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By Jason Howard
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I am currently building up my cavalier to race and take to car shows. It actually handles and responds better than I thought it would when I got it.


Best Features

This car can take a beating and keep on going.


Worst Features

Engine


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Best car for the money
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jake c
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased my Cavalier about 14 months ago and already have 55,000 miles on it. It has been a great car so far. Most powerful 4 cyl I have ever driven, with better fuel economy than any I have driven. The seats are quite comfy, great stereo system. Doesn’t handle great on curvy roads, but it’s not a sports car. But so far it has been maintenance free. Highly recommended for the price


Best Features

Power, gas mileage, comfort


Worst Features

Raise the temp controls


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First Few Months Performance.
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By k smith
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Driving seat is not comfortable for extended driving, it is too low. The accelerator pedal is too far back and should be moved more in line with the brake. During cold weather the transmission tends to stick in lower gear for the first 2 miles. I would prefer a higher vehicle next time with more roof clearance and the seat higher from the floor. The lights from other traffic are a definite problem due to the low level of this car.


Best Features

Was one of the few cars available for sale at the dealers. The remainder were heavy duty trucks.


Worst Features

The door locks should auto lock on starting. The mirrors should tilt back on selecting reverse. There are suspension noises that should be removed.


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Junk
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By Q43000gt
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my company car. It is junk! 14,000 miles and it is falling apart. The car is driven 100% city in mph zones less than 40mph, but it should not be this much junk. Brakes are shot; Car has overheated more than five times. Something in the steering is going out (makes a weird noise when turning). 17mpg average over 14,000 miles (all city). Car has a hard time starting at times. Rattles in the snow.


Best Features

Nothing.


Worst Features

Get rid of it.


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


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I am 5'1 and the car has no seat raiser which turned me off. Also, the 2003 Malibu's had an automatic shut off for the lights which this car doesn't have for some reason. The driver door locks if you get out of the car and close the door, so you need to make sure you don't leave your keys in the car. Fuel economy is poor but I am slightly biased because I wanted a Toyota Prius which has 55+ mpg. Power window controls are in the center of the car instead of on the door which is hard to get used to. The handling could be a little better, but I just learned to drive so maybe it's me


Best Features

The air conditioner blows super cold. The speakers, theft system


Worst Features

Move the a/c controls higher up, have a seat raiser standard on the seats, auto off lights, and onstar standard


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