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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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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Displaying 21 - 30 of 61 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier reviews.

Lucas writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Review
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4

Pros

very reliable for the year and model!

Cons

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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2

Pros

Good starter car

Cons

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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Fred writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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5

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It was given to me by my father - means alot, easy on fuel, sporty, and nice handling car

Cons

Nothin really...interior could be a little better built, like the center console

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.......can Take It Anywhere.....has Gotten Me Outta Sketchy Situations And I Just Love It!!!! — Love this thing. It's basically my little tank. Looks a little sporty too! Take it anywhere, and easy on fuel, fun and easy to drive and can perform quick and abrasive maneuvers with ease. Awesome pick up, wicked bottom end power!!!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Charles writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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3

Pros

it saved gas

Cons

its really small and the build quality sucks

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Just Pull The Ecotec Engine And Pair It With A 4t65e Hydramatic Trans...it Will Be Better Off.. — performance.. the car sucks but I live the performance of it.. i mean for a 4-banger, it flew but it also saved gas like no ones business.. I miss it because of how economical it is but i hate how the interior stayed the same from the 3rd gen(1995-2002)models

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cj writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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5

Pros

gas miliage

Cons

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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Evan4822 writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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4

Pros

Reliable, Good Gas mileage, handles suprisingly well

Cons

The top of the dash is prone to crack on the right side and rattle

Evan4822
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It's A Nice Little Ride — 35 mpg!. only thing I've ever repaired was a sensor that caused the traction control light to stay on for 35$. it has over 80,000 miles on it. Penty of get up and go. Handles great. I've read where some say the interior styling is outdated, but things become outdated so fast now a days it's impossible to keep up. If you buy a brand new car just wait a year or two. The top of the dash is prone to cracking, I went to a reck yard to see if I could get a replacement piece for it and out of the Dozen or so that were there, they were all cracked.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dusty writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

It won't break the bank and it's reliable.

Cons

Limited space.

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Good Car For College/work Commuters. — I'm very happy with my car although it is not top notch I must say it feels good to write a check for a brand new car, and it served the purpose I bought it for very well. I used this car for commuting back and forth to college, and I must say the gas mileage was a nice asset. Performance: Its not a race car, noone ever said it was. Simply put it serves its purpose well. Build Quality: Although it has a bargain price tag the build quality is fairly average with other vehicles. Appearance: Unlike the older model cavi's the 04 sported a more modern streamlined look which fits in better with other vehicles on the road today. All in all it isn't a bad look, doesn't exactly stand out in the crowd, but again caviliers aren't bought for their stunning looks and lavish options. Cost of Ownership: This is where the cavi takes the cake. Tires are cheap gas is cheap, and thus far no other maintenance costs have seemed to pop up. Fun Factor: Never met a car I couldn't have fun in so I must say yes to this one. If you love driving you can make any car fun in my opinion.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Real writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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3

Pros

fuel mileage

Cons

feels cheap

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Great Car For The Price — Great car for the price but its lacking in quality and the automatic tranny just cant handle any serious shifting, had to replace the suspension and wheel bearings multiple times but its a fun little car to drive if your looking for a cheap runabout

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Kyle writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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3

Pros

sporty little 2 door coupe

Cons

hard to work on if you have big hands or lack a lift.

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Great Buy For Good Gasmilage — good gasmilage, unique look compared ot the plan cavailer. good build quality. could use a bit more hp stock. cheap to maintance. interior is pretty plan. out side has some addons compared to a stock 04 cavailer. all in all a good car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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5

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great gas millage

Cons

it isnt very fast

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Very Great Efficant Car — it only has a 4 cyl but it gets very good gas millage. it is a stick shift which is fun. its red in color. i have a cold air intake on it and a cherry bomb muffler which makes it louder which is cool. but it is base as hell doesnt even have cruise control.

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

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

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Fun To Drive By SellingaCav

It gets great gas mileage and it looks like a nice car. Sunroof is awesome for a hot day and it handles pretty good in the snow for a FWD car. It is very reliable and it is relatively inexpensive to m... Read More

Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle! By Cars25c

This car is a great car for every day driving for commute or students. Gets great gas mileage, runs great. Does not have a very sporty look to it with the plain rims, but honestly it is a perfect car ... Read More

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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

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

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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