2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Overview

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Base
Avg. Price: $4,535
Base Coupe
Avg. Price: $4,636
LS
Avg. Price: $4,918
LS Coupe
9 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,867
LS Sport
1 national listing
LS Sport Coupe
18 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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record was redeemed only by the '05 Cavalier's very affordable price.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

christopher00
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Car Will Not Start

I was driving the car and I thought it ran out of gas. I put gas in the car and it still would not start. I checked the fuel pressure and it was fine. I checked to make sure the car was getting spark ...

7,278 views with 13 answers (last answer about a week ago)
willwoe
5

Won't Turn Over!

I have a 2005 Chevy Cavalier, four doors, silver. Went to a reputable mechanic and had the fuel pump changed and both fuel filters. I also changed the spark plugs. It still wont turn over, it wont ign...

21 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
bootsie65
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Replaced Thermostat, Radiator, And Waterpump Still Overheats Why

Replaced all the above blows cold air doesnt have oil or fluids out of place and doesnt blow white smoke still has good compression so what else could it b

30 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
rammers59
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Timing Chain On 2005 Cavialar

car would not start one day,checked the timing chain,and was very loose,it didnt break,so i checked the guide,and it was broken,got new chain,and guide,and put them in,but when i hand crank it ,it a...

23 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Reidmere
5

2005 Chevy Cav Turning Over But Not Starting.

I stopped into McD's to get some coffee, come out and my car won't start. I've never had any trouble before of the sort. It sounds normal, but won't start, even with it jumped to another car. Probl...

35 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)