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By lbc
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe


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I got my car at 80,000 miles and now its at 100,000. I love her. I had to replace the power steering pump once. And theres rust eating at the bottom of my car but I love how I have never seen my check engine light. This car has been perfect.


Best Features

Most people say the interior is boring and plain but I love it. It is perfect for me. I got a system put in it so I love to bump my music. Always


Worst Features

Continue making a 6 cyl Cavalier


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Buyer Beware
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By Mad_Max86
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car in the summer. Drove great during the test drive and ride home. Bought it with 123,000 miles on it. I have only put 3,000 miles on it, and a rough 3,000 at that. Two days after I bought it, a brake line burst. $150 to replace, two weeks later it needed a new belt tensioner, $350. Now it needs new struts, and the compressor is shot, about $1,000 to fix. Car looks good because it has a body kit, but my mechanic informed me that this car had been in a major accident and needed to be scrapped. I enjoyed driving it while it lasted. enough room for 3 people in the back, and a nice trunk. Nice sounding pickup, decent speed, good comfort, but it does have good handling


Best Features

Good handling, can fit 3 plus the driver. nice sounding pickup and is a pretty good gas saver.


Worst Features

Cavalier's have a bad headgasket problem, and they need to be replaced sometime between 50,000-100,000. that means a lot of money. more reliable parts would be nice, and the resale value makes you want to shoot yourself.


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Not fancy but good value
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dan
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan


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Not a fancy car but great value. 65k miles and only replaced starter (03), alternator (07), 2 tires (06), brakes (06), and AC (06) so far. For the price I paid it's great.


Best Features

Cheap and basic but roomy inside for a compact car.


Worst Features

It's noisy on the highways


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Love it
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By blondie
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car about 2 years ago and wanted a cheap but yet nice sporty looking car and when I saw this one I knew it was the one! I haven't had any problems with it besides very minor knock on wood. It's a good little car and you can add the fun tall lights and tint the windows and let me tell you its a looker!


Best Features

Body style! Alloy rims


Worst Features

Windshield wipers should be a recall


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Great car
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By nick
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan


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I had two recalls. That is good in my book. This car is great on fuel and cheap to run. Overall it's a great car. Even at 270,000 km it's running great.


Best Features

The paint. The look overall


Worst Features

A better seam on the bottom of the doors. A little rust starting


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