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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 37 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier reviews.

Patrick writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr RS Coupe Review
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4

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Cheap to own, Very solid body. Ran good and consistently.

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It looks fairly girlly but if can suck it up u save and arm and a leg on gas.

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With Parts Being Cheap For This Car And An Engine That Can Last Forever Ull Keep It Around Forever. — It get very good gas mileage, with 38/Highway and 34/city the little 4 banger gets uo and goes pretty easily and it was just overall fun to to drive. I would buy it again. It was always very realiable and i only ever had 1 problem with the power steering but it was fixed pretty easily.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robbie writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr RS Coupe Review
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Fun to drive because you dont care if you bag it

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Breaks down alot because it sucks so much you want to bag it

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1999 Cavalier — My car is an overall peice of crap... breaks down constantly, sounds horrible, drives even worst, and nobody in the world has ever liked the looks of a cavalier :P Fun to drift, fun to put the pedal to the floor just beacuse it sounds like its going fast, but really your still going 30kph

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Coupe Review
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4

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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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Tammie writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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2

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dast

Cons

2 doors

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Car — The cav was great to drive, fun to race in. but it was not fun to get kids in and out of, especially with the carseat. it was fairly easy to perform maintenance on. i do not know what else to write.

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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.

Cons

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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Johnathan writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Coupe Review
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5

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It's fast

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none

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Awesome And Fast — Acceleration, Gas Mileage, Maintenance, Pretty fast for a 100% factory car. Five speed, smooth clutch, pretty awesome car overall. I'd consider buying a newer one in a few years because it is a very good car and VERY fast for factory.

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Bernard writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Convertible Review
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1

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If you want problems

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Don't even think about making an offer.

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A Pure Junk. — This car is the worst garbage can I ever own. Ok to pass on highway, great top mechanism (very simple to use), but the car itself was based on the regular car, and not reinforced to compensate the fact there was not top to hold everything together. The dash board was a real video game (lights everywhere). Visit to the dealer once a month for any reason.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr RS Coupe Review
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4

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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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Alex writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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4

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cheap, fuel efficient, standard

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if you cant drive standard

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Good Times — Accelerates and handles well, IF you can drive standard. Lots of rust, but i blame poor car care for that, she handed me a can of paint and said "this is to cover the rust". Interior is nice, and i like to look of the exterior. Cheap to buy, really good on gas, maintenance, nothing you couldn't do yourself if you had the time and a bit of skill. Love the 5 speed, really fun to drive.

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Denver writes:
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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4

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A lot of bang for your buck

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Problematic

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Quite A Bit Of Bang For Your Buck But Don't Expect To Drive Years On End Without Replacing A Parts. — I dislike that the Cavaliers are very unreliable cars. I hate that they are known for blowing headgaskets, struts are know to go and crack interior pieces near windshields and that wheel bearings are a known thing to replace on them. Very nice ride though. I suggest 5 speed. But they are very tourquey 5 speed. Trust me on that one. Burn rubber through first and second gear. And about 195+km/h factory engine depending on how much you bag it. And also that slave cylinders are a another known part to go. I like mine though. They can look unreal if you mod them. (Bodykit, spoiler, rims, performance exhaust pipe, window tint, etc.) Overall: Quite a bit of bang for your buck but don't expect to drive years on end without replacing a couple parts.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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