2003 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 71 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 38 reviews
"ride" 22 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"reliable car" 12 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"brakes" 6 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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CharlesSD writes:
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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4

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Nice small sporty coupe. Great on gas. Amazing in snow and ice conditions. Nice cold air conditioning, and quick to heat up.

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Noise on highway. Wish it had more power.

CharlesSD
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Wonderful Daily Driver — 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 a cheap coupe and offers all the features needed for lust a daily driver. Because it doesn't have electric windows, seats, locks, or turbo's and other equipment the car is extremely easy and cheap to maintain. When the weather gets rough this car will overtake 4x4s and AWD cars because of how well it can get through the snow. I also know that many of these cars have well over 400000 km's on the odometer. Just a greatly reliable vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Devon writes:
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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Small enough to parallel park, a sedan which is handy for college, and can get up and go!

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Needs some more power under the hood, but who do I have to impress?

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My Chia. <3 — My friends know I love my car. Her name is Chia! She performs alright for an '03 with only 37,000ish miles. Good as Hell on gasoline! She doesn't ask for much. Any car is fun to drive, if you drive how you want! She handles damn well I think. <3

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Coronajeep writes:
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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Great mileage and reliability! Safe little puddle jumper! Great in the snow or rain!

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could use some more acceleration, but if they did that, it would lose fuel efficiency, it needs a 5th gear, needs a rear cup holder

Coronajeep
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Great Long Lasting, Fuel Efficient Car! — I Like how the Whole back seat can fold down to use More of the trunk space, not all cars nowadays do that! Could use some cup holders somewhere in the back though, but Great long lasting fuel efficient car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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popovsd writes:
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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Low maintenance, lasts.

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Depreciates fast.

popovsd
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I Would Buy It All Over Again. — 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 is known to be a lot less reliable compared to some imports.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
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Duriability

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Great Car If You Fit In It Properly. — Z-24 package makes all the difference in the world. Mind, $36,000 for a Cavalier was a bit ridiculous, but I didn't buy her new! A bit low on headroom, but then again, I am 6.3". Given the mileage, it is amazing. Original everything, and drives like a dream.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tanna writes:
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reliable, economic, easy to drive and maintain

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needed replacement fuel pump, cost of over $750

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Four Door Sedan Forest Green — I love the fact that my car is a deep forest green and that it has a control lock. It's not too flashy, but it runs great, only problems that have occurred were in reference to the fuel pump and a couple of flats. It has an amazing sound system, with great bass and treble settings. The interior is relatively modest, gray fabric and flooring. The windows are manual roll down, a minor detail, and automatic defrost on the rear. My family purchased it for under $8,000 and with little over 30,000 miles and only two years old. I love it!!!

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Andrew writes:
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe Review
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good power and reliability

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cheap GM interior

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Good Reliable Car — 2.2L gives a good amount of power witha 5 speed, never had a problem except related to the interior. Fan tends to be a little noisy, rear defroster quit. other than that good all around

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Rico writes:
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Cheap, Reliable.

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Quick not fast, cheap interior, hard to get in and out of.

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Fun To Cruise Around Town In! — I like how reliable it is, it gets good gas mileage, and is very cheap to fix up to look nice. I hate how cheap the interior is, and that it tops out at 108 mph. Has great acceleration, good handling, and with the right exhaust it can sound amazing. Ecotec 2.2 is easy to work on and easy to access.

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Daniel writes:
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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reliable
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no options

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It Is Reliable, Economical, And Surprisingly Spacious. — It is reliable, economical, and surprisingly spacious. The performance is quite good, also. The options are non-existent however.

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Dan writes:
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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great steering and braking, good acc, reliable,cheat to run and repair, looks great , sounds sporty.looks sporty, and drives sporty.

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small car. cant handle five pass. i rub on ever speed bump and sidewalk i cross. interior is alittle cheap. slow throttle responce. pretty scary to drive in the snow at times.

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My Z24 — great steering and braking power. feels great on the road. fun to drive. about 400k city to a tank. sporty. fully loaded. looks great. been very reliable over the last 1.5 years. pretty cheap to maintain. dash and console look pretty cheap but the interior is pretty sporty and rides well. front seats are supportive and comfy. needs more torque 'specially in the bottom end. my custom sound system sounds incredible in this car! cabin noise is pretty quiet even with the moon roof open. even though you wouldnt think so ,it gets alot of looks. take this car on a back whindy road drop into 3rd and feel what this car was built for! will spin tires with no effort. gas prices going up this is the kind of car people should buy.

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