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 31 - 40 of 61 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier reviews.

Seth writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe Review
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1

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Engine wasn't horrible, price wasn't bad

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unreliable, ugly and cheaply made

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Oh God Not Another Cavalier — Horrible car, don't bother

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Landon writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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3

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its a junky car, yet fun

Cons

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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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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Evan4822 writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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4

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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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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

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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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Blake writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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3

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ITS A CHEVROLET!!!!!

Cons

NO POWER!!!!

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Good Car For A Teenager — I like that it is an automatic and that the brakes on my car work, I dislike that it has a 4 cylinder engine so the performance of the car is minimal and the car does not get very good miles. :/

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joel writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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5

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Good first car...

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Small and very, very light...  if you are sitting still and a car passes you at 60 the car will almost tip over...

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I Love It... — Good first car, I like it its a four cyl so it doesn't have alot of power... it has a few problems and is missing a few minor pieces and some things were broken, like the air vents, some of the plastic nuts that hold the hubcaps on... mine doesnt have auto windows or door locks... but overall a great car...

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

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Jeremy writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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4

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Quick Quick Quick

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Lights were very dim, hard to see at night

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Cavalier — Where do I begin, Performance A+, especially during acceleration (5 speed that is)...its quicker then any of the Civic SI's off the line. Top speed is ok, not the best as it tops out at 107mph, but a extremely fun car to drive. Gas is another great factor about this car, its down fall which is not that big of a deal to me is the interior. It could use a more sport trim.

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

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Looks Nice, But Runs Crappy By Katie

It was a nice looking car for the '80's. When it ran, it didn't run very good. Beware the 2.8 MPFI V6. It was one of the crappiest motors GM ever made. It was slow to accellerate and needed a lot ... Read More

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