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Reliable but ugly
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By macjoel
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my first car, I got it used. I like it a lot, but the interior is made of cheap plastic and is extremely flimsy and the springs in the seats popped out of the back of the seat. Driving the car is comfortable, but riding in it is EXTREMELY uncomfortable. There is virtually no legroom in the back, and the passenger seat in the front is weird, it feel like your being squeezed. As for the exterior, the design was dated way before it came out. It basically looks like a crappy four door version of a 90s mustang. Performance is good, no complaints there, so the only thing is the interior and exterior.


Best Features

Acceleration is good, handles very well, gas mileage. It will get you from point A to B, but it really looks like crap...


Worst Features

N/A model discontinued


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couldnt be better
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By jimn
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought 2004 cavalier in 2005 from courier company I drove it for. After 13 months it had 108,000 miles, all highway driving 160 miles each way. Outstanding service records and maintenance. Paid 2250 for it with 60% tires, can you say stole it. Wife drives daily at 30 plus per mile. Have taken on several 800 to 1000 mile trips mileage as high as 38.5


Best Features

Just a great little car the 2.2 is awesome


Worst Features

Could be a bit bigger interior tight fit for big guy 6' 3" 290 but seat back sits like sports car and fun to drive


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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.


Best Features

Gas mileage.


Worst Features

You already made improvements—you stopped making them!


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Second one for me
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By T. Allen
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my second Cavalier and am loving this car! I currently have a 98 coupe with 214000 miles on it and can expect the same from this one. These cars have always been reliable and inexpensive to repair. I really like the eye-catching exterior of the sport sedan, ie. wheels, spoiler and front end. Its a shame that GM discontinued the Cavalier and began producing the lemon named Cobalt! I will enjoy.


Best Features

Reliability of engine/powertrain, wheels


Worst Features

Bring it back


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Reliable not comfortable...
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By Lissa
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Love that the transmission and engine seem rock solid. Hate the noise and all the electrical issues. The low profile tires make for a noisy ride when combined with the lack of passenger cabin insulation. The paint job is not durable. Like the body moldings which gave the old classic a newer sporty look. Hate that pricey as it was to get the sport upgrade, it didn't come with power windows. Watch for lower blower motor issues, dash electronics issues and AC problems. The drivers side seat blew a spring in the first year. The gas tank reservoir will crack on these bad boys too. All pretty spendy repairs.


Best Features

Very dependable engine and transmission. I am sure I can put 250K on it.


Worst Features

Insulate the passenger cabins, put decent paint on the car, power windows, fix the electrical issues it will help the AC last longer and the lower blower. Lose the low profile tires they make it ride like a box of rocks.


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