2004 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 61 reviews

  • 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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"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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Phantomcobra writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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4

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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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Matt writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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Easy on the gas, gets the job done.

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Would love more power.

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Econobeast — Great gas-sipper! It was a cheap buy but has made me happy. Could have more power but I guess we'd have to trade some of that economy if it did. Pretty fun car to drive, especially in the city. I like whipping it through traffic. Fits in tight spots too. Gas mileage is good, over 30 highway mpg. Maintenance is cheap compared to other cars that have needed the same type of work.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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jadeel writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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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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Shayne writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Great for gas and just all around fun to drive

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very cramped back seat

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It A Great Car For A First Time Car If Your Single — Pefrormance- got a short arm intake. Rav tec muffler. and just put in high flow injecters, and a header. Apperarance- the car is stream line and very sporty. It a great car to drive. Cost of Ownership- I get about 35mpg witch last me about 2 week for a tank of gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hugo writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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Cheap, Cheap on gas, Fairly quick, Fun to drive

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No options, bad quality, noisy

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O.k Car, Excellent For The Price — It was a good car for the price. Those are some of the cheapest cars you could purchase, used or new, back then. It was fun to drive, had good mileage (7l/100km) and was quite roomy for a compact car. The seats were awful and cheap, but what can you expect for a 12,000$ car when new (in Canadian dollars). Much bigger and reliable than a Hyundai Accent of the same vintage for a comparable price. The clutch throw was long and the shifter was quite stiff and unpleasant, and the car was noisier than the Chevette I currently drive. The ecotec engine was a great improovement over the older ones, but it was still very noisy and sounded like it was eating itself away past 3000rpm, although it was quite reliable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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primepretty writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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Gas Miles

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The hood is stuck

primepretty
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I Love It So Far — The hood keeps sticking and I have to replace the latch because of it but I looked all over online and it's great on gas and has no real problems other than the dash board chipping away at corners near the steering wheel.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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for the price i paid it was perfect

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its not fast enough yet

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My Car Can Be Used For Anything From Daily Driving To Racing If You Put The Time And Money Into It — For as long as i've had this car i've put very little money into it compared to all of my other vehicles. as for the MPG its fairly decent at 28-29 City, 34-36 Highway. For it only being a baseline model it leaves room for a lot more improvements to be done to it. I never would have thought that i would enjoy driving around in a cavalier but it is a very smooth ride.

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

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Aaron writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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Looks great, sounds great, all the upgrades, and low miles.

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The cops keep an eye on you cause its so easy to spot.

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Its Great. — I love this car! It accelerates great because of the header, throttle body spacer, cold air intake, and the full exhaust system. The cavaliers is an LS Sport, so it has an upgraded suspension. All the aftermarket things on it were put on correctly, not the 'cheap' way. The appearance of the car is great. The body is in great condition, it has a full body kit, headlight covers, and the taillights are painted black. And also the black powder coated Diablo rims make it look great. The gas mileage is pretty good, not as good as a stock cavalier because of all the engine upgrades, but thats ok :). The car is in great mechanical condition because it only has 34,000 miles on it, so it will last a long time. The car is really fun to drive around in because it sounds great, it looks good, and you get looked at A LOT!

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

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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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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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

Fun To Drive By SellingaCav

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Very Good First Car. By a043100

Over all the cavalier has been a good car. Vehicle has very good pick up and plenty of power. Very tight responsive steering and smooth and stable on the highway. The firm suspension make for a roughe... Read More

Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle With Sporty Appearance. By Cars25c

This vehicle gets great gas mileage and also looks very sporty with the rims and the sunroof and spoiler. Maintenance is very cheap if done on time. Car is great for a student or someone needing to co... 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 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

Frustrating!!!! By djred25

Still working on the car! Recently possibly burned up my torque converter!!!! Was driving down the road and it lost power and speed! Sounded like something seized up! Priced a whole new tranny and... Read More

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