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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record was redeemed only by the '05 Cavalier's very affordable price.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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Poor Fuel Mileage

I have a 2005 cavalier with a manual trans and the 2.2 ecotec engine. the first year and a half the car got almost 38 mpg. I drive all highway. The car is supposed to get 36mpg highway. I was happy. N...

1,485 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 days ago)

Clutch

We change this part in my car and it still is having problems with air getting in it the little tiny piece next to it when found on the ground can you tell us if it goes to this or not

5 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

2005 Chevy Cavalier Overheating When Idling, Ac Turns Hot When Idling

Hi friends, I have some overheating issues with my car. My symptoms are that when I idle on a very hot day here in vegas (it was almost 120 recently) the heat creeps up and up though nowhere near the...

14 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

2005chevy Cavalier

My car all of sudden just stopped working on my way home this morning no warning signs or lights but a little bit of a rattiling noise

2 views with no answers yet

Turns Off When Starting

When the key is turned to on or run the dash lights up and everything looks normal and the fuel pump goes, but when I turn it to start everything turns off and the engine does not try to turn over....

5 views with 5 answers (last answer about a week ago)