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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 Sedan 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 Sedan 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 Sedan 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 Sedan 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 Sedan 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 Sedan 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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Reliable small car
By Darwin on 08/20/08 12:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Bought this car new and now have 86000 km of mixed city and highway driving. Also have a trailer hitch and frequently pull a utility trailer and a small boat trailer with no problems. Automatic transmission is reliable and smooth. This is not a race car or very flashy but good reliable transportation. Had to replace the front wheel bearings - driver side last fall and passenger side this spring.
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2001 Cavalier
By Linda on 07/25/07 19:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This vehicle is GREAT! I got into a wreck where another driver hit me head on, and broke my windsheild and also made my airbags bust. But my engine was in GOOD shape nothing happened to it. Thank God!! This goes to show you that the engine in this car is GREATLY MADE!
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33 of 34 people found this review helpful
Keep Looking!
By SarahB on 10/02/06 06:46 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I've had this car for five months and needed to replace the head gasket and coolant system. The car has run warmer than it should since I got it, and just recently finally decided to overheat. This car is only at 51,000 miles. Keep searching for other cars!
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Getting fed up!!
By Jessica Cardona on 08/23/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 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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