2004 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 35 reviews
"ride" 27 reviews
"cheap car" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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Cj writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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5

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gas miliage

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tires

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Idk — good gas miliage fun to drive good cd player alloy wheels air conditioner works well but sometimes gets too cold heat works well also but can get too hot bucket seats cruise control is a little hard to work but its ok

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kathrynroof22 writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Review
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5

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Great car, great gas mileage!

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No negative things to say

kathrynroof22
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Awesome Gas Mileage — 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 commuter car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jadeel writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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4

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Good reliable auto.

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Cheap plastic interior

jadeel
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Good Starter Car For New Drivers — Recently was totaled in a 3 car accident, I was in the middle. Very good passenger protection. I hate that it is gone. Had good power, good mileage, good looks and handling. Did not care for the cheap interior. Oh well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Beth writes:
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Great on gas

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Could use more room

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Great Vehicle — 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 awesome

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UNDERWOODJ writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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You can find this car very cheap.

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Not much power.

UNDERWOODJ
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Not A Car That I Would Want To Sit In My Driveway For More Than A Few Years. Ready To Get Rid Of It — I dislike the handling, power, looks, and overall performance. It gets my family and I to point A to point B so in that aspect, I cannot complain. When you try to rev the engine it seems as though the engine is straining without any results. Poor performance and even poorer craftsmanship. Do not buy this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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littlelucky7 writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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Very comfortable, very reliable, no problems with cold start, good on snow, good speed, very spacious, looks nice, clean engine, easy to clean,

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long front end for my taste, trunk lock mechanism may fail

littlelucky7
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Total Beauty — I loved this car, I bought it in early 2005 and it was everything its supposed to. it drove easily and quietly, comfortable front and back seats, ac Works great, it picks up speed quite fast. I raced a standard nissan and lost it in my rear view. it has the confort of a famiily car but the style of a sports car. loved the way the dash and center consol just wrap perfectly, made for driver confort. it was very easy to clean as stains would come off easy. nothing wrong with it when i owned it. loved it and still wish to own another 2004 cavalier.

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

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Steffan writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe Review
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great gas milage, great performance, solid car

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car feels the need to idle at 1500-2000 rmps after driving long distances

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Great Car — Amazing car, used as a workhorse to haul around 300-400lbs of moving equipment and 2 people for over a year now, no problems, great on gas, excelerates like its got a bigger engine under the hood

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Steve writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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Fun to drive

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nothing really

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My 2004 Chevy Cavalier Ls Sport Coupe — Drives nicely, nice stereo system, love the racing stripes and chrome wheels when they are clean

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Phantomcobra writes:
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Mileage and acceleration is much faster than expected

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Not as smooth as a larger car or as much room for large people

Phantomcobra
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Great Daily Use Car — This car is excellent for daily commute use. It will not hold back any traffic as it is much faster than most people give it credit for. The size makes it able to avoid pot holes and the fold down rear seats let it hold enough luggage or groceries for just about anyone. This car was modified to become the Chevy Cobalt after 2006 (?). The inside and engine were pretty much the same. Chevy had the mistaken impression that the Cavalier was a bad reputation car. It had some years where it wasn't as dependable as others just as the Ford Taurus and several other cars. Main thing I liked was that it has a timing CHAIN, not a BELT. So it doesn't need that several hundred dollar job to change the belt every 60,000 or 80,000 miles. Most cars in the sub compact range have a belt.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jesse writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Review
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good gas

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not fast

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Its A Good Car — its small sporty and good on gas. so far everything works great and has not needed any thing. we bought the car for six grand it has about 91000 miles on it now and its kinda fun to drive but not fast enough

Primary Use: Family transportation

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