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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Chevrolet Cavalier Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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  • What's New for 1996

    The 2.3-liter Quad 4 is replaced after just one year by a 2.4-liter twin-cam engine. Four-speed automatic transmission includes traction control. Daytime running lights debut, remote keyless entry is optional on LS and Z24 and base models get new interior fabrics and an Appearance Package.

Full 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Review

What's New for 1996

The 2.3-liter Quad 4 is replaced after just one year by a 2.4-liter twin-cam engine. Four-speed automatic transmission includes traction control. Daytime running lights debut, remote keyless entry is optional on LS and Z24 and base models get new interior fabrics and an Appearance Package.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



It works for me

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

I have been happy with this car. There have not been any major problem inherent with it, just some minor things. For a 10 year old vehicle, it still performs rather well, getting 24-28 mpg around town and not exhibiting any problems on road trips.




Awesome car

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

One of my favorite cars. I owned one in '96 and regretted getting rid of it. When I saw this one, I had to buy it. Also very safe and reliable. We were just in an accident. A Ford F250 ran a stop sign and hit us. It totaled my Cavalier, but we were all alive




Love it!

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

I love this car, yeah it may be a Cavalier but I think it's a great car. The car is fun to drive, drives well, and is great on gas. It's easy to get in and out of, the seats move easily and its more spacious then i thought it might have been. I honeslty enjoy this car more then the others I have had, so overall I believe it's a great car for a 21 year college girl!




Avoid like the plague

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

Fuel pump-August, 2002; $800. TRANSMISSION-January, 2003; $2300. Head Gasket-Febraury, 2003; $500. Total mileage of this car is only 68,000. This is, without a doubt, the absolute worst car that I have ever owned. The above list is only a small sample of the problems with this car. Many problems similar to other reviews (motor mounts, shoddy interior, etc).




I love my car!

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

I bought my car in the summer of 1999. With the exception of a couple of recalls, and a new ignition coil, I have had no problems with this car. I wouldn't recommend getting a white top, as it is impossible to get it clean. Other than that, I love it and I love the dealership I bought it from.




Same problems as others.

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

I just wanted to say that I am having the same problems others are having. Transmission out, electronic fuel sending system (Controlls fuel guage) replaced 2 times, waterpump, heater core, wheel berings, window motors. GM sold these with the new Dex Cool engine coolant. Around 1999 they discovered this was breaking down and causing internal engine rust. I'd trade in before 70k.



Talk About The 1996 Cavalier

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Discussions See all Started By

dailydriver1
dailydriver1
06-13-2008
I recently bought a 96 Cavalier with 140,000 miles on it; the engine makes a lot of clatter, it sounds like a diesel. There is no detenation going on and it sounds like top end noise not rod nock. The...


johnson35
johnson35
08-27-2000
My 1996 Cavalier has a tendency to midfire when...


bluemist1
bluemist1
12-30-1998
with the Chevrolet Cavalier, especially with the...



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