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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Fantastic little car. GM girl for life
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By Amy
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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After having a baby in 2001, I was beginning to feel way too momish. I missed having a small sporty car and purchased this car new in March 2002. Loved the car from the very start, very comfortable and roomy interior ( rear-facing car seat fits easily in and out of the back seat), great handling, and quick/zippy performance from the 2.2L Ecotec engine. Unfortunately, I have a tendancy to drive my cars extremely hard and often forget about routine preventative maintenance (like oil). Oil was changed maybe 5 times. My engine siezed in April 2007 at 83K miles. I have since replaced the engine with a 2005 2.2L Ecotectand now running great. Even at 5 yrs old the interior looks almost like new.


Favorite Features

Chrome alloy wheels, trunk lid spoiler, ground effects, and fog lights give this car a great sporty appearance.


Suggested Improvements

Quicker power windows. GMs are notorious for having painfully slow power windows (when rolling up).


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2002 z24
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By ANAKIN50
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 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.


Favorite Features

engine and transmission quick response.


Suggested Improvements

rear disks, better seats, audio speakers.


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I LOVE THIS CAR!!!!
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By GSTOCK8044
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Got my cavalier in Oct 03. I handles wonderfully. My only complaint is it gets a little sluggish after 2nd gear.


Favorite Features

stereo/cd


Suggested Improvements

maybe the cup holders should be located in a different place than right under the a/c/heater controls. Not much room there.


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Amazing Automobile, 9 years later...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By michael
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this brand new off the lot in 2001 and every mile on it is mine. 156,000 miles later, and I am thinking I will keep it for two more years and hope Chevy puts a gutsy engine in a Cruze SS. 150 HP and 150 lb/ft of torque make it fun to drive. Mileage is amazing - 32 mpg still! Bottom of doors and some other rust had to be treated, but such a reliable performer I am happy to do it. I am sold on Chevy for creating such an amazing car and engine. Does so much so well, and only cost me $16,000 new and fully loaded. Does go through wheel bearings, replaced window motors like everyone else, but again, is so good it's worth it.


Favorite Features

5 speed, sure footed, especially in snow and nasty weather, still looks amazing, sunroof, stereo booms, two cigarette lighters is great for gps and FM transmitter, map lights, never a time that i don't want to drive it.


Suggested Improvements

folding seat, dashboard cracks, some cheap plastics, fit and finish - Bought a 2010 Equinox for wife and GM has addressed issues that have plagued them for years. Chevy customer for life.


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my black chevy cavalier
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By janet english
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This cavalier is a great on road handling and is a pretty fast car. It has a lot of power for a small car, and is great on mileage. The car also has a great sunroof, tinted windows, and sporty chrome rally wheels. It looks like a little black corvette, except it is not as expensive. It rides more quiet than a vet, and is certainly better on fuel. The smoothe road handling and body style is what really impressed me.


Favorite Features

chrome sporty wheels, sunroof, tinted windows, cd player, am/fm stereo, auto lock, anti-theft alarm power windows, keyless entry, fog lights,


Suggested Improvements

larger trunk


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