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Isn't reliability supposed to be bad?
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By Nathan P.
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

As I understood things I was told, when
you buy inexpensive American cars, the
ease of finding replacement parts was
only good in that it offset the
frequency of the repairs you would
need. Not true. In 2000, I leased a
Cav for three years, and didn't
have a single problem other than a flat
tire. I was happy enough with the
lease, that I bought a new one in 2003.
It remains an easy-to-drive, easy-to-
maintain vehicle. I'm also pleasantly
surprised by the roominess of the
driver's seat. I'm 6'3, and big the
other way too, and I have no trouble
fitting into the driver's seat. I can
even stretch my legs a bit without
pushing the pedals.


Best Features

Ample leg and head room for a tall driver. Well designed radio/CD player. ABS. 24/32 mpg


Worst Features

When you lower the sun visor, it knocks the rear-view mirror out of alignment. A powered antenna would be nice as well.


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Reliable, fun, basic transportation
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By 70novaman
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I test drove 4 cars before deciding on
the Cavalier. A Honda Civic, a Mazda
Protege, a Ford Focus ZX3 and the
Cavalier. The Cavalier beat them all
hands down for value vs. dollars. The
Honda felt "tinny" as did the Mazda.
The Focus I tested had a terrible front
end vibration to which the dealer
attributed to "rust on the rotors from
sitting on the lot" - What? None of
the other cars had that problem. The
Cavalier is basic, good transporation.
Love it.


Best Features

First: Engine performance Second: Exterior design


Worst Features

15 inch tires would be nice on standard package. Other than that - none Great car.


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Can't Go Wrong !!!
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By gregjohnson68
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The power from the ECOTEC 2.2l engine
is no less than beautiful! The handling
is in the same boat, mixed with great
looks (mines black!) inside , and out!
Do yourself a huge favor , and go buy
one TODAY!!!! You will not regret it ,
ever!


Best Features

Handling , Braking , Interior controls , and of coarse POWER!


Worst Features

A 3 hole dashboard to windshield heating would be better than one , but everything else is great! (maybe euro style tailights LoL...)


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checkit
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By mcghee
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love my car that I just recently
purchased for a wonderful price. It is
great on the gas mileage and oil use. I
love the way the car looks, sounds, and
the comfort. It is my first new car I
to own everything else was late
eighties model. I do want to purchase a
spoiler and keyless entry for it here
soon.


Best Features

cd player. looks and good gas mileage


Worst Features

I do wish the cup holder was placed somewere else, right now it is right in front of the heat controls and radio. I sometimes find it in the way when I have a drink in the holder and I am tring to change the station or heat controls.


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Rides like a dream!
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By mondiajo
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I commute 130 miles daily. This car is
fuel efficient (I get about 425-450
miles/tank of gas.) and it was
inexpensive to purchase.


Best Features

I bought a standard, because I can build quick speed without totally losing the fuel economy.


Worst Features

I would like to be able to lower the back seat without having to use the levers in the trunk.


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