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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

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Oh How I Wish I Had Kept This Car
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By R Carter
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe VL 2dr Coupe


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I bought my '91 Cavalier-VL in 1991 and regretfully traded it in 2002 for something with less mileage. It had over 186000 miles on it when I traded it. It ran like a champ. Total repair costs for the 11 yrs I had it was probably not over $1000 I bet if even that much. Absolutely the best car I have ever had and wish to this day (in 2009)I still had it.


Favorite Features

Just plain fun! Handled like a champ in snow-never once fishtailed. Handled great on any road. And it felt safe.


Suggested Improvements

Center console came loose on driver's side after about 8 years.


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Excellent Car!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mar-tone
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe VL 2dr Coupe


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This was my 1st new car purchase and the best $10,400 I ever spent! After 13+ years and 129,000 miles I've gone through 2 exhaust systems, 2 starters, a head gasket, 3 brake jobs, and one water pump. But STILL a VERY dependable car year 'round. Still handles good, good mileage. Not the fastest or shiniest car on the block - but I own it. NO car payment, low taxes and STILL dependable transportation to work. "Trade in value"?...who needs it! Chevrolet made a winner here!!!


Favorite Features

Dependability, surprisingly BIG trunk, love that 5 speed manual!


Suggested Improvements

Could sacrifice some of the trunk space for the back seat(too small). Raise the nose off of the raod - front paint susceptible to rocks/dirt flying up.


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Great Car
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By Atmospheres
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe VL 2dr Coupe


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My car has given me very little trouble in 8.5 yrs. It's easy to maintain with very little mechanical experience. I have done most of it myself with a pretty basic tool set. Ex.:Ignition switch and light switch in the steering column, batteries, fan motor, hoses, radiator, cooling tank, thermostat, plugs, wires, light replacement, water pump, oil, air, and fuel filter changes. (Keep in mind, I'm a girl...)I paid $3000.00 for the car and have put another 115,000 miles on it since I bought it. Mine has over 230,000 miles on it! My car has towed more than it's share of vehicles. (I never said I pampered it.)


Favorite Features

It is a simple car with very little to break down. I have the 5 sp. manual transmission. I get around 28 MPG. A fill up is only 11.5-12 gal. It is quick and handles well even at 70mph on the highway(legal here). It gets great gas mileage and is easily maintained.


Suggested Improvements

Not much to improve. The headliner fell down (so I tacked it up) and the carpet on the rear package shelf has come apart. But, I live in Florida and my car isn't kept in a garage. So it gets the full affect of the sun. Paint is dull, but I don't wash/wax it, either.


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good car
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By sean gatewood
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe VL 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car with low miles and have driven the car into the ground and it still starts and gets me there every day. It has been a great school car for a good price it has never failed me. I have never replaced the cluch exaust or anythiing for that matter outside of an altranator and battery.


Favorite Features

It starts everyday good gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

better seals aroung the doors and windows and a better headliner


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A great long-lasting ride!
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By Nicolle
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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe VL 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car brand new 12 years ago and now have over 145,000 miles on it. I haven't spent more than $800 in replacement parts and still have the original exaust and clutch. The car has been extremely reliable, getting me home safe through several snow storms and NEVER breaking down. The engine sounds better than newer cars I've test drove lately.


Favorite Features

Reliability and value. It keeps going and going!


Suggested Improvements

Should have had a passenger side mirror. Internal materials, such as fabric on roof and under back window wore out quickly and the cup holder broke after the first couple of years, and glue around the gear shifter and parking break came apart.


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