1998 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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  • 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
"window" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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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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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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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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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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I like just about everything in this car, looks great, sounds awesome, runs like a great American car.

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The leaky after-market sunroof which wasn't installed properly by a former owner.

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I Love My Car And Am So Thankful To Have It! — This little car has been an incredible blessing and is everything I wanted in a car! Fuel econ is pretty decent besides the 17 gallon gas tank. Power is great and sounds even better with Thrush exhaust! I'm going to drive it as long as I possibly can.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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the speed of it was pretty good for the car

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i wrecked it one month after i got it

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Good Reliable Car — performance of the car was average come on its a cavi great looks and fun to drive around. nice cheap car to have low cost to fix. very fun car to have to play around with in the summer time

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

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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I really loved the gas mileage in this car.

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I hated that the passenger door did not open.

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I Really Miss Having This Car. — It was very slow, had great brakes, and ok handling. It never needed repairs just the passenger door did not open. The interior was really nice, and the exterior had one big dent that shut the passenger door for good. Gas mileage was amazing and I never had to fix the car. I loved driving the car and everyone looking at me because I painted it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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great highway gas mileage

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too many repairs needed

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Throw Away Car. Good In Times Of Desperation — It's cute. Decent acceleration, braking, and handling for a base model chevy. Build quality isn't great, most things that go wrong with the engine are hard to get to. It's alot of fun to drive. gas mileage is GREAT on the highway, sucky as hell in town.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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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

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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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