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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

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good car now i have spent money
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By fandfcavalier
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2dr Coupe


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This car is a dicent lil car. not
something to brag about but none the
less its a car. i have upgraded the
brakes, exhaust system, and intake
system and after that i am impressed
with the lil car. i have the 3 speed
auto and i ran a 17.33 in the quarter
and 9 sec 0-60 the other day. the only
thing is that the 2.2 liter motors
timing chain tenser is crap. i need it
changed and the cheapest place to
change it so far is 500 bucks. Another
thing i hate is gm's crappy alternators
and water pumps. i am on the second
water pump and the 3rd alternator. but
other than all of that is been a good
car.


Best Features

exterior styling, interior styling, and now aftermarket people are making parts now :D.


Worst Features

crappy motor. tranny is good but its only a 3 speed. crappy alternators and waterpumps.


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Great fun car
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By drkoz0123
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe RS 2dr Coupe


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My Cavi was my 2nd car. I was looking
for something sporty, reliable, and
more safe than my previous car to go
back and forth to college. Currently
have 64000 miles. Only had a few
problems but nothing major. One of
them was recalled 2 years later and GM
has been great to refund then money.
It's great on fuel. Does OK when it's
really cold, I've been stuck without a
vehicle because it was too cold a few
times. Seats are a little
uncomfortable and bad for very tall
and/or larger people. Needs more cup
holders. Needs a better stereo system
which I changed. The seat that folds
down in back is great to haul stuff.
Seems to dent and scratch easy.


Best Features

Sporty look. Moonroof is great. Gas miliage. It's a GM product!


Worst Features

More room. Better seats. Better stereo system.


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A lot of go for a 4 banger
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By greennirvana101
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe Z24 2dr Coupe


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i just bought this car used with a
bunch of mods on it... it runs 0-60 in
6.7! its got a lot of go and potential
for such a great price


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stay away!
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By davehatescavaliers
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2dr Coupe


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after being ripped off in 2001 for
$3000 more than the car was even
worth, it's been one problem after
another with this little piece of you-
know-what. i'm considering replacing
it with a 12 year old accord with
108,000 miles if that tells you
anything. that honda will be a real
step up.


Best Features

usually starts.


Worst Features

any, all, as much as possible. glad that '04 is the last model year for this useless, outdated, rolling money pit.


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Don't buy this car.
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By tezdel81
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe 2dr Coupe


Review

My mother always said, "you get what
you pay for." That is exactly right
with this car. The best thing it has
going for it is gas mileage.
Otherwise, it's built to last only a
few years. No trade in value, you will
end up owing way more than its worth in
the long run. Stay away is my opinion.


Best Features

gas mileage lots of recalls (LOL)


Worst Features

don't make the engines out of recycled cans... in fact, don't make the whole car out of recycled cans.


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