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Isn't reliability supposed to be bad?
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By Nathan P.
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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As I understood things I was told, when you buy inexpensive American cars, the ease of finding replacement parts was only good in that it offset the frequency of the repairs you would need. Not true. In 2000, I leased a Cav for three years, and didn't have a single problem other than a flat tire. I was happy enough with the lease, that I bought a new one in 2003. It remains an easy-to-drive, easy-to- maintain vehicle. I'm also pleasantly surprised by the roominess of the driver's seat. I'm 6'3, and big the other way too, and I have no trouble fitting into the driver's seat. I can even stretch my legs a bit without pushing the pedals.


Best Features

Ample leg and head room for a tall driver. Well designed radio/CD player. ABS. 24/32 mpg


Worst Features

When you lower the sun visor, it knocks the rear-view mirror out of alignment. A powered antenna would be nice as well.


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Reliable, fun, basic transportation
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By 70novaman
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I test drove 4 cars before deciding on the Cavalier. A Honda Civic, a Mazda Protege, a Ford Focus ZX3 and the Cavalier. The Cavalier beat them all hands down for value vs. dollars. The Honda felt "tinny" as did the Mazda. The Focus I tested had a terrible front end vibration to which the dealer attributed to "rust on the rotors from sitting on the lot" - What? None of the other cars had that problem. The Cavalier is basic, good transporation. Love it.


Best Features

First: Engine performance Second: Exterior design


Worst Features

15 inch tires would be nice on standard package. Other than that - none Great car.


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Can't Go Wrong !!!
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By gregjohnson68
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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The power from the ECOTEC 2.2l engine is no less than beautiful! The handling is in the same boat, mixed with great looks (mines black!) inside , and out! Do yourself a huge favor , and go buy one TODAY!!!! You will not regret it , ever!


Best Features

Handling , Braking , Interior controls , and of coarse POWER!


Worst Features

A 3 hole dashboard to windshield heating would be better than one , but everything else is great! (maybe euro style tailights LoL...)


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checkit
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By mcghee
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my car that I just recently purchased for a wonderful price. It is great on the gas mileage and oil use. I love the way the car looks, sounds, and the comfort. It is my first new car I to own everything else was late eighties model. I do want to purchase a spoiler and keyless entry for it here soon.


Best Features

cd player. looks and good gas mileage


Worst Features

I do wish the cup holder was placed somewere else, right now it is right in front of the heat controls and radio. I sometimes find it in the way when I have a drink in the holder and I am tring to change the station or heat controls.


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Not happy anymore
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By exchevygirl
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I only had my car for 10 months and it has been into a Chevy dealer twice to be repaired. The front brakes were grinding, the front axil squeeked constantly, the heater makes a terrible noise when its on and overall I am not happy with the Cavalier. I had an older Cav the had over 160,000 miles on it and was 10 years old and I never had problem with her...wish I kept that car.


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