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How hard is it to find a nice clean Z24 these days?
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 8:35 AM
Looking to get my hands on a nice clean, 2-door 2.4 liter Cavalier. I have nationwide search/email alerts on a couple sites but I rarely get alerts because they seem lik they're hard to find.


Are they going to get harder to find as the years go on? I am looking for a Gen 3 (1995-2002 I believe is the last year they made the 2.4liter).


Rust free.

Re: How hard is it to find a nice clean Z24 these days?
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 8:37 AM
Joe Jones wrote:

Looking to get my hands on a nice clean, 2-door 2.4 liter Cavalier. I have nationwide search/email alerts on a couple sites but I rarely get alerts because they seem lik they're hard to find.


Are they going to get harder to find as the years go on? I am looking for a Gen 3 (1995-2002 I believe is the last year they made the 2.4liter).


Rust free.




Sorry, I forgot to note: I WANT A MANUAL TRANSMISSION. Not an automatic.

Is it very hard to find a 2.4l with manual transmission?
Re: How hard is it to find a nice clean Z24 these days?
Sunday, September 08, 2019 12:41 AM
Re: How hard is it to find a nice clean Z24 these days?
Sunday, September 08, 2019 10:21 AM
Grab that one. They are rare as hen's teeth !

After my ordeal with a little old lady turning left in front of me (see thread about it) I was unable to find another 5 speed Z 24 listed online in the whole country !
I had to fix the car myself (don't get me started on insurance companies) and purchased a 2000 Z24 convertible with under 60k miles.
It's an automatic, but it's now my "Good Weather" car which will live in the garage, and the coupe is the winter car.
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Re: How hard is it to find a nice clean Z24 these days?
Monday, September 09, 2019 8:20 AM
Steve B. wrote:

Grab that one. They are rare as hen's teeth !

After my ordeal with a little old lady turning left in front of me (see thread about it) I was unable to find another 5 speed Z 24 listed online in the whole country !
I had to fix the car myself (don't get me started on insurance companies) and purchased a 2000 Z24 convertible with under 60k miles.
It's an automatic, but it's now my "Good Weather" car which will live in the garage, and the coupe is the winter car.




Didn't even know there was a convertible version Z24.


I want a manual transmission, period. My current Cavalier is a four-door manual. I just wish I had that extra 30HP out of that 2.4L than my 2.2L and I could probably live with it.
Re: How hard is it to find a nice clean Z24 these days?
Monday, September 09, 2019 1:37 PM
Joe Jones wrote:


I want a manual transmission, period.
The one I posted a link to above is a 2.4L with a 5 speed manual transmission, or that is what it says anyway.
Give then a call. It might be a longs was off, or not, I don't know where you live. Anyway, if it suits your needs, it would be worth a plane ride to buy it and drive it back home. Cash would likely get it for quite a bit less than their advertise price too.
Re: How hard is it to find a nice clean Z24 these days?
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:16 PM
A few clicks after reading that ad says "Spradley Kia" is in Pueblo Colorado.
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