2005 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 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:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 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: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"price" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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beyourself writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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5

Pros

Fuel economy

Cons

Don't dare be late on maintence or oil changes or you will take a serious chance of creating severe problems that will cost more in the end.

beyourself
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Good For Price & Economic — 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 didn't pay a dime. The other problem I had was defective moldings on the car. I was in one accident 8 months after having the car and was rear ended. Besides the crappy service I got for the insurance company. THis car definitely took a licking. It drove the same after the repair. I was not hurt seriously thank god. The stero system may not be super quality top line. I was impressed with the sound it put out. I have only a CD player nothing fancy. I don't have power windows or seats. Which is fine not looking for anything further to repair. I asked for a base car and that is what I got to go from Point A to Point B. The only defect I got was the breaks. They had to replace one caliper & rotors for the first break job. Again covered under warranty. The inspection found it was a manufacture defect. No problem just fixed it. This happened well after a year of having the car. I travel to work back and forth 13 miles one way with very very local shopping. I get the oiled changed regularly and maintenace regular with the tune up packages. Anyone who give a horrible horrible rating on this car must not be taking care of it properly. I do caution that maintence must be kept on this car in order to problems to be solved before they become costly. This should be common sense to people. I did my homework and heard about the pro's and con's of the former models & years. That is one big must with this car in order for it to keep working like a dream.

Owner for 2 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:11,000

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Ashley writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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4

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mpg

Cons

just not having four-wheel drive on gravel roads

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Overall A Very Nice Car That Doesn't Cost Much For The Upkeep — the car handles really well in any type of weather it is front wheel drive so it does good in the snow. haven't really had any problems with the brakes or anything. i have had to put one set of brakes on it and new tires all the way around besides that nothing has been done except the routine oil change. there are a couple of scratches on the outside of the car and one dent on the passenger side behind the door, the interior is clean. the greatest thing about the car is i get about 36 mpg highway which is awesome. also the car is not too small and i love driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shawn writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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4

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okay system

Cons

slow

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Fun — The performance was okay. Acceleration wasn't that good but the braking and handling was better. The interior of the car was real nice. Cost of ownership was decent. Got good gas mileage and everything. The manitenance was great. Yes this car was fun to drive. I would do it again.

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Joel1076 writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Coupe Review
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4

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Looks, Control, Cost, Comfort

Cons

Engine Size, Sounds System

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My Cavalier — I love this car! Not only did it cost me 8 grand, but it runs beautifully. The stickshift adds control to acceleration and gearbox maintenance is minimal. Gas Milage is around 25 mpg and those 25 mpg are fun with the amount of power. This car is a must have for anyones frist car.

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Nick writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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4

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very good on gas

Cons

i may die in an accident

35

Pretty Good Car — i dont like that it has no power windows, no power locks, and the number one thing cruise control.this car is fun because it has lots of aftermarket upgrades so it is fast. i like the overall lokk of the car i just wish i had rims

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chad writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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3

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decent gas mileage

Cons

it's a cavaluer enough said

45

When In Need Of A Cheap Car! — when you are desperately in need a cheap car that is half decent on gas and is not that big of an eyesore this is the car you need. it will get you from point a to b without too many problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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2

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Half way decent gas milage.

Cons

The paint already fading.

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Something — This cavalier is ok for my budget but it is definitely not a car that i would want to keep thats for sure. It actually has a halfway decent stock radio in it. It sounds better than most new cars. This is the best thing about cause I didnt have to spend any more money on it to make it sound better.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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3

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price and performace for price

Cons

cheap materials

35

You Get What You Pay For — The car has great looks for the prize range and performance is great as well. The car was good on gas. The only trouble is there were some things that felt cheap. The seat were not that comfortable and I would have loved to have a few more inches of leg room. Overall it was functional and fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shellie writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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5

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my car flipped and I came out with only a few minor scratches and a cat bite

Cons

it is being sold for parts because of the damage withstaind.

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2005 Chevy Cavalier — My Cavalier was fast, light, and good looking with a rear spoiler, and nice polished silver color. It keped me safe while in a major car accident, and it was fun to drive, because it picked up speed pretty quick.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyler writes:
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Coupe Review
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3

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cuz its mine and it rulz

Cons

its a little first car owners car so it sux

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Do It — my car kicks butt with the body kit and the aftermarket wheels cold air intake and the computer reprogramming that has been done all in all its a fun to drive and inexpensive car to own and i love it

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

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Awesome Gas Mileage By kathrynroof22

This car is great on gas, and also is very reliable. There is nothing that i have to say about it that is negative. It handles very nice on snow and ice as well as wet roads! Perfect family, and commu... Read More

Great Vehicle By Beth

I have no complaints about this car it has been a great car til this past week. I have owned this car for 10 years now. I woukd definitely recommend this car for people who want a gas saver its awesom... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Fun To Drive By SellingaCav

It gets great gas mileage and it looks like a nice car. Sunroof is awesome for a hot day and it handles pretty good in the snow for a FWD car. It is very reliable and it is relatively inexpensive to m... Read More

Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle! By Cars25c

This car is a great car for every day driving for commute or students. Gets great gas mileage, runs great. Does not have a very sporty look to it with the plain rims, but honestly it is a perfect car ... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Very Good First Car. By a043100

Over all the cavalier has been a good car. Vehicle has very good pick up and plenty of power. Very tight responsive steering and smooth and stable on the highway. The firm suspension make for a roughe... Read More

Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle With Sporty Appearance. By Cars25c

This vehicle gets great gas mileage and also looks very sporty with the rims and the sunroof and spoiler. Maintenance is very cheap if done on time. Car is great for a student or someone needing to co... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

I Do Love My Little Car By jenw317

Its small but tough drives like a truck kind of rough but has done me good untill now. Its hard to keep up on minor repairs on a small budget. All and all it has been dependable. Now not so much. Scar... Read More

Good All Round Car By reverend1735

good all round car. pros: great on gas, great in the snow as long as you had all weather tires on. lots of room in the truck. cons: not much room in the back seat (leg room especially), noticed o... Read More

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Great Fuel Mileage Vehicle. By Cars25c

This car is a great car for fuel mileage. It is a perfect car for someone wanting to commute back and forth to work or school. Has a sporty look to it and has a sunroof. Maintenance if done properly o... Read More

Frustrating!!!! By djred25

Still working on the car! Recently possibly burned up my torque converter!!!! Was driving down the road and it lost power and speed! Sounded like something seized up! Priced a whole new tranny and... Read More

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