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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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55

Blech — Bought this car with under 100k miles on it, and it broke down all the time. Looked pretty ugly, and wasn't very quick, even though it had the Z24 engine. Only drove it maybe 2,000 miles in the 6 months I had it, and it needed repairs about 5 times.

Pros: Pretty much nothing

Cons: Pretty much everything

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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"it's Your Day To Drive It!" "no, It's Your Day!" — Not a fan of this one.It's slow, uncomfortable and is anything but classy. Although it's had some problems on cold weather, it has been pretty reliable. It's not very fun to drive and me and Andrea take turns driving it so neither one of us get made fun of too much.

Pros: It's better than walking.

Cons: Too many to list.

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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My Car Is A Good Little Car — It is a very fun car to drive. It has 240k's on it and still running strong, Its not a very expensive car, gas is very cheap on it, Fun, fun fun, is all i can say about it. I would recomend it to a friend.

Pros: still running

Cons: rust holes

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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The Used Cavalier: The Friend To The Economically Challanged — The dash squeaks at road speeds, and the gas cap is on wrong side. Good power, handling, visibility. Very reliable for a car with over 190,000 miles on it. I do wish the air conditioning still worked. I hope to keep it long enough to teach my kid to drive with it. It's good on gas; about 26 to 30 mpg. It's a decent driver. The seats don't move smoothly, though, and it's a bit tough to get the oil changed. The exterior has held up well.

Pros: gas milage, drivability, trunk space

Cons: gas cap on wrong side, dash squeaks, a/c out, seats don't track well

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 — Great acceleration for a Cavy (Twin Cam 2.4L), Also very very reliable. Have almost 173,00 miles--no leaks or major problems at all.On the downside though, t tops out at 105 mph. However I'm very tal (6'2") and its pretty tight inside. Overall pretty fun car to drive and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. This car has carried me for the past 2.5 years with no problems, and now I'm in college and I can drive it anywhere with no worries.

Pros: acceleration, reliability

Cons: small inerior space, squeaks/rattles a bit, medicore brakes, uncomfortable seats.

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Review
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My Old Cavy — it was okay. just a car. i got it from my grandma with 133,000 miles on it, and it ran fine. i just wish i could've kept it longer but it had broken down and i needed a new car. not really great in any particular thing except for gas mileage.

Pros: great on gas

Cons: boring, slow, cheap and ugly

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Its Fun To Drive — Well I need to do alot of work to it and it lacks alot in the performance area. It could use some paint, body work and some new audio equipment which is all the car will be. Its fun to drive and I enjoy it everytime I go out in it. It is cheap on gas and gets me from point A to point B so it serves its purpose.

Pros: Good on Gas

Cons: Paint is chipping

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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1996 Chev Cavalier — bought it really really cheap at auction. put in a set of front brake pads and changed all the fluids. has paid for itself and all the maintenance and repairs three times over in fuel savings. put a used tranny in it and replaced a leaky head gasket. has a few small leaks here and there, but it is great as a run around work car. gets better mileage than newer cavaliers.

Pros: fuel mileage.....  overall cost of ownership

Cons: not the comfiest ride....   brutal handling on gravel

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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Great On Gas, But Lots Of Maintenance! — This is a light car and good for everyday driving, but it seems that there is always something going wrong!

Pros: Gas efficient and easy to handle!

Cons: Everything seems to go wrong and there are alot of manufacture defaults that I have recieved in the mail since I have had it!

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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Decent Looking Turd — kind of slow, decent gas mileage, looks ok, lots of rattles and minor mechanical problems. The system i have intstalled cannot be turned up loud or everything shakes and is super annoying.

Pros: five speed, good looks, gas mileage

Cons: stupid, cheap, and rattly

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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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