by murrieta123 on Jul 11, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
I purchased the car used in 2010 with 104K miles for $1300. It was in great shape, no mechanical issues. I kept really good care of the car.
Interior Issues: Dash is made of cheap plastic. It started cracking and falling apart. right now its barely hanging on. i'm thinking of just taking it off and buying one of those carpet covers that they sell to cover it. Its very ugly and embarrassing to have friends see it.
Mechanical Issues: none, thats why i put up with the crappy interior.
The car is sluggish, it won't burn rubber so don't try. Not for those who have the need for speed. I drive slow so i don't care about that stuff. I do not recommend this car.
by tes092193 on Apr 28, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
Bought this car as my first car, with 130,000 miles on it.
Drove it until 150,000.
Didn't put a penny into the car other than: gas- obviously, oil changes, and a new set of tires.
For being 16-19, the fact no money needed to spent on car repairs was very nice.
The fact I got 30 miles to the gallon easily was nice too.
I had friends who had the exact same year as mine with well over 200,000.
I would be driving this car still, except a driver pulled out in front of me, and sadly totaled my Cavy.
5000 dollars in damage was too much for the insurance company.
This car started up every time, warmed up quickly, and never left me stranded.
For a 2200 engine, it had plenty of pep.
by phoongdan on Jun 28, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
I have owned my LS sedan for going on 5 years now and it's been a pleasure to own and very fun to drive! I replaced the stock air filter with a K&N system, upgraded the stock exhaust to a racing exhaust, and use synthetic oil and the 140hp engine (about 150hp+ with the mods) and I have the 4-speed automatic with overdrive and the car literally can outrun most 4-cylinders and even some V-6's Not only is it quick, but I like the exterior and interior styling and the car has been exceptionally reliable. I've got over 135,000 miles on it and have only needed basic repairs like a water pump, radiator hoses, thermostat, and rear tail light socket replaced.
by dagda567 on Oct 24, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car as a daily driver with 98,xxx miles on it. I had low expectations but for a cheap car it was a great vehicle. For a four cylinder it was surprisingly quick on acceleration and got awesome gas mileage when gas was five bucks a gallon. The cloth seats were really comfy in the LS model unlike the hard plain ones in the standard too. I wish I never sold it!
by NYC Geezer on Jan 13, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)
I bought the car new in 2001 and still have it. Its initial appeal was all the standard features for the price compared to other small cars where almost every desired feature was an expensive option. Although I maintained the car very well to this day, it had its share of rattles & clunking noises from the day I first drove it. Fortunately, I bought an extended warranty when my 3 year/36000 mile new car warranty expired, because the car needed some very expensive mechanical repair work after the Chevy warranty expired. As a retiree on a fixed budget, I can't afford expensive repairs or a new car every several years, so I'm thankful this car lasted till now, but no more GM compact cars for me!
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