and several of the engine’s components, as the power steering pump and are mounted directly to the engine. eliminates parts, saves and reduces maintenance.

Except for oil the 2.4-liter engine is designed to go a tuneup until it reaches miles. Even the radiator lasts that long.

Our car came equipped with a manual transmission. But I also a Cavalier Z24 with the optional automatic. Although the Z24 with the transmission shifts smoothly, I the car with the automatic. It performed and was easier to drive.

The Z24 has a stiffer system than standard The ride is semifirm and compliant in instances. Some larger in the road can make the car lose its and bounce hard, but that happen often.

I was very impressed with the agile, sharp turns our car c ould make. The turning is 35.6 feet; that’s U-turns are no problem, and maneuvering awkward parking spaces is a But the Z24’s braking performance be improved.

The Cavalier needs brakes. Although the anti-lock works smoothly, the front drum brakes don’t confidence in hard braking. don’t feel as if they enough stopping power. on all four corners might be is needed.


It’s no that the Cavalier feels much like a Toyota. In the Chevrolet Cavalier is called the Cavalier, and the steering wheel is on the side of the car. The car marks the time Toyota has put its name on a car by another automaker.

When you sit inside a Cavalier, it evident why the car is good enough to a Toyota badge. It has the same features, smart design and feeling of an import.

The dash, and interior break no new ground in of style and layout. The shape of the is safely conservative, with all the switches and controls placed easy reach of the driver. also are simple to use.

By the rotary knobs mounted in the of the dash below the radio, the air can be adjusted without diverting attention from driving. The and windshield wiper are controlled by switches behind the steering You don’t have to reach the wheel to operate anything.

The seats, however, may be a bit too firm. I found it difficult to get comfortable, because the upper portion of the is too straight.

The rear seats forward and open a passage to the for large items.

Our test car with just about you could want in a small air conditioning, cruise control, windows, mirrors and remote-controlled locks, cruise control, AM/FM cassette, rear defroster and more.

If you are in the market for a and have your heart set on a Civic, Ford Escort, Corolla or Dodge/Plymouth Neon, I giving the Cavalier Z24 a solid in the tires. You may find, as I did, none of the others will as little maintenance as the Cavalier and few can the value.

Specifications: Base price: Safety: Dual air bags, brakes, side-impact protection, running lights, front and crumple zones Price as $15,840 EPA rating: 23 mpg city/33 mpg Incentives: None

Truett’s Chevy’s Cavalier Z24 is a balanced, well-built machine that reasonable performance and excellent

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