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Good and Bad, more Bad than good.
By murrieta123 on 07/11/13 10:55 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
My first baby...
By tes092193 on 04/28/12 14:24 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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.
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
SPORTY, QUICK, FUN AND RELIABLE...
By phoongdan on 06/28/11 21:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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.
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Overall A good car
By dagda567 on 10/24/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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!
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Great car
By Pj on 06/26/10 15:09 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Great little car, good on gas, peppy 4 cylinder engine, and very reliable, i took this car on road trips all over the place and now that she's gone i miss it, never should have traded.
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Disappointed in the car's reliability.
By NYC Geezer on 01/13/09 00:06 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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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Getting fed up!!
By Jessica Cardona on 08/23/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Had A/C problems since I took it off the lot!! Had to be brought back every summer since date of purchase for the A/C. Freon is coming through my vents!! Crack occured after 30,000 miles on the dashboard. Check engine light always comes on, but they cannot find anything wrong with it. (so they say)..Shutters on the highway after reaching 70mph. Sometimes it hesitates on startup. Hesitates a lot when not in motion. Pain in the butt to change headlight bulbs.
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Ms. Fed Up
By Honda Luver 4 life on 09/19/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I do not have a happy report about this model. back to the dealer a total of fifteen (15) times, I've had my driver door serviced for loud noises, ignition switch & lock replaced,AC serviced twice, battery replaced for leaking acid, check ingine light stayed on for days,my theft deterent system had to be reprogrammed, the coil had to be replaced, going 70mph on the highway the car just shut off on me (and this happened twice), fuel pump had to be replaced, cd had to be replaced. I never know when I'm gonna stall on the highway driving this vehicle.
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Solid car, good performance.
By DVW67 on 01/16/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

This is our second Cavalier. Our first was a '97 LS with the 2.2L engine and 4sp auto. I opted this time for the 2.4L engine despite having a good experience with the 2.2L. The 2.4L mated to the 4sp auto is a better performer when getting onto the highway from the on-ramps. The noise level is about the same between both versions. As of this writing, we have 56,800 miles on our 2001 LS (yes, we drive ALOT) and it has performed flawlessly. If asked if I would buy another, I would answer yes if we were considering another compact sedan.
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Nothing But Frustration
By aarrrggh on 07/25/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Only 1 year old and in the shop 6 times now.4 times for the same problem: excessive road noise in front tires--I think something's off in balance/make of the car. They swear that the loud squealing is normal. Hum. Something in the steering column broke within 1st month, trunk pops open everytime I drive, and something's wrong with the engine,excessively downshifts and I can't make it up the smallest hill without being passed by 1982 Volvos. GM says, "you'll just have to drive it in 3rd all of the time to fix this, nothing we can do" What?! This car has NO POWER. I'm getting rid of it before something MAJOR goes wrong and I am stranded on the highway.
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