2002 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 50 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" 27 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Nicole writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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The car is great! Sound system rocks!

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nothing really bad..little things here and there

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The Cav! — I love the system in my car! It sounds great and the only way to listen to music is with a system! I like my rims and tint, it makes my car look nice! The car runs good, braking and handling are good. it doesnt need any repairs that i know of...and i have a good time driving it! I hate that my car is slow, and i hate that it revs when my air condition is on! But i have to say i do love my car, because it gets me where i need to go and even though its slow, i like cruising in it and listening to music in it. It is a nice little car to have for now! and im excited because i just finished paying it off! and that feels great! But within the next year i hope on getting a new car!

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Jennifer writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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Love For The Cavalier — Its got a small engine, but its got a lot of humph which I love. Also the car is made in the states which is hard to find these days. I'm also very pleased with this car because I've had it for 4 years and I've yet to take it in to the shop. It just doesn't need a lot of work.

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Cars25c writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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4

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Fuel mileage, sporty appearance, comfortable, inexpensive.

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Back seat space, cargo room.

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Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle With Sporty Appearance. — 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 commute back and forth. Never really had any problems with this vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jjb49506 writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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3

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Hearing the rev of my engine

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With air on the throttle goes down then subsides, constantly making the car feel like its moving

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Its A Decent Car To Have — Wish it had the ability to go 0-60 quicker. Heater now sounds like a turbine engine. Drivers side window doesn't make a complete seal. She does have dents and dins. But overall a reliable car. Winter time sucks, she gets frost in the inside the windows and rear defrost doesn't work the best.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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  

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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.

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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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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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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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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

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

Great Vehicle By Beth

I have no complaints about this car it has been a great car til this past week. I have owned this car for 10 years now. I woukd definitely recommend this car for people who want a gas saver its awesom... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Fun To Drive By SellingaCav

It gets great gas mileage and it looks like a nice car. Sunroof is awesome for a hot day and it handles pretty good in the snow for a FWD car. It is very reliable and it is relatively inexpensive to m... Read More

Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle! By Cars25c

This car is a great car for every day driving for commute or students. Gets great gas mileage, runs great. Does not have a very sporty look to it with the plain rims, but honestly it is a perfect car ... 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

Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle. By Cars25c

This car is a great car for fuel mileage. It is a perfect car for someone wanting to commute back and forth to work or school. Has a sporty look to it and has a sunroof. Maintenance if done properly o... Read More

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

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