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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan

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Reliable small car
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By Darwin
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Reliable economical transport ABS & traction control ( I had a Jeep Wrangler and other than not having as much road clearance; the Cavalier in this setup is just as good )


Suggested Improvements

Unfortunately not made any more. Replaced by the Cobalt which seems to be just a smaller version of the Malibu and the mileage figures have not been improved.


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


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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!


Suggested Improvements

I think they should made the body more durable.


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


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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!


Favorite Features

Seats are slightly comfortable.


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Old Reliable
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By RileyA2345
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Only one repair in 45000 miles, a brake job, and Pittsburgh has many hills! Routine maintaince at my local mechanic(oil change,lub and filter, with air adjustments in tires). Tires are still original equipment as is battery and all other parts. Mileage is about 22 around town and 30 on trips. I'd recommend this car.


Favorite Features

Staying out of the repair shop is #1. #2 has to be steering and handling and the tire wear.


Suggested Improvements

Fuel mileage could be better. Fit and finish could be better.


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need new brakes
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By pk2002
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased my Cavalier in February of 2001. Since then I have made it to 50,000 miles with no major problems. (I have had to replace the tires once.) But now I am noticing a brake problem recently. The Chevy doesn't like to slow down in the rain or ice. So I have to go into the shop for a tune-up and new brakes. But if that is the only thing that goes wrong for the next 50 K miles, then I will be one happy driver. It is a good entry-level car, if you know what you are paying for. It is not a Honda or Toyota, or anything close to that! Make sure that you get all the rebates that come with the car!!!


Favorite Features

Price, fairly good gas mileage (30h/24c)


Suggested Improvements

More power in the engine, and please provide a "trunk opener" latch inside the car!!! Spell "gauge" correctly. (all cavalier owners will know what I mean...)


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