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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Wicked car - Cavalier 1996
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By Kiprotich Arap-Ruto
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I looked at a number of cars before buying my Cavalier 1996. Its price was great and condition pretty good. It drives very well. I had to replace the gas tank (got a used one for a good price and free labor). Overall a very good car.


Favorite Features

Favourite features: I like the overall design of the car, interior, the seats were rather hard so i padded them with a massaging cushion and seat covers. Now it feels very comfortable and both sexy and chic.


Suggested Improvements

Sand rust spots, and paint and spray with rustcheck once or twice a year. Remember to spray all the body and tubes underneath the car. It will save you lots of stress, headache and money too.


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Great car for the Money
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By Dan79
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


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This car has been absolutely great for me, I bought it in ’98 with 20K and now it has over 160K. Thank God this car has practically never given me trouble, the only thing I remember changing was the AC compressor. The car doesn’t have great pick-up but what can you expect from a 4-cyln, but it flies I do 70-80 mph with no problem and no shaking. Its starting to show its age now, but I can't complain considering how it has performed till now. I don't know if I was bless, cause I've seen some pretty sh*tty reviews here and on Consumer Reports, but I'm extreamly happy with it.


Favorite Features

Sunroof is nice, but opens way too slow.


Suggested Improvements

It was / is my first car, I don't like the present style, doesn't matter its discontinued


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Best Car I have owned
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By shadow822
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car new and have been very pleased with it. Love the 2.4L engine. I am 5'9" and the driver's seat is fine for me. Gas mileage is about 21 mpg in town. I have looked at the new Chevrolets and the seats seem very hard and uncomfortable to me. The maintenance on this car has been very little. The main reason I would not buy another is the seating and they no longer offer the 2.4L engine.


Favorite Features

2.4L engine - has a lot of get up and go for a small car


Suggested Improvements

offer leather seating as an option


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Not a bad small car
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By cavowner
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


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bought this car about 5 years ago. it had 60,000 miles on it. When I traded it in for a larger vehicle it had a whopping 122000 miles. the only things I had to fix on the car were maintenance items such as tires, brakes, alignment, and muffler. I really have nothing BAD to say about the vehicle. I had to trade up to a larger vehicle and had to say goodbye to the cav.


Favorite Features

the get up and go with just a 4 cylinder, gas milage, and reliability


Suggested Improvements

well this was a 1996 so chevy has made improvements. wouldnt be fair to list them without seeing a new cav.


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Reliable car
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By Donald stavish
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I have had no costly repairs to talk about


Favorite Features

Like the low drive and comfort of the seats and the seating position


Suggested Improvements

Changed the exterior design


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