2002 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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  • 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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"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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Matt writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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5

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Sports suspension, 5 speed and all the extras

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squeaky build quality when damp, cold or wet

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Zippy Little Bugger. — Out of all the cars I've had this is the second most fun to drive. It has the pep where it needs it and the 5 speed manaul just makes it a blast.

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Justin writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Review
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5

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It is good on gas

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it has no cruise control

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Great For Beginner Drivers — it handles beautifully, runs nice. Overall, nice car for a four cylinder sedan. Excellent acceleration and perfect stereo system. Recent air conditioning repair. 3 speed overdrive is included, and what is also nice about it is that my mom gave it to me for FREE!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Joe writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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Nearly 40 MPG

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the slowest car I've ever own (also the first car I've owned with an engine less than 5.0L in displacment)

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It's Just A Damn Cavy — Good daily driver, Nice shifting 5 speed, 39.7 MPG highway! The 2200 SFI can take quite a bit of punishment, Its construction is a lot better than 2nd gen J's, it's been very reliable, but, the stock suspension Sucks! Worst ABS system I've ever encountered, and stock seating is not the most comfortable.

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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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Ken writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Review
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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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Laura writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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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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Shawn writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Review
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Very Cheap, take care of it it will take care of you

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doesnt really have the fun factor

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I Want Something Bigger But Will Probubly Not Sell This Car Anytime Soon — Performace - For an old 2.2L the power is good but still could be better. Braking is awesome untill you hit a patch of ice on only one side of the car the ABS kicks in and the car is stable but doesnt slow enought for much ermengencies. Cost of Ownership - gas wise its aint a litle civic but its not bad if you take it easy. Maintanance is very cheap but some might say i have a leamon cause its been too great haha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rachelle writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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it looks good

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back breaks need frequent adjusting

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It Rocks — i love my lil Z car!!! performance is great! all cavaliers seem to have a valve tick but is never a real problem. their built great and are very stylish gas mileage is good and they are inexpensive to fix especially if your a do it yourselfer. i have alot of fun driving this car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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