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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Displaying 41 - 50 of 61 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier reviews.

Stuart writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Fun

Cons

suspension is soft

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My First Car, Spent $1000 Customizing It. Love It — the fact that i can customize ALOT in this car. I have the SS model, love doing powerslides in it, cheap to fix up, and can take a thrashing. sounds absolutely brilliant especially with dual exhaust mufflers that i've put on.

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

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Angie writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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5

Pros

good gas mileage

Cons

multiple gauge clusters had to be replaced,

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My Car — good acceleration for a 4 cylinder, brakes and handle fine, has a few maintenance problems but im not sure if they are from when i wrecked the car or if are due to the car having 100k miles, has a rod knock, possibly a cracked re-strut,and revs to high due to a dumbass ex of mine putting the wrong trans fluid in it, the gas gauge went bad and had to be replaced, now the rpm gauge is going bad, and some of the lights behind the gauges have gone out but i do love owning and driving this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Casey writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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4

Pros

Good beginner car, Easy to work on

Cons

Nothing really it all depends on how you drive, and what you do to it

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My 2004 Cavalier — The 2004 Cavalier is a really good beginner car, it is great on gas and is cheap to keep. The build quality is wonderful it has a pretty solid frame and you can rely on it. Appearance of the Cavalier is just like a normal car, but it is a smaller. Cost of this vehicle ranges from $500 - 10,000 Depnding on the year and miles and condition of the vehicle. The car is fun to drive and I can say it is very reliable for a beginner car, and its cheap to keep, and get work done to it. Then End

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chad writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Quick, comfortable, peppy, gas mileage and nice sound system

Cons

It's a front wheel drive

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It's A Pretty Sweet Economical Car That's Sporty And A Little Different From The Rest — It's a quick little car, that gets good gas mileage. The engine/trans combo are bulletproof and it's an all around fun car to drive. It's not a race car or anything but for an economy car it's a great deal.

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Frank writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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4

Pros

It a sporty little car

Cons

The interior sucks

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2004 Evil-tec — The acceleration is better after the performance mods, the car definitely hugs the road better after having been lowered, and the braking is alright. My driver seat has a large tear on the side, the fabric on the seat seems cheap. Sometimes when turning there is a funny noise that comes out, but nothing wrong with the car upon inspection. When washed, it looks like a beaut, when dirty ... well not so much. I generally get 33 - 35 mpg, but it gets costly with things breaking. The wheel bearing has been toasted twice now because of terrible wisconsin winters. I like driving it, turn up the tunes and begin to weave in and out of traffic.

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Kak writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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5

Pros

Good gas mileage, and my favorite color.  

Cons

I guess I can't think of any

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My Chevy — ITS RED!!!!! have'nt had any problems with my car, handles well, and has pretty good mileage, and is already paid off, was a fairly cheap car, insurance isn't too bad. I have fun driving my car. My car thinks its a racecar lol. It Has a good sound system. The breaks are good, and other then gas, and oil changes, it doesn't cost a lot to maintain.

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Nathan writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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2

Pros

Cheap

Cons

lacking power

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04 Cavalier — Its a decent car for the price. Its a quality car it has a nice interior which works well. The preformance is lacking then of course it's only a 4 cyclinder non-turbo. I mean it is a manual so it is a semi-fun car to drive and it doesn't cost much to mantain.

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Scott writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Peppy as my mom says, good gas mileage, ect

Cons

its yellow :P

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2004 Cavalier — it works for me, there isn't really much else that i can say about it. It has decent pickup for a four cylinder, decent value, its a base so you get what you get. It zips around and gets good gas mileage. nothing rattles, so it has decent build quality. good car, you get what you paid for

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Katie writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe Review
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4

Pros

the 2000 rms amp, and 2 12's in the back..

Cons

the fact that it can't beat a stock civic off the line. has no brass and balls

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'04 Cav — This is a manual 5 speed with overdrive. It gets 30-36 mpg depending on how hard you are on the gas and break pedals. Easy shift car. Good feel and handling, but body rolls in tighter courners because it's a coupe. Not impressed with the back end without a spoiler, but it's a good first owner car.

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Darren writes:
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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4

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reliable good on gas

Cons

silly little things

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Not Too Bad — what can you expect from a cavalier i guess its not too bad its reliable hasnt left me stranded lots of hwy km havnt even changed the brakes only thing i dont kile is that in the winter time the door freezes and the dam light stays on its been hit soo many times now and it looks good with 17" s on it

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