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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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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Displaying 21 - 30 of 50 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier reviews.

Travis writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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4

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it was unique

Cons

i wrecked it

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My Favorite Car — the best car that i ever owned but sadly i wrecked it in a head on collision i wish i still had it it was good on ice and snow and it the most fun car that i ever had

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jennifer writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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4

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Handles great, nice royal blue in color

Cons

Still have to make payments on it.

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My "moody" — I bought this car myself.It's my official first car. In my name and everything! I'm still making payments on it and it's already been in an accident ( while it was parked in a parking lot, with out me even near it!!). When I bought it, I was looking for a totally 'no extras' kind of car and 'she' matched. I've even named her, lol, "Moody". I think she's awesome.

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Robby writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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5

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Last year with best looking body design/ground effects for the cavalier.

Cons

2.2 eco-tech is 10hp less than the previous 2.4 twin cam engine.

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Mpg With Style — Fully Loaded/all options, 5 speed. This car replace the red 99 z24 i had.

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Leigh writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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3

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It was a good price and it has been reliable

Cons

It has 2 doors

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The Basic Penn Hills Car — It's a fine first car

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Garrett writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Gas Mileage

Cons

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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Eric writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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3

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inexpensive, reliable transportation, no timing belt

Cons

resale value is poor, american car build quality, nothing special or unique about it

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Good Daily Transportation, But Nothing Special. Get A Loaded One-base Models Are Ugly. — the 2.2 L DOHC Ecotec 4 cyl 140 horse engine is spunky-very easy to burn rubber off the line be careful in the rain-too easy to accidentally spin the tires at traffic lights good mpg 27-28 city, haven't tested highway mpg yet low enough compression to not require high octane fuel fit and finish of dash and plastics is poor sound system is very good bright red, looks nice-mine has factory ground effects package, decklid spoiler, fog lights, moon roof, 16 inch alloy wheels a little noisy only 3k RPM at 80 mph feels a little flimsy relatively cheap to repair, and mechanics don't refuse to touch it (like they did with my VW, which was a much better car)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shane writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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5

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Everything not a con

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Glovebox rattle, stupid oil filter location.

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Reliable And Easy To Maintain — Car performs well, especially for what they cost. Handles as well as can be expected, accelerates well, and brakes well. Build quality is excellent for what it is. Sure there's some cheap plastic in parts of the interior and the glove box rattles, but it's not a luxury car. I like the exterior styling and mine has the "Sport Appearance" package. It doesn't go faster, but it looks much less boring than stock. Gas mileage is good, maintenance is easy. The only hard part is they stuck the oil filter behind the engine and above the exhaust so you have to take off the passenger wheel to get to it and then spill oil onto the exhaust to get burned off. Get a set of sticky tires and it's very fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kaitlyn writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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5

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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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Justin writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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4

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alot

Cons

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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Idris writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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4

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awesome torque

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prity costly maintenance

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Press The Gas N Ghroooom.... — small n beautiful, powerful ride n a perfect package of ego n fame to finish first to the line. 4cyl, 2400cc 290hp@6300rpm nt bad at all..what say? my friend since 4 years definately a fun ride for me..

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

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