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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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By April
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this car a few years ago and overall I have been pleased. I had to replace my fuel pump about a year ago. Also one of the window motors went out (still haven't fixed it!) the sir conditioning does buzz, but I've gotten used to that by now. My dashboard has cracked in 2 places, and I'm not too thrilled with that. The gas mileage is great though and my favorite part about the car! The cup holders are in a terrible spot. I don't know whose bright idea that was, but they need to be slapped. Overall, I have no regrets. It gets me to where I'm going effectively and efficiently.


Favorite Features

Great gas mileage!


Suggested Improvements

Move those blasted cupholders to a more convenient location!!! And fix the buzz in the air conditioning!


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Best Car Ever!
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By Tonya
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car with 7 miles on it in 2002. Since then I have pretty much driven the heck out of it. Had a rear light replaced and emissions sticker put on as far as the recall, but the only major thing I've replaced was the fuel pump. I'm pretty hard on cars, so of course I've had general maintenance work, including brakes....and maybe a tire or 3. This car gets great gas mileage, even with the A/C on. I drive all over, so I needed something economical. This makes my 3rd Cavalier. Previously I owned a 1988 and 1994, both were great cars. I will drive this car til it falls apart, since GM discontinued it. This car has been the very best. Plus, it's completely paid off!


Favorite Features

Everything works! Excellent acceleration, idles quiet, no wind issues while driving, great stereo, dark interior (so you can't see what a slob I really am), and it's cute. Easy to maintain, and easy for a do-it- yourselfer like me to repair. Parts are always in stock, and fixing it up is inexpensive.


Suggested Improvements

Ok...I didn't have any problems with my cupholders being in front of the climate controls til I came to this site, I was just glad I had more than one. Now I'm really wishing I didn't have to move my cup to turn the air on. What a burden. Jeez...no big deal. it's worth the effort in a small car.


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Back Luck again with Chevy's
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By ptrecek
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Love the general look of Chevy's however, I've had back luck with them for some reason. Transmission in this car went out at 65,000 miles. Car stalls at red lights when the A/C is running.


Favorite Features

Great gas mileage. Plenty of pep.


Suggested Improvements

Move the cupholders. Outside sound management.


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Good for the money
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By Anomaly21
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The Cavaliers never claimed to be anything that they wern't. This car has over 90k on it and is still running strong. The only thing that we've done with it is replace the original battery and do the regular oil changes, air filter replacements and fluid checks etc. The ecotec is a low maintence engine and they are still using it in the Colbalts and the HHR's. Parts are mostly cheap, 14" tires are cheap. You're not going to get great performance out of it unless you mod it a little, monotone interior is no frills but all your needs are there. Cup holders are a problem, cups will cover your climate control & if you have the 5 speed manual, your going to be hitting your cups when you shift.


Favorite Features

Reliability, Decent exterior, better then average sound system. Manual tranny is fun to drive, still feels tight after 90K + Miles. Good gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Doesn't matter they dont make them anymore but if they did; Reduce wind noise, upgrade interior design, locate cup holders in a better location. Add more options for engines. Increase side impact saftey.


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Nice Work Car
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By Bill Spond
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I haven't had the car very long but I really like it. Good performance, good ride for a small car. Has 83000 miles on it and it feels like a new one. 26 miles to the gallon, I had hoped for 30. Over all a good solid little car.


Favorite Features

Performance and stereo


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders need to be bigger and moved farther back on the console.


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