1997 Chevrolet Cavalier User Reviews

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Users ranked 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 41 - 50 of 63 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier reviews.

    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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    75

    Z24 Secrets — This is the second cavalier I've owned, its a great buy. The Z24 trim model like mine has plenty of acceleration for in-town driving and more than enough to hit the highway comfortably. Its factory Macpherson struts glue it to the road and maintain excellent ride quality with its stock tires. Due to its low weight braking performance is stellar. Its relatively straight forward interior and exterior design makes the car also cheap to maintain while keeping some class in it. Forward aerodynamics are well designed and with the windows and sunroof open there is very little cabin turbulence. This little car begs to be tossed around the streets and reacts quickly and efficiently in both traffic and highway situations. Its definitely not the American the powerhouse that fuels motorhead dreams, however, there are very few cars that at stock performance can superglue themselves to the road at such a perfect near neutral handling characteristics for near its own price. And if your boys laugh about your little economy/sport coupe, fill your tank and let them know your getting 35-38 mpg on the highway and 28-32 in town.

    Pros: Unreal handling, excellent response and braking through weight and suspension design, excellent power for a economy car, and beautiful mileage.

    Cons: Plenty of power for the average person, not quite enough to make it a perfect starter with the street scene.

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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    45

    Trev's Cav — Good car with low miles and a sporty look. Gets awesome gas mileage, 29 mpg baby!

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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    Good Car For A Girl In Her Twenties — I love it. There are some problems, but I'm sure they haven't always been like that. I've had it less than a year. I have over 240,000 miles on it and hopefully it won't die on me now. Seems very reliable.

    Pros: Good steering.

    Cons: No cruise control or sun/moon roof.

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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    Your Typical Car, Nothing Special — It's a typical car. I'm not proud over owning it. It's very reliable (I put mine through A LOT) and it brakes/handles well...but the power/acceleration sucks. If Chevy had put in some better work and styling it would be a pretty sweet car. Too bad Chevy didn't hire me to style it ;) People compare it to sport compact cars and then say "it sucks", but it's not a sport compact, it's a typical economy car, and it does the job well.

    Pros: Handling is good, practical, comfortable ride.

    Cons: Good god the lack of power sucks - but it's an economy car...what do you really expect?

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Review
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    P.o.s. - But What Would One Expect? — The 1997 Chevrolet is your typical entry level sedan. One should not be surprised when it starts falling apart. Although I found the '97 to be much more durable than the '98 I had

    Pros: Usually Cheap, Good School Vehicle

    Cons: Usually Falls Apart

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe Review
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    I Loved Driving This Car. — This was a great first car. I still have this car, however I am selling it if anyone is interested! I absolutely love it! It's cute, small, awesome on gas, easy to drive, and easy to care for. Like I said, it was my first car and as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it. I drove it every single day to and from school and never had any problems out of it. I may just have to keep it for my little sister and give it to her for her first car!

    Pros: Small, easy to drive, great on gas

    Cons: Small back seat, 2 doors, no power locks or windows

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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    Decent Car — decent solid car, no performance aspect, but it got me from point a to point b

    Pros: good gas mileage

    Cons: no performance

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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    Good Car, Fun To Drive. — I think the Cavalier is a good car for a student like me. It's older and economical.

    Pros: good on gas

    Cons: slow off the line

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe Review
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    Crappy My Cavalier Lol — It's a good car and has a ton of miles and only two owners.....so given how much it has been ran into the ground it's a pretty good car.

    Pros: good on gas, parts aren't too expensive

    Cons: no air conditioning- has a whole in the condensor coil

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    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe Review
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    My Car Is My Baby....its My First Car... — My car is purple with silver pinstriping....red dragon seat covers, floor mats, and steering wheel cover

    Pros: great gas mileage

    Cons: there's still alot i want to do to it but cant afford it

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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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