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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 48 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 26 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 48 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier reviews.

TheCavalierGuy writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Review
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5

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Very low maintenance vehicle. Quick for it's class. Very good gas mileage  

Cons

Most Cavalier 1995-05 are so common for dash cap cracks. The 1997 models seem to have the least dash cracks. Factory clear coat is not the best.

TheCavalierGuy
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Good Styling. Cheap Parts. Easy To Upgrade. — 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 becomes very brittle and will crack. Replacing it with a use dash is a major waste of time. Buy an aftermarket dash cap and the cracks are no longer exposed.

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

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Mandee writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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4

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I like that it is a family car and that i am not cramped when driving and that it is STANDARD!!!

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hate the drivers seat belt needs to be fixed and the drivers seat also

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When You Step On Her She Will Go!!!!! — well bought this car for $500 it needed some work done to it....k-frame, brake line, control arm bushings, and wheel bearings...after got all that done she is a pretty good driving car needed some minor work after that..it is still a base model for now trying to get the money to put some after market stuff onto it..gas mileage is good when on highway not the best in the city but better than others....car is fun to drive happy to be back into a standard when push on the gas to go it will actual go unlike some of our previous cars when had to be careful when pulling out in front of cars...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Donald writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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it dont let me down

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it is stock(for now)

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Well Over All Its A Good Car One Of The Better Cars I Have Had (and I Have Had A Few) Aside From Tyh — well we payed 500 for our cavalier but it needed a bit of work for example we had to change the sub frame, control arm bushings in the front,break line in back,2 wheel bearings and that was just to get it on the road but still needs a bit of work like shocks and strut mounts we also have replaced one strut mount,another bearing and both wheel cyls.As far as performance goes when u press on the gas it dont let u down.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Garrett writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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5

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Gas Mileage

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Nothing

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Best Car I Ever Bought! — It is a High quality american car with very low miles and has very good get up and go for 4cyl 8valve car. It is very cheap and fun to drive anywheres and even on long trips and I go and drive it almost 400 mile long trips and have not have a problem with it yet!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ken writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Review
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4

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Economical, Fun to Drive, Sporty Look.

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Rust, Paint Peel.

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Bottom Line. I Would Proably Not Buy Another One, Although This One Has Been Good To Me Do Far. — Performance: Good In All Areas. Build Quality: There are no Grease Fittings On This Car. It is supposed to be "Lubed For Life". It Is Not. Appearance: Good Looking Car Inside/Out. Window Buttons Cockpit Style, I Find A Drawback. If A Passenger Wants A Window Open, The Driver Has To Do It. Cost: Cheap On Gas/Good Mileage. Brakes Are A Bit Expensive. Integrated Washer Motor In Reservoir, Very Expensive To Replace, Even Used. Fun To Drive: Very Fun Car To Drive. Good Acceleration, Good Handling With Front And Rear Anti Sway Bars.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kaitlyn writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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It is an amazing car very reliable and cheap to mod

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nothing

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Cavaliers Are Fabulous! — I love my car! It is one of the 4 cavaliers i have owned! I currently have this one and an88 z24. Never had had any problems other than routine maintenance until i added an aftermarket performance header. It added a lof of power but it gets extremely hot and will burn a hole in the power steering line if the header is not properly wrapped with header wrap. now that we fixed the problem it runs like a champ and i think they should bring back the cavy!!!

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

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Froy writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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I saved a lot gas

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the cup holder

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It's Okay! — I love my chevy cavalier! great gas mileage still in good condition but they have bad cup holders great engine has a lot of get up and go yes it needed minor repairs loving the style of the car yah!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Laura writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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5

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efficiant:)

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300000 plus km on it :(

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Loves It — i have had my car for just over a year, it was my brothers...i like it. its small, cute, takes a beating, very fuel efficiant... i really like it, it is my first car.. soon im gunna have to get a new motor tho:(

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

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Jordan writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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5

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gas mileage  and  handeling

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not to fast

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Great!!!! — this car is so fun to drive, and is pretty cheap to maintain and on gas.well ya it has squeaks and rattles but we all no why, performance is alright and handeling is great and the braking is excellent.mods are done to the outside and inside so ya.

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

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Justin writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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alot

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stock is kinda slow

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Cav — it drove damn good in the snow, and it was small on size but it kept me weaving in an out of traffic driving 90 in a 65 through rush hour traffic in st. louis. fun fun times...hah hah

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Great Transportation Car That Is Comfortable To Drive. By Nate

its a great little car that gets me back and forth to school with no problem. takes the abuse of the gravel road very well and hasn't failed me yet. has enough power to get up and go but still remain ... Read More

Pretty Good Car By Nick

i dont like that it has no power windows, no power locks, and the number one thing cruise control.this car is fun because it has lots of aftermarket upgrades so it is fast. i like the overall lokk of ... Read More

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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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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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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Frustrating!!!! By djred25

Still working on the car! Recently possibly burned up my torque converter!!!! Was driving down the road and it lost power and speed! Sounded like something seized up! Priced a whole new tranny and... Read More

Quick Acceleration If Equipped With The 2.4l Engine. By TheCavalierGuy

I'm not big on the 4-door models, unless it's the RARE 4-door fully equipped Z24 model with sunroof. I'm still looking for one any color. I love Cavalier and wish GM would start back making them. I he... Read More

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