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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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It keeps going.
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By Betty97
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car in 2004 with 120,000 miles on it. It now has 216,000+ miles and doesn't use a drop of oil. I average 28 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. I have had no major issues with this car and have only replace the plugs and wires and the water pump. It's going to be a sad day when it does finally die.


Favorite Features

Great gas mileage.


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I will miss my baby :(
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Summur
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


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I bought my 97 cavalier used in may of 04, I car ran great I never had any major problems till recently. About a month ago all hell broke loose! Replaced battery, starter, some valves on engine and then fuel pump. She still isn't starting. I have nothing bad to say about her though, she has well over 210,000 miles on her and she is 13 years old. It was hard to let go. She was a very very reliable car.


Favorite Features

awesome gas mileage. i could go at least two weeks on 20.00 dollars!


Suggested Improvements

none, great small car


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I love my car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By socalqt
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


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My 1997 Chevy Cavalier was my very first car, and I haven't looked back. It's sporty, small, and gets AMAZING gas mileage. A friend and I drove to San Francisco from Los Angeles on one tank of gas and it only costs $40.00 to fill the tank! I bought it at 72,000 miles and I'm up to 103,000+ with little to no problems. No serious mechanical issues so far, the interior kind of fell apart (mostly the previous owners fault). I'm so happy with my car, she's my baby. She's been so good to be and I couldn't be happier!


Favorite Features

The exterior, sunroof, gas mileage, I love everything about this car!


Suggested Improvements

The ONLY thing that I would improve would be the cup holders, that's it!


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'97 Cavalier Rally Sport
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jessicab5808
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2dr Coupe


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It gets you from point A to B, but it rusts easy and overall i HATE it


Favorite Features

5 speed


Suggested Improvements

brake system


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182,000 and still going strong
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By Artsy
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car when it came off a 1- yr lease and had 11,000 miles on it. Over the years have replaced alternator, gasket and thermostat (2x) Did basic oil changes, new tires. Now at 182,000 and the darned thing won't die. Currently getting 33mpg. Drives great, I feel safe in it, and it can plow through the deep snow of a Minnesota winter. Sometimes I'm the only one who makes it to work. Great little car.


Favorite Features

Has a lot of cargo room. With the back seats down, the trunk will hold 3 filing cabinets plus boxes.


Suggested Improvements

Drivers seat gets uncomfortable at about 6 hours of driving.


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