1997 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 34 reviews
"ride" 23 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"window" 3 reviews

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Plenty of power

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Nothing

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Cavalier Racecar — I have raced this car for one season and it is a top running car. Im currently working on it to get it ready for this season. But this is just a car strictly for play. Its got the 2.4 motor in it with a five speed transmission.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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mpg is great

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car was totaled before i had got it had problems with it the whole time i had it one thing to the next after the next drove me crazy but i delt with it cause i like workin on cars and trucks

97chevy1500girl
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Looks Good Drives Good Can Be A Pain In The Neck — it was a nice project to deal with either it ran or it didn't thanks to the loser who owned it before me thank you for totally screwing up a what once was a great car now it is in the hand of my ex boyfriend who had recently told me when the car dies he will run it over with his lifted jeep all i asked him was to make sure i am there loved the car when it ran but not wheni had to fix it cause it was never just one thing that broke at a time with that car not all cavaliers are like this just mine! thank you previous owner you are a moron!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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it has a hood scoop so its WICKED fast now

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the intake

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Wouldnt It Though — good on gas, parts are cheap looks ugly and boring, so theft is unlikely performs as good as a one legged guy in a ass kicking contest fun to drive as long as you dont like style' comfort, going far, etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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Everything

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Just needs a truck bed

cavaliers10
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Killer — I like every thing about this car they only bad thing is it needs a truck bed its got great power for a front wheel drive that little 2.2 is a great motor and great looks and very popular car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Ok ride

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Just mediocre

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 — I bought this car to replace the Blazer that I had been driving because I needed something with better gas mileage and wanted something that was more fun to drive. It did get better mileage, but it was only ok as far as a fun ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Good car for the cost. I'd change the timing chain setup right after buying to make the car last longer.

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Timing chain jumping without warning.

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Decent Vehicle For The Price — it was a great car until the timing chain jumped and blew the motor. it handled well and had decent fuel economy. driving in snow was a breeze. I had a 1300 system in it and ran it on the battery for 3 hours. didnt even phase the battery.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Cheap and fun

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Not much power stock

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97 Cavalier Z24 With 2.3l Top End — Overall a good car. Handled the snow very well. I've never been beat off the line with it. Never raced any all-wheel drive cars though! Lol. I had a blast the whole 5 or so years I had it. Sold it to my brother. Too many kids to sink money in for having fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Convertible Review
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It's fun.

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The dirtiness from the last owner.

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I Like It. — It handles great in the snow! I can't wait for summer when I can take the top down and enjoy the convertibleness! I bought it used so it's not in perfect condition, but so far it's a fun little car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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easy to drive has a good turning radius

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road noise

deansue2
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Good Car For Going To And From Work. Good Gas Milage — Just got the car a few days ago seems to run very good. Car was well taken care of has 111,193 miles on it and is in good shape.It pays to do routine maintenance. American cars will last a long time,just take care of them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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good gas milage

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its ugly

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Good Car To Drive Not Good For Looks Though — good driving car not good for looks though great performance a tuner not my car more of a muscle guy people call it ugly allot its a great car for taking a drive the paint needs fixed and the car is awsome

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Perfect Car For Saving Gas! By tglenn76

This car has been driven by my 19 year old son since his junior year of high school. It has been the perfect car for him! The two door coupe may not be optimal for a large family due to difficulty g... Read More

Great Transportation Car That Is Comfortable To Drive. By Nate

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

I Love My Car By VegasDoll

I really don't dislike anything about my car. I wish it had less miles on it than it does but that's about it. It has almost 170,000. But I've taken very good care of it and it runs very smooth and qu... Read More

Awesome Gas Mileage By kathrynroof22

This car is great on gas, and also is very reliable. There is nothing that i have to say about it that is negative. It handles very nice on snow and ice as well as wet roads! Perfect family, and commu... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

I Would Buy It All Over Again. By popovsd

Reliabale, never had any problems. Low maintenance cost. Still looks good. Compared to Toyota or Honda it depreciates a lot faster (resell value wise). I never had any problems with it even though it ... Read More

Wonderful Daily Driver By CharlesSD

A great, affordable, and simple car. This car isn't suppose to be a big luxury filled family car, this is purpose built as a nice day to day commuting car and it does that perfectly. It looks nice for... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Very Good First Car. By a043100

Over all the cavalier has been a good car. Vehicle has very good pick up and plenty of power. Very tight responsive steering and smooth and stable on the highway. The firm suspension make for a roughe... Read More

Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle With Sporty Appearance. By Cars25c

This vehicle gets great gas mileage and also looks very sporty with the rims and the sunroof and spoiler. Maintenance is very cheap if done on time. Car is great for a student or someone needing to co... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

A Beginners Car By JDockham93

This car can either be your reliable friend or it can be a hastle. Since it's a common enough car and there's lots of them in junk yards, finding parts for them is easy. But since they are common, fin... Read More

I Do Love My Little Car By jenw317

Its small but tough drives like a truck kind of rough but has done me good untill now. Its hard to keep up on minor repairs on a small budget. All and all it has been dependable. Now not so much. Scar... Read More

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