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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 28 reviews
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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record was redeemed only by the '05 Cavalier's very affordable price.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
Shaking Between 50-70mph And "honking" Brakes
My cavalier shakes between 50-70 mph even after getting my wheels balanced and aligned on saturday. Also my brakes make a loud "honking" noise whenever i roll to a stop. I havent had anyone look into ...
Turn Signal Stops Working After A Few Flashes
Hi, I have a chevy cavalier 2005. My turn signals are not working properly. The left signal works for a few clicks and then turns off. The right is better than the left signal but has a similar beha...
How Do I Change Out Timing Belt In A 2005 Chevy Calvalier 2.2 Eco 4cyn.
2005 Losing Antifreeze Coolant
My cavalier was running hot thought it was the ac unit replace it. 3 days later overheating and refill coolant to find it completely dry about 3 hrs later.
I Have A 2005 Chevy Cavalier And The Ac Went Out Recently Clutch Is Engagin...
Low pressure line going to dryer is barely cool and the dryer and other lines are even warmer, any idea