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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 1624 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

Very reliable over a long time

By on Sunday, April 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 139,162

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "gas mileage, reliability, dependability"

Cons: "small interior, center console design"

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

"This car holds up through lots of wear and tear and high mileage. Hardly needed much repair or much maintenance. Good gas mileage, easy to handle and held up under the hot desert sun."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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."

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