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By greennirvana102
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe


Review

well, ive had the car for about a year
now and nothing really has gone wrong
with it. its at 120,000 miles and still
runs strong. I've put about $1000 in
repairs though...... but that was all
stuff I knew I had to get. Tires, water
pump, and tune up. Overall, great car.


Worst Features

interior design and build quality..... things are really starting to rattle and squeak


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really is a okay car
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By natalie8
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


Review

i have to say i think it is a okay car.
i havent had any problems out of it
yet!. i think it depends on how you
keep a car up. the only thing i dont
like is it needs more room and i wish
mine had another cup holder in the
front.


Best Features

good on gas


Worst Features

needs more room


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Nice but slow car!
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By nitrouscav97
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

I have a fully customized cavalier
with lots of mods. But it lacks
severely in the performance issue, all
the other cars in its class are
FASTER! I would be satisfied
with 150HP at the least, the car can't
seem to turn my chrome wheels fast
enough to go anywhere. My wife loves
to drive it and I like to drive it
too, it looks great with the
modifications, but i have no beef
under the hood to get onto the
freeway! PLEASE help me with this, I
need something to boost this cars
performance. Also the dashboard does
creek in the hot sun while driving,
and the AC and the power steering blew
out too soon! Thank you -Kyle


Best Features

The only reason I really like to drive this car is because of all the modifications I made to it. That gives it the great appeal to drive. But as for favorite features.... Maybe the exterior styling, I hate civics so i think this has a good style if you modify it a bit.


Worst Features

Needs better BRAKING, interior pieces, HORSEPOWER, steering, power options, fuel system parts, and suspension.


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One of the worst ever
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By savageice
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


Review

Engine broke($1200), timing chain broke
(800), hit a little toothpick tree in
the snow and did over $2000 worth of
body damage. Add that to a couple of
other problems under the hood....I pay
more fixing it then I did when I bought
the stupid thing


Best Features

The chair moves


Worst Features

don't buy this car everything needs to be improved


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


Review

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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