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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 55 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 23 reviews
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Anthony writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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brake system is great, roomy inside, engine is easy to work on, and universal with several other cars for parts

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gearing could have been improved in the transmission

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Comfortable — Comfortable seating handling is great corners well braking is awesome, the acceleration is out of this world

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Luke writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Decent power, nice styling, stiff ride

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Plain interior, needs to be set apart from base models more

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Great Get Around Car Or Start For A Race Car — The Cavalier is a great little car, it gets me where I need to go and doesn't complain. It has decent power for a four cylinder gas engine, also decent on gas (depending on conditions). Over all it is a great car and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to get around in an affordable way.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Martin writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Costs little to maintani and gas

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Most people overlook cavaliers

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Great Car — Very reliable car....cheap on gas and with the 2.4L with manual transmission, it's pretty quick....and when u need to do maintenance, parts are really cheap to buy as well..... i love this car even if it's just a cavalier...lol ....

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

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Bill writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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fun tuning and more engine displacement than most economy 4 bangers

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can't chip puter(gotta have remapped $$), stuck with speed governor unless u wanna go too risky, and solid rear axle

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Love The Body Style. Challenge Yourself To Its Tuning Obstacles And Be Way Better Than An Easy Honda — reliable, cheap, and lots of aftermarket upgrades. accelerator lag high and clumsy steering wheel with drag too heavy. watch out for only 3 speed if getting auto...not very highway worthy....you NEED the 4 speed auto . tons of this version "j-body" cars around for pieces and its very reliable....everything important always holds up on these.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Sounds good.

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Slow

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Huh? — Decent car. No rust. definitely a plus for living in NewYork I love how is sounds (Not like a ricer) deep loud growl. and it's standard. That is a big deal for me. :) I love it Being able to control the rpms how I want.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dsm85 writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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Audio System
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Air Conditioning

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None

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Best Car Ever Owned — My new caviler is the best vehicle i have every had has working ac and great cd stereo system very loud ac is is cold and the car handles great has lots of power zips right along start up and go.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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kyle_n112 writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Good Reliable Car. — Easy car to work with, parts are easy to find and everything on the car seems to be easy to get to and therefor simple to fix. It runs good and has a nice amount of pep for a 4 banger.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:25,000

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JLJones89 writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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Drives and handles great. Great gas milage

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The stupid thef system

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Good Work Car — I dislike the pass lock system on this car wish they went a different way with it. Other then that its a great car. As for the 2.2 4 cyl. it has great get up and go. I love my beater.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Csopi writes:
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It was the BEST car ever! Today I've got the sad new that I have to scrap it @ 356,012km. I am heartbroken

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I would wanted to last more

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Best Car Ever Built By Gm. — We leased this car in 2000 , it was 2 years old @ 36,000 km. All these years we drove it without having any problems with it. We only did the regular maintenance on it. Absolutely loved this car. It was a short series built in 1998 . Thank you GM for this car. Took pictures of my "Snoopy" pat her on the back and thanked her hor being such a good reliable car for us.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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RoadRunner2000 writes:
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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Good looking body style, good gas mileage, dependable and fun to drive coupe especially for long trips.

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Weight should be a little lighter.

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A Good And Dependable Sporty Chevy Coupe. — Own this sporty coupe almost 16 years and counting...without much of maintenance. The odometer is now around 125,000 mile. The 3rd year of ownership had the original fuel pump replaced at a dealer and was told it's a common problem (it sometimes cause idle problem). The new model fuel pump was put in place of the original one and lasts until now. Gas mileage is rather good until these days for OHV engine without variable valve timing assisted. The bottom line is...this car is reliable and dependable (once the common known problem was corrected), good road holding (better than I thought it would be) especially in heavy rain. In a windy day the car is impressively stable. Acceleration is quite impressive in spite of being shy of horsepower (with relatively high torque for the normal engine) and still get good gas mileage. The other thing is the body painting is good quality and still shinny (bright red).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Not A Car That I Would Want To Sit In My Driveway For More Than A Few Years. Ready To Get Rid Of It By UNDERWOODJ

I dislike the handling, power, looks, and overall performance. It gets my family and I to point A to point B so in that aspect, I cannot complain. When you try to rev the engine it seems as though the... Read More

Total Beauty By littlelucky7

I loved this car, I bought it in early 2005 and it was everything its supposed to. it drove easily and quietly, comfortable front and back seats, ac Works great, it picks up speed quite fast. I raced ... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Great For Mpg By joshwalls10101

great car wonderful on gas fast acceleration first thing that went out were the rear brakes for such a new car could of atleat of had rear disk or even electric windows front door speakers are a pai... Read More

This Is A Very Reliable Car For That First Time Driver. By dmaki2

I feel that this is a very reliable car. Even when this car climbs in the years, it will last a long time when taken well care of! As a musician, I have to drive a lot to my performances so this car d... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Its A Decent Car To Have By jjb49506

Wish it had the ability to go 0-60 quicker. Heater now sounds like a turbine engine. Drivers side window doesn't make a complete seal. She does have dents and dins. But overall a reliable ... Read More

Good Styling. Cheap Parts. Easy To Upgrade. By TheCavalierGuy

I love the overall looks and the paint color. I love the 2.4L Twin Cam engine, it's has great acceleration. The engine, body, and brakes are very easy to upgrade. The only dislike is the dash. It beco... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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

Good All Round Car By reverend1735

good all round car. pros: great on gas, great in the snow as long as you had all weather tires on. lots of room in the truck. cons: not much room in the back seat (leg room especially), noticed o... Read More

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