2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Lots of problems

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier - Consumer Review

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

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Lots of problems
By severinep on


2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


I bought this car last year and it had 91,000 miles on it. I am close to 100,000 now & had lots of problems. A spring in the clutch system was broken making it impossible to switch gears with the pedal. $1,100 to fix this and the auto-repair guy had never ever seen this happen. Sensors are bad and keep sending check engine messages or check fluids when everything is fine. Now I have another $500 in repairs because the muffler is gone and the transistor that regulates the fan for heat/AC is dead. I could change that myself ($25) but it is impossible to put the blower motor back since it uses special plastic screws. Only an auto- repair shop can do it.

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Gas mileage and engine power. The trunk is pretty big too for such a small car.

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The interior design is straight from the 90s and pretty cheap.One of the air register popped out, the plastic is cracked on the dashboard, dents easily. I park far away from cars for tha purpose.
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By tstrek22
on 11/20/13 06:39 AM (PST)

Sounds like you got robbed on both your repairs. I work at a garage and own one of these vehicles. Your clutch went most likely from a slave cylinder, you can replace the whole clutch (including slave cylinder) for less than $1100. Also a muffler job costing $500? Shouldnt cost even half that.

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