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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

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Good, but not safe
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By 02Cavvy
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car in 2007 w/22K miles. I wrecked it just recently due to someone pulling out in front of me. I hit the other car doing 40 mph and it totaled my car. The frame was warped, windshield cracked, engine shoved back, but still able to go 5 mph to move it. I've had to replace the back left speed sensor (whole brake drum, great planning Chevy - not.) I had the engine mounts go bad, O2 sensor, etc. I had to replace the front bumper pieces and that was around $500 just for parts. Poor build quality, I had panels gaping in one spot and pressed tightly in others. It's a good car if you want good gas mileage and something reliable in winter. Don't wreck you'll be seriously injured.


Best Features

Used engine bay space appropriately, easy to tinker with and add after market accessories. Easy on the gas pump. It's also a little sporty looking, so it's not too girly. (If you buy the sports package.)


Worst Features

Oil filter placement, better build quality, longer lasting seat fabric, and definitely needs to have better crash test ratings, but as seeing that they discontinued it, there's nothing that can be done.


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Nice little car
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By Cole Lutz
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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i like my cavalier. it's a fun little car to drive, easy to do upgrades to. i recently supercharged my cavvy from a 2001 Chevy cobalt ss, it picks up and goes. i like how it looks and it's a fun little car. The only bad thing is that it dents really easy! thats the only con. drives really nice. i also have a aem short ram intake on it to. fun car


Best Features

supercharger


Worst Features

fix the seat comfort front and rear


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2002 z24
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By ANAKIN50
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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excellent vehicle. the only bad things about it: dash parts (cracks with the sun light too fast), and the original paint job its too poor. but i love my z24.


Best Features

engine and transmission quick response.


Worst Features

rear disks, better seats, audio speakers.


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Cursed from the start!
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By moseschrute
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this to replace my 2000 4 door Cavalier that was totaled in a side impact crash. This car was built at Lordstown assembly; recalled 2x due to faulty wiring in the steering column (Potential for wires to melt & cause a fire). Dealership says problem was fixed, but I've found burnt wires near the gas pedal, the lights by the gear shift have burnt out, horn replaced many times, but constantly burns out (driving hornless since May-REAL safe), can`t install car starter b/c wiring unsafe, REALLY loud drive, constant rattling/squeaking, no power steering, cracked dash, heat/ac only works on full blast, ABS brakes GROAN & slow response time in snow/wet weather; only $500 trade-in value


Best Features

Drives best at highway speeds, better performance on highway than city driving, good gas mileage


Worst Features

There's a good reason why this car was discontinued; I will never own a GM vehicle again for the crappy assembly - I feel like I am driving a death trap and no longer feel safe in it. I am replacing this car with a 2007 Mazda 3 because I am starting a family.


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Ok car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Crunched
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased new in 2002. Great economy. Never failed in any way. Only work other than oil changes were brakes and tires. Poorly designed rear seat. Had to keep kids in booster seats due to the dip in the back seats. Also seats were made of cinder blocks. Loved the car till it was totaled in a 25-35 mph accident. Barely escaped severe injury.


Best Features

Color (light green metallic)


Worst Features

Sturdier body and pillars. Maybe roll cage.


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