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1990 Buick Electra Limited Sedan FWD
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1990 Buick Electra
Limited Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,775
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,975
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1990 Buick Electra
Limited Sedan FWD
No Expert Reviews
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD

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 The midsize compact was more than showing its age: The bad juju of its outdated platform and iffy safety record w...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1990 Buick Electra
Limited Sedan FWD
No User Reviews
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
writes:
Sturdy little car with a surprisingly amount of room and hauling capacity. Trim was cheap and cracked easily.
105
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe FWDReview:

Perfect Car For Saving Gas! — This car has been driven by my 19 year old son since his junior year of high school. It has been th...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

55
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe FWDReview:

Pretty Good Car — i dont like that it has no power windows, no power locks, and the number one thing cruise control.th...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

1990 Buick Electra
Limited Sedan FWD
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
165 hp @ 4,800 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
140 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
210 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.4 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
3.38 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 1 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 2 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 41.5 in 32.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 13.2 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.9 in 180.9 in
Width 72.4 in 68.7 in
Height 54.3 in 53 in
Wheelbase 110.8 in 104.1 in

Available Options

1990 Buick Electra
Limited Sedan FWD
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Coupe FWD

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