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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 59 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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PROS
"fuel economy" 33 reviews
"ride" 27 reviews
"cheap car" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews

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Steve writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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4

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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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UNDERWOODJ writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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3

Pros

You can find this car very cheap.

Cons

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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5

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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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veeps writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe Review
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4

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Dependable, stylish enough on its own

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Front seats are bad for the back, and I always lose the "want me to drive" question, because passengers think that the passenger seat is too low and uncomfortable.

veeps
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Sturdy, Dependable, Stylish-looking Car — It's only started shedding parts recently (2012) since 2004. Until now, no problems. Have recently replace my starter, my windshield wiper linkage, and am now struggling with my shifter linkage. I've driven her to Lubbock and back (Austin) several times, and taken a few other road trips.

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Richie writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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it took the nastiest beating and survived all except 1

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the breaks could be upgraded

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My Chevy Was Great. — I had chrome wheels 17 inch nice and shiny. Decent amount of horsepower after you add a couple cheap modifications. Didn't cost much to own. 5 speed manual is always fun and front wheel drive is very exceptional for winter unless you want to make it exciting! i sold it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Affordable

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Too common

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Fun For A Starter Car. — It never goes wrong and keeps on going. Faster then most in its category. Fits 3 people and 3 snowboards inside without using the trunk. Great at driving in snow and doesn't cost a lot on gas. Worth the money i paid.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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gas milage

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wind noise

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04 Cavi — i bought this car coming out of training for the military and i drive it about 60 miles a day to school and back. i get great gas milage, and never have any problems with any thing. im about to do some minor mods to it soon

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Landon writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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its a junky car, yet fun

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its built out of plastic lol

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Fun — its a decent junky car. surprisingly good take off and speed, for a little 4 cyl. but only reason it's good is because it's manual. id recommend this car for a first car. but thats it. it's not a very nice car, just fun.

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

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Lucas writes:
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very reliable for the year and model!

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no cruise control and windows stick at times!

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I 1000% Love This Car! — a very fun car, i drove a while ago and it was a a really good ride! it is very good when it comes to gas because this car can keeping gonig and going! oh and this car is very fun!

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

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Matt writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Good starter car

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Farthest thing from luxery

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Good — I like that i can do stupid stuff in it without feeling guilty haha. But really, its a pretty cheap, reliable car and a good car to start with. Very fun to drive. However, the interior is very sub par.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Great Transportation Car That Is Comfortable To Drive. By Nate

its a great little car that gets me back and forth to school with no problem. takes the abuse of the gravel road very well and hasn't failed me yet. has enough power to get up and go but still remain ... Read More

Pretty Good Car By Nick

i dont like that it has no power windows, no power locks, and the number one thing cruise control.this car is fun because it has lots of aftermarket upgrades so it is fast. i like the overall lokk of ... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Great For Mpg By joshwalls10101

great car wonderful on gas fast acceleration first thing that went out were the rear brakes for such a new car could of atleat of had rear disk or even electric windows front door speakers are a pai... Read More

This Is A Very Reliable Car For That First Time Driver. By dmaki2

I feel that this is a very reliable car. Even when this car climbs in the years, it will last a long time when taken well care of! As a musician, I have to drive a lot to my performances so this car d... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Its A Decent Car To Have By jjb49506

Wish it had the ability to go 0-60 quicker. Heater now sounds like a turbine engine. Drivers side window doesn't make a complete seal. She does have dents and dins. But overall a reliable ... Read More

Good Styling. Cheap Parts. Easy To Upgrade. By TheCavalierGuy

I love the overall looks and the paint color. I love the 2.4L Twin Cam engine, it's has great acceleration. The engine, body, and brakes are very easy to upgrade. The only dislike is the dash. It beco... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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

Good All Round Car By reverend1735

good all round car. pros: great on gas, great in the snow as long as you had all weather tires on. lots of room in the truck. cons: not much room in the back seat (leg room especially), noticed o... Read More

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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

Quick Acceleration If Equipped With The 2.4l Engine. By TheCavalierGuy

I'm not big on the 4-door models, unless it's the RARE 4-door fully equipped Z24 model with sunroof. I'm still looking for one any color. I love Cavalier and wish GM would start back making them. I he... Read More

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