1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Consumer Review: Money pit

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (2.2L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Money pit
By SteveNY on


1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


I've owned this car for almost 3 years.
I've replaced the struts, front and
back, the strut mounts front and back
(twice within 14 months for the back),
the front wheel bearings, and I've had
times that the car won't start because
the spark plugs got a little dirty. (I
wind up having to replace the plugs
every six months or so). Along with the
other little stupid things I've had
happen, if I didn't do all the work
myself, I can't imagine how much it
would have cost me. I'm so ready to
get rid of this piece of junk.

Best Features

Great gas mileage. Decent power for a smaller engine.

Worst Features

The suspension! There's no reason to have to replace the rear strut mounts twice within 14 months under highway driving conditions. The stereo-its harder that it should be to find aftermarket speakers to fit in the factory locations.
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