2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Overview


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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Overview

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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record was redeemed only by the '05 Cavalier's very affordable price.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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Car wont start. Scan says purge vlv solenoid but that shouldnt stop it from starting should it? Also oil being sucked into air filter.

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My Cavalier Automatic Transmission With Over Drive Cable Is Hooked Up Not B...

All gears work but reverse cable is hooked up shifter is not broken . Reverse will choke the motor down . Shifter to transmission works just fine . Fluid is rite . Can you help

24 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 days ago)

What's Wrong With My A/c And Heating System?

I have a '05 Chevy Cavalier and the heating and A/C system have apparently stopped working. I switched them on and nothing came out the vents, but I can hear the car makes sounds when switched off o...

7 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

2005 Cavalier Will Not Start And Dash Lights Do Not Come On

My wife drove car home and parked went to start next day will turn over but will not start, also when the key comes on, there are no dash lights at all. My wife said there were no dash lights the n...

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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 ...

15,333 views with 27 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)