In my short life I have owned only one vehicle so far, by default the best vehicle I have ever owned would have to be a 2000 Chevy Cavalier. This is my first and only car I have had. But there are many reasons why I like the car, and would claim the Chevy Cavalier as the best vehicle I have ever owned. If I didn’t like it I wouldn’t write about it.
My Cavalier is a dark green 4 door car. Cavaliers are smaller cars, but there is still plenty of room in them despite what they look like on the outside. On the inside when I’m driving, I have plenty of space, as well the person sitting next to me in the passenger seat. When talking to people, most of them think the car has only 4 seats, but it actually has 5 which is great when you want to go somewhere with a group of people. Also the trunk is very spacious too for how small the car is. I love to camp and I have fit enough camping gear into that car for four people, that’s a lot of room.
A great plus to my Cavalier is the car gets great gas mileage. The engine is small, a 4 cylinder 2.2 liter the car is quick but it gets great gas mileage. This is awesome in the economy when it seems like gas prices spike every week if not everyday. I would say that the car gets about 30 Miles Per Gallon(MPG) when its not tuned up. When the car has fresh maintenance (this would include proper tire pressure, good spark plugs, good brakes, keeping up on transmission fluid, etc.) I would have to say it gets anywhere from 32-36 MPG. This is estimated on the highway but still very good no matter where you are driving it. It’s nice to be able to fill your cars tank for forty dollars, instead of one hundred.
Another great plus about this car is I have had to make only a very slight amount of repairs. I got the car with about 100,000 miles on it, I’ve had it for about 5 years and have put just under 100,000 more on it. When I first got the car I put new struts on I,t that was the most costly thing I have had to do to it so far. Since then I have just changed the oil as often as it is needed, as well as air filter, spark plugs, all that good stuff. Just the minor maintenance that every car should have. I’ve never had any trouble starting the car it’s never died or anything, the worst thing that has happened is a dead battery from leaving the lights on. The brakes last quite a while on the car too, as long as I don’t drive like an animal. I have talked to many people about Cavaliers and no one has said anything bad about them. I have one friend that has gone through many Cavaliers and he said the least amount of mileage he got out of one car was 300,000 miles. He said the most he has gotten out of one was over 500,000 miles. This car is perfect for anyone looking for a car that isn’t too flashy that will last a long time, and my car didn’t even cost me that much.
For the maintenance and up keep I have had to provide for the car, it is never expensive. The car is small and of course it’s made in America so the parts are always easy to find and usually pretty cheap. I don’t think I have ever had to spend more than fifty dollars on parts for anything in the car except for the struts I replaced and of course tires. I know sometimes with cars changing the oil or maybe light bulbs can be a pain, but for my Cavalier I have never had trouble finding anything or even needed to use a manual to figure out how or where to access anything, this makes up keep very easy and doing it yourself you can save more money.
This car is nice inside and out I’ve driven it in all seasons in Michigan and it has very little rust on it for being a 12 year old car. This is saying a lot especially if you know the winter season in Michigan is full of salt that eats away paint on vehicles. Now my cavalier isn’t some famous car anyone would brag about all the time. But this car is very decent for how they’re priced, defiantly the best thing I’ve ever spent my money on and I would recommend this car to anyone. The 2000 Chevy cavalier is the best vehicle I have ever owned.