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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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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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CAVALIER
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By COCO PUFFS
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

MY CAR I BOUGHT BRAN SPANKIN NEW IN 96 ITS STILL RUNS BESIDES 2 RUN-INS WITH DEER ALL I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE OTHERWISE IS THE CLUCH AND THE IDLER ARM OTHERWISE IT IS A VERY GOOD AND RELIABLE CAR RIGHT NOW IT HAS 185,000 MILES ON


Favorite Features

EASY TO SEE THE FRONT END OVER THE DASH


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solid car
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By jonesy169
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought this car with 53000 miles on it and three years later its now at 118000 and was still going strong (some bozo crashed into me and it got totaled). It was extremely dependable and the only issues i had with it were normal things like an alternator, brakes, battery, and a map sensor. It got great milage (30mpg hwy) and was peppy for a compact.


Favorite Features

sunroof was great. reliability and power options for everything. I drove the heck out the thing and it held up really well. wish it didn't get wrecked


Suggested Improvements

the seatbelts were uncomfortable (which i believe they fixed the following year), the rear suspension was awful-if you hit a bump you would know it.


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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


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.


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 but lacks comfor
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By Scott3125
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

I have to give it to Chevrolet, this Cavalier has not one mechanical problem since I have owned this vehicle. It is the most reliable vehichle I have owned. Comfort scale is low though. Interior could fit the driver better. Dependablity has put this car in a class by itselt. Thanks Chevy


Favorite Features

Dependability and Reliability


Suggested Improvements

Interior design/seat comfort, both front and back.


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