1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Consumer Review: Good overall car

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

95 Total Reviews

Base Coupe (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Good overall car
By Dsuave on


1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


I bought the cavalier with a little
under 60,000 miles from the dealer. I
didn't have any major problems aside
from the normal wear and tear of any
car. I replaced the alternator once,
which required a lot of force to re-
attached the fan belt. The notoriously
ineffective coolant system gave way
about 85,000 miles and I had to spend
over $1,000 to replace the head gasket
due to a warped piston head from all
the times the car overheated. It is
very noisy at high speeds. Overall, it
is a reliable car that you can depend
on for everyday driving. It handles
great and has sufficient leg room.
This is a great first car for anyone
who is young and learning

Best Features

Handling, windshield wiper speeds, leg room, exterior styling, cockpit comfort

Worst Features

reduce engine noise, improve coolant system, heavy doors
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