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
"window" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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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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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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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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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:
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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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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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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