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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 1622 Ratings for the 1995 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    7.9/10
    Styling
    8.0/10

I Love this car! great 1st car!

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fairly low to maintain, very smooth shifting"

Cons: "easily dented trunk"

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

"I absolutely LOVE this Car!!!I Have had this car since 2005. I bought it used. I remember when My Dad first test drove it. It shifted so smooth you could hardly feel it shift. I instantly fell in love. The cost of keep up has been very low. I had an accident in 2006 (minor repairs to the front of the body) I have ran it out of oil and a while back blew the radiator. it has it's quirks like having a faulty radio that fell out when a accelerated or went over a bump and also drained the battery. That must have been previous owner's doing by "up grading" the sound system. Once I had my new sound system professionally installed that was never an issue. Unlike the most modern drivers I didn't mind manual locks and windows; and even though it gets to be 110 degrees here it never provoked me to fix my A/C. (that was a nice deterrent to keep people from unnecessary use) I drive it almost every day so, yeah, ... it has a ton of miles on it. If you want I reliable, very dependable car without all the fuss of new power this and that, I highly recommend this car."

GREAT VEHICLE HAD IT FOR A YEAR RUNS GREAT !!!

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,923

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "AMAZING CAR, VERY SAFE, YOU WOULDN'T REGRET IT"

Cons: "A/C NEEDS COOLANT, AND MOTOR NEEDS TO BE FIXED"

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

"THIS CAR IS A GREAT CAR , ABOUT TO GET A NEW CAR THATS THE ONLY REASON WHY IM GETTING RID OF IT. IT ONLY HAS TWO PROBLEMS THE A/C & THE MOTOR IM SELLING IT FOR ONLY 2,000!! YOU CANT MISS OUT ON A CAR LIKE THIS ITS GREAT ON GAS AND A GREAT LOOKING CAR IF YOU LIKE 2 DOOR COUPES, THE PAINT JOB IS NICE, BRAND NEW TIRES, GREAT RADIO SYSTEM, CD PLAYER, GREAT CAR FOR TEENS!"

GREAT VEHICLE HAD IT FOR A YEAR RUNS GREAT !!!

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,923

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "AMAZING CAR, VERY SAFE, YOU WOULDN'T REGRET IT"

Cons: "A/C NEEDS COOLANT, AND MOTOR NEEDS TO BE FIXED"

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

"THIS CAR IS A GREAT CAR , ABOUT TO GET A NEW CAR THATS THE ONLY REASON WHY IM GETTING RID OF IT. IT ONLY HAS TWO PROBLEMS THE A/C & THE MOTOR IM SELLING IT FOR ONLY 2,000!! YOU CANT MISS OUT ON A CAR LIKE THIS ITS GREAT ON GAS AND A GREAT LOOKING CAR IF YOU LIKE 2 DOOR COUPES, THE PAINT JOB IS NICE, BRAND NEW TIRES, GREAT RADIO SYSTEM, CD PLAYER, GREAT CAR FOR TEENS!"

Gets me where I need to go.

By on Thursday, April 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,500

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "compact size gets me out of tight spots"

Cons: "cup holders are inconveniently placed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"The gas mileage isn't bad. It doesn't have the fancy features but I figured I could at least get a CD player or maybe even a cassette player."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Gets me where I need to go.

By on Thursday, April 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,500

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "compact size gets me out of tight spots"

Cons: "cup holders are inconveniently placed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"The gas mileage isn't bad. It doesn't have the fancy features but I figured I could at least get a CD player or maybe even a cassette player."

Great Car

By on Sunday, March 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"It's a good car; great on gas mileage and is dependable. Only problem I have with it is space, since it's a two door, it is a little hard to climb into the back seat, but the space back there is adequate. Overall great car though."

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