Used 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan

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2004 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 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan for Sale

Chevrolet Cavalier 2004 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
160,000 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Cavalier
Base
National Motors of Ellicott City
40.3 mi away
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Chevrolet Cavalier 2004 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
50,315 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Cavalier
Base
Thornton Automotive Manchester
80.8 mi away
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Chevrolet Cavalier 2004 LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
129,472 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Cavalier
LS
(2)
Faulkner Toyota of Harrisburg
91.3 mi away
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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.

2004 Highlights

Not much. An upgraded stereo with a CD and MP3 player is now available on the base coupe and sedan. The Sport Appearance package that includes 16-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and sport suspension is also available on the base coupe and sedan.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great first time car
kiprsnx,02/20/2013
I got my cavalier at around 40k miles, recently traded it in for a pickup at 105k miles. Was very sad to see it go. Only thing I ever needed to fix was a bad fuel pump and a leaking water pump. Got me through many drives from Washington-California, and a year of 30 mile work commutes. I also left it sitting for almost a year and had no problem starting it up. Only real complaints I have are the radio controls are blocked if you have anything in the cupholders, the piece of plastic on the dash against the windshield cracks and the road noise. Other than that, it's fun to drive, comfortable and has great gas mileage. Would definately recommend!
It's doing its job.
evanz,09/27/2012
This is my second car. I bought it, after weeks of searching for something else in my price range. I don't really like Chevy, but i got it in great shape, and condition. I bought it with 80,000 miles, and it now has about 105,000. I've driven it across states without hesitating. The only thing I've had to replace was the fuel pump at about 100. Everything else works fine, and even looks alright. The car isnt fast, but if you give enough gas it can go. I live in an area with snow, ice, rain, and hills, and this car works fine everywhere. I take good care of my cars aesthetically, and get their regular maintenance. But I drive the **** out of my cars, and this one is still holding up fine.
A great engine surrounded by an average car
happychihuahua,10/01/2012
The EcoTec 2.2 is a marvelous engine, its powerful, quiet and as reliable as an anvil, a testament to its foreign design. The rest of the car however is General Motors, what can you say. The steel on the car is paper thin, so even a slight bump will distort the quarter panels and your plastic bumper will never fit properly again. The interior is typical GM, with the bizarre toilet seat flusher door handles and the cheap plastic interior. The plastic covers by the mirrors tend to slap off and the manual mirror adjusters tend to break. The shift level gets loose and since its plastic will begin to fall apart, requiring replacement. The interior noise is higher than it should be.
Great little car
roger,05/31/2010
This car is not ugly. It is very cute and stylish. Interior could have used some improvement. I got 48 mpg on the highway and high 20's in town. This car is very fun to drive and handles beautifully. For the money paid, it is a great commuter car.
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
23 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
23 city / 33 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

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Used 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan Overview

The Used 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M), LS 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M), and LS Sport 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 5M).

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