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Wicked car - Cavalier 1996
By Kiprotich Arap-Ruto on 11/14/07 07:43 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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.
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Great car for the Money
By Dan79 on 10/26/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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Best Car I have owned
By shadow822 on 06/28/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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.
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Not a bad small car
By cavowner on 05/01/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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Reliable car
By Donald stavish on 03/01/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan

Review

I have had no costly repairs to talk about
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Who would have believed it?
By kmay on 08/19/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought my 1996 LS with 26k miles on it in September 1997. What a pleasant surprise this car has turned out to be! Still rolling at 126,800 miles. I get 35 mpg on long highway trips, 24 in the city. No special work - except a new alternator and starter last year. The oil light has been on for 2.5 years, but 6 different mechanics have said there is no leak - it's just the sensor. Paint has held up - no chips, no dents.
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LOVE IT!
By Jeanine on 07/18/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought this car used with 15,000 on it. In one year I put over 24,000 on it. It still ran beautifully. I had no "major" problems. The plastic did start to crack and make little peices fall off like the seat belt cover. However this is a small price to pay for the relability and the hassle free ownership of the car. I just totaled the car by rear-ending someone going 65mph. I have to say if it weren't for the air bags and the strudyness of the car, I would have a lot more than bruises on my body. I'd reccommend this car to anyone, in fact I just bought a 97!
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96 cav
By 96chevy on 02/06/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan

Review

Just getting rid of this car after over 103,000 miles due to a blown gasket. Only other significant repair was air conditioning system around 75,000 miles. It was a reliable, affordable car.
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7 years and counting...
By iowadoc on 10/17/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan

Review

Bought it new and now have 133000 miles. Only one significant repair (just off warranty). I just did my first tune up! Runs like a tank, reasonably comfortable, handles very well, fun to drive. I plan on going 200,000 with it. On the highway I get about 33 mpg or better. The engine will still be running when the body falls off. I've owned at least 10 cars and this is my favorite.
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Good 1st car. dont fall in luv too quick
By ewest on 06/16/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan

Review

i bought my cavy in 96 and was in love wit the looks. the dealership also told me it was very safe with the "steel cage" and all--5*'s. but after i bought it i read on edmunds and other sites that the safety was iffy at best. i havent had many problems with it outside of the faulty circuitry that makes my "check engine" light stay on all the time. i wouldnt recommend it to anyone other than a teen as a first car. but you should DEFINITELY upgrade the engine and stereo system.
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