By JohnEP on
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
The Cavalier is nothing fancy, a basic
car, but as a commuter car it gets
consistently 30 mpg and has had zippo
defects. Nice mileage, with various
rebates and payments I ended up at less
the $10k for a new vehicle, which is
unheard of. (Thank you, GM
This car seems to get knocked in trade
rags; I don't understand why. I test
drove about six-seven models in the $15-
$20k price range, and all have similar
plusses/minusses. Most seemed noisy,
and handled adequately but not great.
Cavalier in this price range really
seems to be near the top. And it's
fully debugged, in my opinion.
Traded in an '87 Corolla, am quite
happy I did.
Gas mileage, great final off-the-lot
Better "stock" stereo and an overall
better warranty (GM needs to get with
the program, 3 yr/36 is old news).