1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Consumer Review: 165,000 miles and still runnin

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165,000 miles and still running strong
By RICK C on


1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Bought the car for a 100 bucks 2 yrs ago. It sat in grass for 2 yrs before I bought it so the under-carriage and lower rocker panels are shot. I spent 700 in new brakes, tires, gas tank, wheel bearing, fuel filter and a tune-up and it has ran great since. The 2.2 engine did have a head-gasket leak (weeping coolant outside the block) I added a bottle of hapco head-gasket sealant into the coolant a yr and a 1/2 ago and that fixed it. Gas mileage average is 28mpg's. Overall I'm pleased with my purchase and hear that these engines can go well into the 200k range easy.

Best Features

Cheap to run and fix.

Worst Features

Better quality of interior materials and better use of galvanized steel for the body.
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