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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Reliable but lacks comfor
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By Scott3125
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Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

I have to give it to Chevrolet, this
Cavalier has not one mechanical problem
since I have owned this vehicle. It is
the most reliable vehichle I have
owned. Comfort scale is low though.
Interior could fit the driver better.
Dependablity has put this car in a
class by itselt. Thanks Chevy


Best Features

Dependability and Reliability


Worst Features

Interior design/seat comfort, both front and back.


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Reliable car
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By Donald stavish
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I have had no costly repairs to talk
about


Best Features

Like the low drive and comfort of the seats and the seating position


Worst Features

Changed the exterior design


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Isn't there a lemon law?
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By eakwave
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

I have had to fix or replace the air
conditioning, brakes, clutch, head
gasket, and two valves before I even
hit 50,000 miles. Of course, most of
this happened about six hours after the
warranty was up so it all came out of
pocket. Gotta love Chevy.


Best Features

At least they fix all the recalls for free.


Worst Features

There isn't enough space...


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great car
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By chevygirl96
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

This has been my favorite vehicle. I
love chevys and I love this car. It
handles very well and goes through the
snow almost as well as my husbands 4
wheel drive blazer.


Best Features

I like the manual transmission and the heater is awesome.


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A good car for the money
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By KMadhouse
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Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

I bought my cavalier with 110k miles on
it in 2001, I have 140k on it now and
have been pretty happy with it. The
water pump seems to go on these between
105k and 115k, so watch out for that.
Backseat's kinda small, hard to get
things in and out of. I replaced the
transmission at about 130k, which was a
pain. Still has some pickup despite
the mileage, but the 4-speed automatics
are a bit punchier. The paint job on
it has held up really well, it still
looks fairly new. Overall, it's a nice
little flashy, pretty dependable car.
I'd get another newer one.


Best Features

Great on gas, i still get a good 30 mpg on the highway. Still has some pickup. The body still looks nice. Front end and handling is still in real good shape, and the folding back seats are nice for big things in the trunk.


Worst Features

Waterpump (let go at 120k). Transmission (let go at 130k). Gas guage (if it's on 1/4, it's empty, was like that when i bought it).


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