Used Chevrolet Cavalier

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256,000 miles and she is just now starting to go!

By on Monday, March 4, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 256,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable car"

Cons: "Not a looker"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I drove my 2002 Chevy Cavalier off the dealer’s lot with just three miles on it. Eleven years later, she is just now starting to show signs of wear and tear, although the exterior has been sporting rust for the last five. If I could, I would drop the money for repairs to keep this car going because it has been a champ, but the $1000+ fixes are probably better spent on a down payment for a new ride. That said, this car needs major work (for the first time ever), and yet it still hasn’t left me stranded when I am out and about. I will be sorry to see it go."

22 people out of 22 found this review helpful

First Car

By on Monday, October 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Gas saver"

Cons: "cheap interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"It is a nice first car for someone who just wants a car. Its cheap and a good gas saver. Dont expect alot out of the engine though. I got up to 100 mph and I did not want to go up to the 110 which was the spedo max. But still $35 is lasting me 2 weeks of gas. Thats school, work, and friends. Nice starter car. Please beware of the interior! The dash will crack under heat!"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Great College Car

By on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,500

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Cheap to maintain, very reliable, great mileage."

Cons: "Tiny, noisy interior, uncomfortable on long trips."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I got my Cavalier 2 years ago as a graduation gift from my parents. A family friend had the car before me, and he wrecked it. The car was a total loss, having been run over by a tractor trailer. I pieced it back together, fixed the damage, painted it, and put it back on the road. It gets 30 mpg highway, and is extremely reliable. The only thing I've changed in two years are the oil (obviously), and the brake pads. On the road, there is a lot of wind noise, tire noise, engine noise, well, it's just a noisy car. There isn't much sound deadening material. Cruising on the highway, anything bigger than a Honda Civic will absolutely blow you off the road, literally. I have never been in a vehicle that gets blown about as easily as this one. In addition, after about an hour behind the wheel, the seats seem to lose all their padding and you can feel every piece of metal in the seat frame digging into your rear, and the suspension always seems to bottom out, no matter what it is you run over, be it a pothole the size of Crater Lake, or the hair off the back of a passing deer. All this aside, it is a peppy (but by no means fast) little car that is very easy to drive, handles reasonably well, and is perfect for a beginning driver or as a commuter/college/work car."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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