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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 26/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 1645 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

My Thoughts

By on Friday, September 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Good on gas, reliable, good in the snow."

Cons: "Shifter head comes off easy, old stereo, loud."

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

First day I brought her home!

"This is my first vehicle and I must say it's been very reliable. I've had the car for about 3 years now and I've had very minimal problems with it. The most I've had to do to my cavalier is back brake pads and wheel bearings(when I first purchased the car), new CD player because the factory one it had was too old for my liking and I wanted a USB port for my iPod, and just last month I had to replace the front brake pads, wheel bearings and rotors. All of that was done over the course of 3 years and that's been the most that was wrong with it. And of course the wear and tear from the previous years. And I do keep up with my oil changes regularly, in fact I'm due for my next one at the end of next month. Overall a very good car to have as your first one!"

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

First day I brought her home!

2005 Cavalier: A great little car

By on Thursday, September 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"We've had our little Victory Red '05 Cavalier for over 6yrs and just can't complain much about it. Past 2yrs have put most of its miles since we got it with only 48K on it. I had an older Cavalier and one a year older than this one and I have to admit they are tough little cars. Yes they will have things go wrong when their miles get upward of 100K but most have been maintenance, tires, realignments, brakes, wiper blades, oil changes, shocks/struts, serpentine belt, etc. Once they hit about 150K things like radiator fan relay, oil sensor, idler arm, wheel bearings needed fixed but they did a fine job. This car gives a decent ride, not luxury but didn't buy it for that. Gives a sporty/peppy ride, strong brakes, nice pick-up, and very good MPGs. Ours is mixed and usually in the mid-upper 20's MPG. Change its oil, fill with gas, give it an occasional car wash and it will serve you well for many years to come. Just wish they didn't discontinue it just when it was moving into the very reliable class."

Car has driven me to work and back

By on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good car to get you from point A to point B"

Cons: "Air conditioner does not work. Needs service."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

Damage

"Car is very reliable. I have kept up maintenance (have recent maintenance paperwork) and has all new tires. This car has driven me to work and back which is 25 miles one way. Cloth seats and floor rugs do not have a single tear. Dashboard is cracked and air conditioning needs service. I loved my car but needs right front body work due to damage. CAR STILL STARTS AND ENGINE SOUNDS SWEET! Radiator needs replacing. Asking $800 but will negotiate."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Damage

I've driven this car for 1,000 miles. I like it.

By on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Price, drivability, style, gas maileage"

Cons: "Crash worthiness, reported reliability"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned 1 1989 Cavalier and two 1993 Cavaliers, all positive experiences. My '00 was prepared by the used car dealer very honestly with new exhaust and brakes and everything working. I like the size and the style of this car, a very big draw for me. Being a Z-24 it has sporty suspension which is slightly firm which I like. I especially like the fuel mileage. I drive mostly country-type driving, not highway, not city and I honestly have averaged slightly over 29 MPG. I don't need the back seat so I plan to remove it to help the MPG number a tad. Being the car is 14 years old I like that it is slightly unique, cheap from a purchase, insurance and property tax perspective, and if some Bozo hits me or a Cretin door-dings me or worse in a parking lot I won't have a stroke. Some surveys say 2000 Cavaliers have reliability issues and this Cavalier 'generation' is on the low side of crash-worthiness but I'm happy to play the percentages as I drive pretty conservatively. I own a 2011 Malibu which I take on long trips and this car will extend the life of my Malibu. I do know there are probably other vehicle selections which would be better technically but I am satisfied with my choice; [yes my vain appreciation of the styling] the Cavalier is performing fully how I had hoped it would. Should my feelings change I will write another review."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great Car

By on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have had for 2 years now and never had to do anything to it except oil changes and a power steering flush!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Car I've Ever Owned

By on Monday, July 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price, works great"

Cons: "not a lot of room for bigger people"

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

"It looks sporty, drives very well too. It doesn't cost too much which can be great for people like me, but it doesn't feel cheap. Mine doesn't have any fancy features, I use manual windows and the same with locks..... no fancy stereo or electric seats or anything. BUT thats why i got it, it doesn't have all these features (but those can be purchased later on), but what it does have is reliability. Never had a single issue with it and i have had it for a few years now. Also the MPG isn't too shabby!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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