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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan

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Great first time car
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By kiprsnx
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I got my cavalier at around 40k miles, recently traded it in for a pickup at 105k miles. Was very sad to see it go. Only thing I ever needed to fix was a bad fuel pump and a leaking water pump. Got me through many drives from Washington-California, and a year of 30 mile work commutes. I also left it sitting for almost a year and had no problem starting it up. Only real complaints I have are the radio controls are blocked if you have anything in the cupholders, the piece of plastic on the dash against the windshield cracks and the road noise. Other than that, it's fun to drive, comfortable and has great gas mileage. Would definately recommend!


Favorite Features

ride, reliability, price, Mileage


Suggested Improvements

road noise, placement of radio


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JUNK
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By Kevin
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I researched this car to death before purchasing a 2004 model in 2005. I read all sorts of positive notes on it, kind of like here. Let me tell you it was the biggest piece of junk I've ever owned! Everytime I turned around there was something wrong with it. Engine light always came on, had problems with the brakes, trunk wouldn't open anymore, headlight quit working, just to name a few. I only put 26,000 miles on it, so it's not like it had a lot on it.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

You already made improvements—you stopped making them!


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Very disappointing
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By Steve-o
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I've never had more problems with a car than this one. My Cavalier has had one thing go wrong after the other. It's never been abused, the oil has been changed every 3,000 miles and it's not even driven that much. I only have one more year of payments, but I've decided to trade it in for something other than a GM. Maybe I just got a lemon. For those who are about to buy one, beware. The Cavalier is a cheap car and it's one of those things where you get what you pay for. I guess it's back to imports for me.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, stereo.


Suggested Improvements

Too many to mention.


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Disappointed
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By Steve
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car in a hurry because my last vehicle was totaled in an accident, and I needed something to get back and forth to work. I've always heard how "great" Cavaliers were so I took a chance on a GM car. Never again! Everytime I turn around the "service" or "check engine" light is on. The car has only 40,000 miles on it and I've spent thousands on things that I don't think should've gone out already. Oh well, I guess it's back to buying an import.


Favorite Features

Nice sounding stereo.


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A Couple of Problems
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By LP
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my car for about 2 1/2 years, its been pretty dependable for the price, but I have had some issues with the gauges. My RPM gauge stopped working first, followed by my fuel gauge, and now my speedometer is starting to work on-and-off like the others did before they stopped working. I haven't bothered to get them fixed because I'm about to trade it in, but I wasn't too happy about that. However, it's a great starter car.


Favorite Features

Cute exterior, good value for the price.


Suggested Improvements

I would like to know how much gas I have! Then again, I do know exactly how much mileage I am getting because I have to go off the odometer, and I must admit that it gets great gas mileage. I can usually go around 400 miles between fill-ups.


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