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Will Own Many More Cavaliers!!
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By Rachek
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


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I drive for a living. I spend no less than 9 hours a day in my car and it is the best purchase I have ever made. I love my car and will own it till it won't own me anymore.


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It is just the all around best car!


Worst Features

The only complaint I have is it needs a little more lumbar support.


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By Joe
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


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Just bought it as a work car. Only had 54,000 miles on it, so not a bad deal. To me the interior is very reminiscent of the 1980s and early 1990s Cavaliers. Most everything seems to be in a logical location. I like the fact that it's cheap, easy to maintain and it's decent on gas. I've driven Cavaliers before, and never had any trouble with them! Although I had forgotten about the loud, droning exhaust note from those GM 4-bangers.


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Cost to operate and maintain


Worst Features

Would like another cup holder up front!


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Perfect For Me
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By Lorrie99415
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe


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Got this car used, and was a little worried about some things I had heard. So far so good though. Being in college it gets me where I need to go in comfort and style, has plenty of pep, feels nice and sturdy to drive and doesn't cost much in gas at all. Could use an extra cup holder, but other than that I have no complaints. Would definately recommend this as a first car for anyone who is not sure what to get.


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Overall style, nice and cheap for parts that rarely break down


Worst Features

Add a cup holder, other than that I'm happy as is!


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OH MY GOD!
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By nocarnow
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


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I have put several aftermarket modifications on my car, thats about all i love about it. Driving it the other day and the tranny went on me!! Left me stuck on Route 90, a major interstate. You know Chevy's little phrase, "we'll be there?" Ya, they'll be there when you need to buy a new car and are going to giive them $22,000! Then they will GLADLY be there. It rides like a go-cart by the way. However I never had any problems with the alternator or the water pump.


Best Features

all of my modifications


Worst Features

more powerful engine, interior styling rather blah, the dash board has STAYED THE SAME FROM 95-2005! All the 95-02's look exactly the same inside, whats up with that?


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solid car, but weak engine
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By ...........
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


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I bought my cav. less then a year ago and it only had 46,000 miles on it. But now it has close to 73,000 and it still runs great. The only problem I've had with it was I needed to replace the altinator. at 72,000 miles.


Best Features

great gas mileage


Worst Features

more powerful engine


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