2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Consumer Review: 2003 Chevy Cavalier Review

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier - Consumer Review

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

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2003 Chevy Cavalier Review
By md2011 on


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


Got this car Feb 06 traded it in May 09' with 68k.
My first car.
Drivetrain in this car could not be beat strong engine good transmission(auto). Performance, handling was exceptional. Excellent mpg 35mpg hwy.

Problem is everything else in this car was going.
The A/C had problems with derbis that would rattle in the vents, alternator was going, battery was going, suspension was horrible.
So many rattles actually got rubber sheets cut and siliconed it in various places to stop the rattles. Interior space every bump I hit my head on the ceiling (i'm 6'3).
Interior materials were below avg but this an economy car.
Cupholders in a bad location.

All in all good first car.

Best Features

Performance, mpg, drivetrain reliability.

Worst Features

A lot of components needed repairs, placement of cupholders interfered with ac controls and radio not to mention tiny to fit any real bottles or cups in. Rear windows don't go all the way down (remedied this by removing the stop blocks within the doors then they went all the way down.)
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