04 Cavalier has been a great car
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
I don't drive mine much but wanted to say it's been a great car. Only problems were the blower fan starting ticking after a year and the dash board cover bubbled here in the AZ heat, both under warranty. I wanted to suggest to those that have check engine light probs to check your gas cap and make sure it is seated right and the gasket has no hairline cracks. My check engine light comes on if I don't put the (locking) gas cap on correctly. The light also comes on when I drive up in the mountains like 6800 feet from phoenix's 300 or so foot elevation in less than a 2 hour drive. It must be very sensitive. It goes off by itself after the car gets used to the differences.
Peppy yet economical and fun to drive. I can average 40 mpg on highway driving and have never gotten less than 21 or 22 mpg in city driving with a/c on full blast constantly. Easy to drive, good visibility. Car was a great buy too and insurance is reasonable, too. Folding rears seats are great.
Move the cup holders in front of the temp and fan controls. Taller cups have hit the radio controls and reset the time on the clock. Cup holders do not accommodate wider cups either. Front seats are not friendly to the lower back after an hour or so. Front passenger side could use more leg room