Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

Pros

  • Low price, torquey four-cylinder engine, optional satellite radio and OnStar.

Cons

  • Ancient design inside and out, cheap interior materials, poor build quality, low resale value, poor side-impact and front-offset crash test results.

Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier for Sale

Chevrolet Cavalier 2003 LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
83,666 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Cavalier
LS
(1)
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
List$3,940
Est.Loan: $81/mo
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Dealer Notes
LS Package - 4 Door SDN, VA Inspected, New Tires, New Brakes, VA Inspected, Runs Great, Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Call Now - 703.665.2124 3 monthsunlimited miles powertrain Warranty !! Some of the cars are at a satellite storage place. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING - in order to have the car ready for you. Call or text 703-206-8570 for more info or set up an appointment !
Chevrolet Cavalier 2003 LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
143,099 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Cavalier
LS Sport
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Red 4D Sedan FWD Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.
Chevrolet Cavalier 2003 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
148,143 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Cavalier
Base
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$2,975
Est.Loan: $61/mo
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Chevrolet Cavalier 2003 LS Sport 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
185,297 miles
Used 2003
Chevrolet Cavalier
LS Sport
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Despite the new look, there's no hiding the fact that this car was engineered more than a decade ago, leaving it hopelessly outclassed by nearly every other car on the market.

2003 Highlights

The Cavalier gets a refresh this year that adds new front and rear fascias, revised headlights and taillights, redesigned ground effects, body-colored mirrors and door handles and a new hood. LS Sport models also get integrated foglights and new rocker moldings. The 2.2-liter Ecotec four-cylinder is now the only engine offered, as the Z24 model has been dropped from the lineup. Base model Cavs no longer come with standard ABS brakes, but it remains an available option. Inside, the Cavalier now features a center rear three-point seatbelt, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever, a rear 60/40-split bench seat, new child-seat anchors and optional side airbags. Finally, you can get XM Satellite Radio on all cars, and LS and LS Sport trims are available with the OnStar communications system.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

What a car
puck,06/07/2006
Bought it used from and old couple with only 20,000 miles. Thought what a great deal. Had to got to the dealership 3 times for recalls that take 3-5 hrs at a time. Got everything standard nothing special;. Stereo quits, cds get stuck. The seals on the doors and windows like to come off. I found out the car I paid $15,000 for a year later was only worth $2,600, now even less. Can we fix the funny sounds when you can barely hear the radio over the wind while on the freeway. I love my car but by now all the bugs should've been worked out.
Excellent car
ravens1986,09/04/2013
I bought my cavy when it had around 135,000 miles on it. It's just now gotten to 218,000 after five years of owning it, and it's been exceptionally reliable. The only part to go bad on it was the fuel pump, I have not had to buy any other parts for it. Other than the standard oil change and brake service, new tires, and normal maintenance, I haven't had to put any money in to it. And I used to abuse the crap out of it when I was younger. Well worth the investment. I notice a lot of people posting about having all sorts of problems with theirs, but it's the absolute opposite for me. It's not the sportiest car, but it is reliable.
The Value Mobile
sbe79,08/05/2013
Purchased in 2/2013 with a mere 38K on it. Had been garaged constantly and rarely driven in inclement weather. Basically, it was nearly mint. All in all, the car feels extremely cheap. It does not feel or drive like a 2003 of any type, it feels much older. It is a true budget mobile that offers no thrills or extras -- it's a wonder these ever sold at all up against the competitively priced Civic or Corolla. My wife drives it as an errand runner -- and she runs a lot of errands. It has so far proven it's dependability. Even though it feels like I could karate chop most of the interior, I think I could drive it at least part way across the US without issue.
Really good Cavalier
Darby J. Pruitt,08/03/2009
This 03 Cavalier is the 2nd Cavalier I have owned, and besides the few problems that I have had this car has seen me though thick and thin. Now that I have hit 105,000 miles I'm looking forward to it's first real tuneup. It diffenetly has the get up go I need to fly past any import I come across. The comfort is pretty good seeing I managed to stay setted for 10 hours on two 780 mile trips, and I think the automatic transmissons are as good as the manuels. The only problems I've had are the fuel pump, e- vac canister, and catalytic converter, (the converter was my fault for running hard everyday). And after 1 wreak with a BMW (BMW's fault) the Cavalier is still running like she means it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver1 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Poor

More about the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Overview

The Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier is offered in the following submodels: Cavalier Sedan, Cavalier Coupe. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M), LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M), LS Sport 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M), LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M), and LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base is priced between $2,975 and$2,975 with odometer readings between 148143 and148143 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS is priced between $3,940 and$3,940 with odometer readings between 83666 and83666 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport is priced between $5,995 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 143099 and143099 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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