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good car now i have spent money
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By fandfcavalier
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2dr Coupe


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This car is a dicent lil car. not something to brag about but none the less its a car. i have upgraded the brakes, exhaust system, and intake system and after that i am impressed with the lil car. i have the 3 speed auto and i ran a 17.33 in the quarter and 9 sec 0-60 the other day. the only thing is that the 2.2 liter motors timing chain tenser is crap. i need it changed and the cheapest place to change it so far is 500 bucks. Another thing i hate is gm's crappy alternators and water pumps. i am on the second water pump and the 3rd alternator. but other than all of that is been a good car.


Best Features

exterior styling, interior styling, and now aftermarket people are making parts now :D.


Worst Features

crappy motor. tranny is good but its only a 3 speed. crappy alternators and waterpumps.


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Great fun car
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By drkoz0123
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe RS 2dr Coupe


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My Cavi was my 2nd car. I was looking for something sporty, reliable, and more safe than my previous car to go back and forth to college. Currently have 64000 miles. Only had a few problems but nothing major. One of them was recalled 2 years later and GM has been great to refund then money. It's great on fuel. Does OK when it's really cold, I've been stuck without a vehicle because it was too cold a few times. Seats are a little uncomfortable and bad for very tall and/or larger people. Needs more cup holders. Needs a better stereo system which I changed. The seat that folds down in back is great to haul stuff. Seems to dent and scratch easy.


Best Features

Sporty look. Moonroof is great. Gas miliage. It's a GM product!


Worst Features

More room. Better seats. Better stereo system.


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A lot of go for a 4 banger
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By greennirvana101
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe Z24 2dr Coupe


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i just bought this car used with a bunch of mods on it... it runs 0-60 in 6.7! its got a lot of go and potential for such a great price


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stay away!
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By davehatescavaliers
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2dr Coupe


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after being ripped off in 2001 for $3000 more than the car was even worth, it's been one problem after another with this little piece of you- know-what. i'm considering replacing it with a 12 year old accord with 108,000 miles if that tells you anything. that honda will be a real step up.


Best Features

usually starts.


Worst Features

any, all, as much as possible. glad that '04 is the last model year for this useless, outdated, rolling money pit.


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Don't buy this car.
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By tezdel81
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2dr Coupe


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My mother always said, "you get what you pay for." That is exactly right with this car. The best thing it has going for it is gas mileage. Otherwise, it's built to last only a few years. No trade in value, you will end up owing way more than its worth in the long run. Stay away is my opinion.


Best Features

gas mileage lots of recalls (LOL)


Worst Features

don't make the engines out of recycled cans... in fact, don't make the whole car out of recycled cans.


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