2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Overview


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83 national listings
Base Coupe
65 national listings
5 national listings
LS Coupe
Avg. Price: $4,374
LS Sport
4 national listings
LS Sport Coupe
16 national listings

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3.85 stars

Based on 28 reviews

Good For Price & Economic by beyourself
 — I bought my car brand new 1 mile on it. This car had one problem in the first 4 months. I had a defective battery which caused the car not to start and had to be towed. It was quickly repaired and I d... Read More
Great Car by 1fastcavy
 — it has wonderful get up and go it will even grab rubber in fourth gear it also will pull 13's in a quarter mile stock it does 16's i only have a cold air intake and exhaust done with a body kit but th... Read More
Best If Bought Brand New by Ralone
 — I got this car wen it wuz in it's last production year wen I wuz 17, i bought 0 miles, took it from Arkansas to Tennesse, & Texas, & Mississippi, dependable for high school students, adn pple who don'... Read More

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Overview

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

The 2005 model year was the last for the workhorse Chevrolet Cavalier. The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record was redeemed only by the '05 Cavalier's very affordable price.

No significant changes were made to the 2005 Chevy Cavalier. Three trims were available: the base model, LS, and LS Sport. All three trims were offered in both coupe and sedan bodystyles.

GM offered some modern conveniences for the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. OnStar and XM satellite radio were available, and a surprisingly high-end stereo system, with CD player and MP3 capability, came standard. Still, the interior of the 2005 Cavalier was nothing special - comfortable enough, but definitely economy class.

Economy was also the watchword when it came to fuel efficiency for the '05 Chevrolet Cavalier.  Its EPA highway mileage of 24 mpg city, 33 mpg highway is definitely part of the car's appeal.  And its fuel economy doesn't come at the expense of power: Under the hood, the 2005 Cavalier has a 2.2-liter, dual overhead cam inline-4 engine clocked at 140 horsepower, plenty of oomph for the Cav's less than 3,000 pounds of curb weight.

Alas, the Chevy Cavalier never quite succeeded in competing with other compacts like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. But if you're looking for a used-car bargain, the Cav might be just the ticket!


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Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Dre Jones

Replaced Rear Wheel Bearing, Still Having Problems

3 months ago I replaced the front and rear brakes, both rear struts, and passenger rear wheel bearing. After over a month I start to hear noises coming from the rear right bearing. Took it to a shop, ...

22 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Josh Stell

Help With Code P0442

Hi, I recently purchased a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier from craigslist, It had its check engine light on, but I did a scan and saw that code P0442 was the only code it came back with. I know that's an e...

122 views with 24 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Car Stalls In The Heat

Whenever it seems to be above 85 degrees my car seems to stall. It has no problems beside that

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What Would Cause My Steering Wheel Not To Lock When The Car Is Turned Off?

Until yesterday my steering wheel would lock when I turned my car off. Now it doesn't. What would cause this to happen?

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Fuse Box Locations On A 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. Does A Fuse Control The Mp...

the gas, speedomiter,and temperature gages are not working.

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