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By greennirvana102
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe


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well, ive had the car for about a year now and nothing really has gone wrong with it. its at 120,000 miles and still runs strong. I've put about $1000 in repairs though...... but that was all stuff I knew I had to get. Tires, water pump, and tune up. Overall, great car.


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interior design and build quality..... things are really starting to rattle and squeak


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really is a okay car
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By natalie8
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


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i have to say i think it is a okay car. i havent had any problems out of it yet!. i think it depends on how you keep a car up. the only thing i dont like is it needs more room and i wish mine had another cup holder in the front.


Best Features

good on gas


Worst Features

needs more room


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Nice but slow car!
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By nitrouscav97
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


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I have a fully customized cavalier with lots of mods. But it lacks severely in the performance issue, all the other cars in its class are FASTER! I would be satisfied with 150HP at the least, the car can't seem to turn my chrome wheels fast enough to go anywhere. My wife loves to drive it and I like to drive it too, it looks great with the modifications, but i have no beef under the hood to get onto the freeway! PLEASE help me with this, I need something to boost this cars performance. Also the dashboard does creek in the hot sun while driving, and the AC and the power steering blew out too soon! Thank you -Kyle


Best Features

The only reason I really like to drive this car is because of all the modifications I made to it. That gives it the great appeal to drive. But as for favorite features.... Maybe the exterior styling, I hate civics so i think this has a good style if you modify it a bit.


Worst Features

Needs better BRAKING, interior pieces, HORSEPOWER, steering, power options, fuel system parts, and suspension.


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One of the worst ever
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By savageice
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


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Engine broke($1200), timing chain broke (800), hit a little toothpick tree in the snow and did over $2000 worth of body damage. Add that to a couple of other problems under the hood....I pay more fixing it then I did when I bought the stupid thing


Best Features

The chair moves


Worst Features

don't buy this car everything needs to be improved


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