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Chevrolet Cavalier Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Low price, roomy interior, great basic transportation

  • Cons

    Cheap interior materials, buzzy standard engine

  • What's New for 1998

    A Z24 convertible is introduced, cruise control is standard on all but base models, power windows and remote keyless entry are no longer available on base cars, and buyers can no longer delete the AM/FM radio. Second-generation airbags debut on all models.

Full 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Review

What's New for 1998

A Z24 convertible is introduced, cruise control is standard on all but base models, power windows and remote keyless entry are no longer available on base cars, and buyers can no longer delete the AM/FM radio. Second-generation airbags debut on all models.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



A sad goodbye

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Convertible

I bought my convertible new in 1998. I love this car. I have owned this car for 8 years. My car had 140,000 miles at the time of its death. My car was totaled by a full size Explorer (and the car took the hit). My Cavalier was the best car I ever owned. It never gave me any real problems except for the AC went out once but it was an easy fix. I am sad to see this car go.




Good, cheap fun

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Convertible

This is my first convertible and my first Chevy, and I love it. Some people complain about the engine noise from inside the car; I think it's got a great purr. Not too loud, but not dead silent like a Honda. Acceleration is great for a four-banger with a four speed auto, and handling is smooth. The ride is nice, but still sporty, allowing you to feel the road. Riding up front with the top down, it's remarkably quiet and not too windy. I replaced the factory stereo with a Rockford, which sounds great even with the original speakers. I've driven from Utah to California and back a couple of times and never had a problem. Just a fun car!




Sexy little car

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Convertible

The problems I have had with this car are minor. I had a window rattle in the door which the dealership fixed, I had to replace the brakes after 30,000. The sound system is good, but don't try to crank it up too much. The one big problem I have had with this car is the cigarette lighter. For some reason, using it to charge my cell phone caused an electrical short which at various times caused the horn not to work or the roof not to go up or down. By and large I am very happy with this car. I like the way it looks, it can comfortably seat five "normal" sized people, and with the back seat folding down I have a lot of versatility in transporting things.




The best car ever is

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Convertible

The Cavalier Z24 is the best car for the money I have experienced no problems and everyone who says it is bad probably were not taking care of the car or they are bad to their cars all together. The five speed manual transmission is very fast and has great sound. Even with the convertible top down still has a quiet ride. The 2.4L twin cam engine is fast and is great for tuning for an American "Fast And Furiouse" car.




Watch out for the exploding

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Convertible

This has got to be the worst possible car ever. I've had the driver's window and the rear window explode so far. No one was around - nothing hit the windows. Just exploded while I was driving. The coolant light comes on everytime I make a sharp left hand turn. My windows leak like crazy whenever it rains. I've had it into the dealership 3 times regarding this matter. They told me to roll the window up first then shut the door to help it seal - still doesn't help.I could tell you for hours the things that are wrong. This is just some of the big stuff. Only some of it-I haven't even got started.




Good old chevy

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Convertible

Great car and fun to drive.



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rahlcepx88
rahlcepx88
09-27-2007
I have a 1998 Z24 Cavalier, and am trying to figure out if there are audio jacks in the back of the cd player deck so I can hook an Ipod up to it. I would look it up in the manual but I do not have o...


moparbad
moparbad
10-11-2010
1982-1994 Chevrolet Cavalier/Pontiac J-2000/Sunbird...


robstrom
robstrom
04-30-2006
I've had my Cavalier (1998 , 2.2 , 2dr , manual trans) for about 6 months now. Last week I started getting a clicking noise near the left front of the car. Sounds almost like a baseball card in the sp...



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