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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Lindsey writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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It gets great gas mileage.

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It wrinkles like an aliminum can.

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It's My Baby — This car has been through hell and back with me. She's handled my wreckage, the weather, slashed tires, and being keyed. She's a great car, I'm just tired of it!

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Matt writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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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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Chris writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Gas saver. No major repairs so far at 95K, parts are easy to find since it such a common car. Great in adverse conditions, as long as you know how to handle them (no problems driving through a flooded Joliet, IL when water was up to the middle of the bumper, plows through snow drifts) spacious for a compact car (easily brought home lumber, pipe) most repairs fairly easy to perform. Light bulbs have so far lasted this long, assuming they are all factory, just replaced third brake light, dome and headlights (only to put Sylvania Silverstars in), even with bad suspension, still handles well and not that much of a bounce.

Cons

P0440 trouble code common with this car, but on mine it was just a bad purge solenoid ($25). Lifter noise became more promenant as time goes on, better running 10w-30, and I'm certain the timing chain tensioner will need replacement b/w 125k and 150k, just like the last 2 cavaliers i worked on. Transmission has a wierd shift going into overdrive, which is slowly getting worse. you cannot use a non maintence free battery in here, as if it does leak, right over trans lines and coolant hose.

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Nice Car For The Price — What can I say, its a Cavalier. It has proven to be a really reliable car, considering i have close to 95k. No major work has been needed at this time, just normal wear and tear items like tires, suspension needs to be replaced, and routine maintenance. It is a pretty powerful car, considering the simple 2200 engine and the somewhat crappy gear ratio, eventhough it gets great gas mileage compared to my fiance's 04 cavalier. If you drive it nice, you fill that tank less, but if you drive it fast, like 80 down i-55, it still impresses you with the gas mileage it gets, and ive never really had it get below 22 mpg. Yes it is worse in the winter, what car is good with gas mileage then, and it is worse when you have that pedal pegged a lot per tank of gas. Acceleration is as expected for a 4 cylinder, but it is there when you need it. It handles like a champ, possibly because of the active handling option, managed a 90* turn doing 35 (tires squealing) no problem and with good tires, no problem in the snow. Factory goodyears sucked though, wore out fast and no traction, wet, snow or dry.

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Mike writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Great, durable car

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CV joints, finding cheap performance parts

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Love This Car — Love tis car. Just put Memphis M3's being pushed by a 2,000 watt Memphis amp in a custom box that me and my neighbor built. Great car overall, I beat the hell out of it and have never had a problem. Lol.

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Allan writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe Review
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4

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Gets the ladies and has a unique color.

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Doesn't really get the ladies.

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Golden Demon — I have had this car for about two years now and its nice. Nothing fansy but its comfortable and reliable. Gets me where I need to go and best of all, low maintanance.

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Jackie writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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5

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a great tilt wheel that allowed me to easily get in and out of the car.

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Can't really think of any!

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I Wish I'd Kept This Car! — This car was easy to get in and out of, had great gas mileage, and looked great.

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Danielle writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Review
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it was yellow :) and badass acceleration

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everyone knew it was me..and top speed..wanted it higher it was only 125

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The Car I Toatled..i Miss My Little Car :( — overall awesome car..awesome acceleration..top speed left something to be desired..really shined best doing light to light

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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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Eric writes:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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3

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inexpensive, reliable transportation, no timing belt

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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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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

I Love My Car By VegasDoll

I really don't dislike anything about my car. I wish it had less miles on it than it does but that's about it. It has almost 170,000. But I've taken very good care of it and it runs very smooth and qu... Read More

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

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

I Would Buy It All Over Again. By popovsd

Reliabale, never had any problems. Low maintenance cost. Still looks good. Compared to Toyota or Honda it depreciates a lot faster (resell value wise). I never had any problems with it even though it ... Read More

Wonderful Daily Driver By CharlesSD

A great, affordable, and simple car. This car isn't suppose to be a big luxury filled family car, this is purpose built as a nice day to day commuting car and it does that perfectly. It looks nice for... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

A Beginners Car By JDockham93

This car can either be your reliable friend or it can be a hastle. Since it's a common enough car and there's lots of them in junk yards, finding parts for them is easy. But since they are common, fin... Read More

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

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Great Commuter And A Perfect College Student Car Or A First Car By zak3nn3dy

Great first car awsome commuter car. excellent on gas i averaged 500kms to a tank in the city. not the peppiest car but it will get you from point a-b everytime. Parts are dirt cheap repairs are simpl... Read More

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

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