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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record was redeemed only by the '05 Cavalier's very affordable price.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

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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....

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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 ...

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Will Not Start *manual 05 Cavalier Ls

Not very knowledgable with cars .. It worked fine last night, this morning i started it up and it wasn't idling steady and sounded like the engine was working WAY too hard. drove it to the auto part...

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Clutch Solenoid

I took my car into the shop and they said it was a clutch solenoid that went out I have a 5- speed we went online to try and find something to fix that because they said it would cost $1,000 to fix...

7 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)