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Reliable Cavalier
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By JMeadows
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

A very good, reliable and gas friendly
vehicle. Very little up keep; other
than basic oil changes, etc.


Best Features

Center console and easy to maintain engine.


Worst Features

Different interior lamp setup.


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Get the LS, upgraded engine
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By MNB
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


Review

Could be a great compact to get really,
really cheap because it
depreciates like crazy. Find 1) an LS,
big improvements over STD, 2) an
upgraded engine. I have the better
engine, and it makes the car much better
to drive, accelerate, etc. Makes the
Neon & Corolla feel like a Big Wheel in
comparison. I
find it pretty comfortable, but some
people don't. Tires were good in the
winter, haven't had to replace. A few
of these cars were lemons (read other
reviews) so be sure to get maintenance
records from the seller. Up to 40K, I've
only replaced the brakes. But you could
get a pretty solid car with this one.
My car is only worth $5K, that's a steal.


Best Features

Upgraded, peppy engine. Everyone who drives the car is impressed with it. Upgrade features like cruise control & CD player are nice. Rear folding seat, big trunk.


Worst Features

Fugly seat fabric, door locks freeze sometimes. One problem with the sensors made the car stall, resolved itself.


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A very reliable Chevy--'98 Cavalier
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By matjag
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


Review

This vehicle has had moderate to heavy
usage since its purchase in December,
1997. It seems virtually indestructible
in that it has required only oil
changes, brake work, and new tires in
the past 6.5 years. Very quick (2.4
litre engine) for a compact vehicle
making it a joy to drive. The only
drawback is its very low profile. At
times it appears that kids on tricycles
can reach down and touch the roof of the
vehicle. The motor is still very quiet
and smooth despite the 85,000 miles of
Houston city driving. With minor
supportive vehicle repairs, I see no
reason why it cannot attain 150,000 --
200,000 miles. This is the best
automotive bargain I've received.


Best Features

Sporting engine and quick acceleration.


Worst Features

Give it a higher profile and more interior space.


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98 Cavalier Sedan
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By Tim Seekins
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan


Review

The first thing I noticed after doing
a machine test on this car was how
incredibly noisy the engine is(since
its closer to the driver than usual).
For a 2.2, its horsepower isn't very
good but the torque isn't bad. It was
difficult to get the car up to 100
mph. The acceleration is decent and
the mobility and turning is excellent.
The transmission shifts rather quickly
and rougher than usual. If your
looking for a reliable-modest sedan...
This is a car for you.


Best Features

The torque, fuel consumption, sound, and aero-dynamics.


Worst Features

More horsepower, more natural- shifting transmission, better quality interior.


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Love my Cavy
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By PDizzle
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

This car has been cheap and reliable
for me since I bought it with 12,000
miles. I had to put wider tires on it
and tweak the engine for more power,
but other than that it has been quick,
comfortable and fun to drive.


Best Features

Body style, roomy interior and large engine for a 4 cylinder, easy to upgrade!!


Worst Features

Bigger tires, less restrictive intake/exhaust, stiffer springs and rear sway bar


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