2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Consumer Review: The best $5500 I ever spent

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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The best $5500 I ever spent
By joebloe1 on


2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Bought a 2002 4 speed auto with 60K on the clock in 2007. It now has 147K. It has been absolutely reliable with routine maintenance.

With a set of Pirelli tires it handles great on our curvy roads. We average about 30MPG.

Minor problems with outside mirror, sun visor and cracked dash. Apparently due to poor choice of materials, workmanship or design.

The odometer works intermittently. There is apparently a bad connection. When you bang on the instrument cluster it works.

The seats are really uncomfortable after a couple of hours.

This is an inexpensive car that is very reliable. I expect to get well over 200K miles. If they still made them I would buy another.

Update 5/2016 miles ~ 187,00. Still runs like a new one. Replaced water pump while we were at it replaced timing belt, serpentine belt, plugs and valve seals. Supposedly you do not have to change ATF. I change mine every 60-70,000 miles using synthetic fluid. (Fluid is cheaper than transmissions.)

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Purchase cost
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation

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