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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan

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Should have bought a Camry
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By CC
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Had this car for 3 years. Bought at 117k. Not a very reliable vehicle. Timing chain needed replacing at 118k, water pump went bad at 140k, fuel pump went bad at 160k and left me stranded, fuel pressure regulator went bad at 161k, now the starter is bad at 165k. All of these are common Ecotec problems. There are also drivetrain issues, which are also common. The drivetrain rattles when starting the car up. I have put into this car exactly what I bought it for. It's not worth it. If you want to get a Cavalier, an earlier year with a different engine would suffice. The only good thing about owning this car is that, despite everything going bad, the engine itself refuses to give up. I would only suggest buying this car if you know how to fix it yourself.


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By Bob
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Its a good reliable car!


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so
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Dean
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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only had it a few days. i really like it. looks good, comfortable, runs great so far, I hope its going to be a good car for a while.


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has some issues
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By inreno777
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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gas gauge failed at 48,000. horn stopped at 50,000, engine seems strong at 52,000. if you are considering buying one of these used, tell them to replace the instrument panel as this is a big issue with these cars


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good running car so far


Worst Features

GM needs to admit their crappy parts fail


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falling apart shortly after I bought it and continue to
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jazzy1998
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought 2005 Chevy Cavalier sedan in fall 2005. Problems started with the driver's seat handle breaking off then the seat would flop back while driving. Chevy's customer service suggested replacing the whole seat. The catalic converter died (was under warranty) an ion sensor went bad. The seats are uncomfortable you can feel anyone's foot movement near the seat .The dash rattles.
The glove compartment handle broke, driver's visor flops, had to replace driver's power window motor and switch this year. Now it wont start not sure what's wrong now. All this on a 5 year old car. Piece of junk.


Best Features

trunk size and radio


Worst Features

interior is too cheap,better seat handles, thicker seats, better glove compartment handle. Better warranty


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