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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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By shadow822
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Sedan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I have had no costly repairs to talk about


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Changed the exterior design


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IT'S REALLY AN O.K. CAR
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By MICHELLE HAPPY
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I HAVE GOTTEN USE TO V-6,AUTOMATIC ENGINES,BUT FOR A 4 CYL.-IT REALLY RUNS SMOOTH. ONCE YOU START MOVING, IT'S VERY QUIET AND EXTREMELY FUEL EFFECIENT AND I ONLY PAID $1500 FOR IT.


Best Features

IT'S ROOMY AND THE SEAT FOLD'S DOWN IN THE BACK.


Worst Features

BETTER SPEAKERS SHOULD COME WITH THIS CAR.


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Who would have believed it?
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By kmay
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Zippy when I need to do quick lane changes, and has always, always, always started with a purr.


Worst Features

If only it were bigger, I would buy another one.


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