1999 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 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:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"cheap car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Convertible Review
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4

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I love everything except the fact that i dont drive it nearly enough.

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Maintenance is a little much, but the vehicle is almost 13 years old. What would you expect?

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Quick, Zippy, And Fun! — I've owned the Z24 for 16 months, and I have simply fell in love with it. Forget A to B, I've put over 35,000 miles on my baby since i bought it. It's quick to start, quick to stop, and it's been nothing but reliable.

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

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hectoravara writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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3

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Easy to drive and maintain.

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Not too roomy for passengers.

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Makes A Good First Vehicle, But By Now Farily Outdated In Todays Market. — Performance of this vehicle over the several years that I have owned it has been commendable in the fact that it still runs adequately. The acceleration of the vehicle leaves something to be desired however the braking and handling was quite surprising. Given the type of vehicle it is and its intended purpose I don't think it could be faulted to much. I have only recently had to deal with repairs outside of regular maintenance so I would rate the build quality as being good. Though the Cavalier does not have an eye catching appearance it isn't the worst looking car on the road. The fact that it is also easy enough to augment with several available body kits on the market. It has thus far been an easy vehicle to maintain. Being my vehicle for everyday commuting to work and errands it would cost me in the area of $25 to fill up every 2 weeks.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr RS Coupe Review
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its loud and fast

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needs a paint job

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Very Good — i love everything about this car. all it needs is a paintjob. it out runs any stock v6 mustang. its a strong car. 32mpg. parts are cheap. and it is very fun to drive for anyone. that is if you love lil turner type of cars

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Coupe Review
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Cheap, cheap and cheap. Insurance might bite you in the ass though.

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Performance. You want it? Don't buy a Cavalier.

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Alternative Entry-level Tuner Car For Novices. It's Either This, A Civic Or Neon. — A Mexican built econo-box with a solid rear axle and rear drum brakes is not going to break any lap time records at Laguna Seca, but with a few modifications at least you can make it LOOK fast. With a mildly torque-y 2.4 litre Twin-Cam 4 cylinder mated to an Isuzu built 5 speed grind-box in my Z24 at least you can grind 3rd gear to rid yourself of frustration (or make it worse). With likely the biggest aftermarket, save for Honda Civics, in the gaudy "ricer" arena, you can pimp out your daily Chevy soap-box to impress all the high school girls. The guys in the Subaru WRX STi down the street will laugh at you, but who cares? The interior in my Z24 came with this neat red-speckled fabric and dark charcoal paneling. I removed the back seats and decided that space was better suited for sub woofers, not nagging back seat drivers. Despite the general lack of respect of this little Chevy in the tuning world, it's mostly a hassle-free, low-revving daily that is moderately fun to drive once you throw a set of strut-bars in and lower it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derrick writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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fuel efficient, safe, dependable

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ugly, slow

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A Good Solid Car For Everyone! — A good basic car! Lots of room to add things to it. Solid and dependable.I just wanted a larger simple fuel efficient basic car which was not like a coffin like my last car the Firefly sedan. I wanted a car which would survive a crash and not kill me.It's only cost us a thousand at most in repairs to keep it going since we bought it. A great car for a socialist like me or a teenager wanting to rev it up and give it some speed.

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Matt writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Coupe Review
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Quick to accelerate, brake, and corner.

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Just not quick enough for me, and bda safety ratings. :(

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Best Car I Have Owned To Date. :) — Quick! Similar class: Honda Civic/Integra (Acura), Volkswagon Golf, Mazda 3/6. Nissan Stanza/Sentra. I gots Dragon Cold Air, Zigen Exhaust, Uncivil Body Kit Red break pads for an extra 10hp! :) And neon green decals for another 5 hp! :P My 3rd and final cavalier, due to the fact that the 99' is the best year for the z24. LOL :P

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Amanda writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr RS Coupe Review
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Sporty, inexpensive, good on gas

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unreliable

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Very Unreliable — I bought my Cavalier new in 1999. It was in the shop at least once a month during the time I owned it.

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Cars25c writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Coupe Review
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Great fuel mileage and sporty looking.

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Space is the main complaint, but the car isn't really designed to have a lot of room.

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Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle! — The good things about the cavalier is it gets good gas mileage and still has a decent amount of power. Since this one is the Z24 it does have a sport look to it as well. Another great things is parts and maintenance are not really that expensive for this vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anthony writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Coupe Review
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Gas Saver

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Handling not the best,

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This Car Is Good For Gas And Projects — I like the fuel economy but the looks and power is not great. This car has no noise or blind spots. I am still building it. so in a few months the Power and Handling should increased. The look and style should so be good too.

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

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Jason writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 Dr LS Sedan Review
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Comfortable, good ride, few problems. Mechanicals seem is good shape despite age.

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Biggest issue is that it's getting old and starting to get worn out in some places. Paint is wearing off, some plastic parts are coming loose.

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Reliable — Good car that gives us few problems. Always starts, runs well, is in the shop every 3-6 months for an oil change and usually something needs fixing (i.e. brakes or flat tire), but I'm stacking up the miles (500 per week). Would like something newer but if it ain't broke...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Wonderful Daily Driver By CharlesSD

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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

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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

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