1989 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

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    1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Review
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    The Best Cavalier Around — The best Cavalier around!! My Cavalier is the best around because I have done all the work to it myself with some help from my Dad. I have gone through two four cylinder engines and finally decided that it was time for the biggest stock engine that came in the Cavalier, yes that right i pulled out the crappy in-line four and auto transmission and dropped in the 3.1L V6 and the Muncie 5speed Transmission.... Now this car really hauls ass... I can get it to about 120km/h in 3rd gear...

    Pros: Can burn rubber in first and second gear and chirp the tires in third

    Cons: Eats gas like you wouldnt believe

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    Good First Car! But Wouldn't Own One Now — This was my first car. It was bought brand new and I shared it with my folks. I put 90% of the miles on the car. The car survived 11 years and 118K miles of wear and tear before trading it in. The car survived 3 accidents. The car didn't owe me a thing when I traded it in. I saw it 2 years later in a parking lot, so it still was trudging along.

    Pros: Sturdy build
    Inexpensive

    Cons: Faded Red Paint

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    1989 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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    Torture Victum — I put this car through hell. I bought it off my friends sister with siezed motor (2.8), aparently she ran it out of oil. I then put 4 more 2.8's and one 3.1 through it. The stock tranny has lasted through it all. I was mainly testing these motors to see how tough they were. The 3 2.8's died from top end issues and can be fixed (cheaper to get and swap a motor though) the other 2.8 had an oiling issue and is siezed the 3.1 broke a connecting rod and tried to escape out of the engine block. This car was field bagged, rallied, jumped, held on the rev limiter, etc. These are tough little cars.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cheap commuter. Parts are cheap.

    Cons: The body kit and salt rust the car.

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    J Body Gen Ii Phase I — The Best of the Cavalier life span. The 1st gen was to ugly, and the 3rd gen above were similar to bubbles. The classic 2.8L (later replaced with the 3.1L) was quite possibly the best 6 cylinder engine chevy put out. Easy to work on and the results of some decent TLC was always noticable.

    Pros: Exterior shape and design, 2.8L V6, and Quality sound.

    Cons: Limited cup holder abilities, getting up in the years, and not so pretty rims.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

    Perfect Car For Saving Gas! By tglenn76

    This car has been driven by my 19 year old son since his junior year of high school. It has been the perfect car for him! The two door coupe may not be optimal for a large family due to difficulty g... Read More

    Great Transportation Car That Is Comfortable To Drive. By Nate

    its a great little car that gets me back and forth to school with no problem. takes the abuse of the gravel road very well and hasn't failed me yet. has enough power to get up and go but still remain ... Read More

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

    I Love My Car By VegasDoll

    I really don't dislike anything about my car. I wish it had less miles on it than it does but that's about it. It has almost 170,000. But I've taken very good care of it and it runs very smooth and qu... Read More

    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

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

    I Would Buy It All Over Again. By popovsd

    Reliabale, never had any problems. Low maintenance cost. Still looks good. Compared to Toyota or Honda it depreciates a lot faster (resell value wise). I never had any problems with it even though it ... Read More

    Wonderful Daily Driver By CharlesSD

    A great, affordable, and simple car. This car isn't suppose to be a big luxury filled family car, this is purpose built as a nice day to day commuting car and it does that perfectly. It looks nice for... Read More

    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

    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

    A Beginners Car By JDockham93

    This car can either be your reliable friend or it can be a hastle. Since it's a common enough car and there's lots of them in junk yards, finding parts for them is easy. But since they are common, fin... Read More

    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

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