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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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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 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Good looks, good value, standard anti-lock brakes, optional traction control

  • Cons

    Buzzy standard 2.2-liter engine, cheap interior materials

  • What's New for 1997

    The Rally Sport (RS) trim is available for 1997 on the coupe and slotted between base and Z24 editions of the Cavalier. RS trim nets buyers the rear spoiler from the Z24, 15-inch tires, AM/FM stereo, tachometer, interior and exterior trim upgrades and a 3D rear-quarter panel decal. Base coupes have new wheel covers and safety belt guide loops. All 1997 Cavaliers meet federal side-impact standards for the first time. One new interior color and three new exterior colors freshen the lineup.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)


Almost 10 years old and

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

I've had this car for almost 10 years and it still runs great and looks great! People always ask me.."What kind of car is that","Who makes it","That's a nice looking car",etc.I have nothing but great things to say about it and other people do as well. Passengers can't believe how quick it goes from 0 to 40,50,60mph. Great on gas! So much fun to drive! Put the top down and everyone is checking it out! Also,I've had the car for almost 10 years. I got in a very bad accident with it(another driver's fault,nothing to do with the car) and I truly believe its safety features saved my life. Air bags worked right on contact,seat belt locked me in place,etc. Not a fender bender! Best purchase I ever made!




#1 ragtop beater

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

1997 Convertible LS.Bought it new in 05/1998. Rarely in shop. Have spent maybe $1000 in non-warranteed work. A blast to drive. Every day driver. Holds five passengers. (name another american convertible that does that) Huge trunk for a car its size. Have vacationed in it with the wife and 3 kids comfortably.




Great little car

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

I bought my cavalier used and with high mileage. I still love it, and can't think of selling it.




What a fun car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

I have had this car since 1997. The only complaint that I can say is the roof leaked in the begenning. After getting it to the dealership numerous times, the problem was finally solved.




I love this car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

I bought my Cavelier 4 years ago, and I love it as much today as i did the day I bought it. It is a great car.



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Cavelier convertible tops in gas

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Convertible

My Chevrolet Cavelier is tops in gas milage and would be an excellent car for a young person or old. However, I think GM needs to improve on the sturdiness of the vehicle.



Full 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Review

What's New for 1997

The Rally Sport (RS) trim is available for 1997 on the coupe and slotted between base and Z24 editions of the Cavalier. RS trim nets buyers the rear spoiler from the Z24, 15-inch tires, AM/FM stereo, tachometer, interior and exterior trim upgrades and a 3D rear-quarter panel decal. Base coupes have new wheel covers and safety belt guide loops. All 1997 Cavaliers meet federal side-impact standards for the first time. One new interior color and three new exterior colors freshen the lineup.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
/
  • 31
  • highway
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