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excellent commuter, reliable, and economical

by from loganville, ga on November 18, 2008

Purchased car in the Fall of 2001 for the purpose of commuting to work. In the last seven years it has filled that role perfectly. It has been a reliable and inexpensive ride. After 58000 miles except...
Purchased car in the Fall of 2001 for the purpose of commuting to work. In the last seven years it has filled that role perfectly. It has been a reliable and inexpensive ride. After 58000 miles except for scheduled maintenance the only repair to the car was replacing a backup sensor. Around town I get a steady 29 mpg and on the highway I get 38 to 40 mpg. With 4 dollar a gallon gas it was a blessing. The value has been excellent. I am now retired and to show my trust in the car I am giving it to my daughter to use while she is in college.
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02 Yellow Cavalier with 163,000 miles...

by from Virginia on May 9, 2009

I bought my Cavalier new in 2002 and had the 100k warranty on it. I LOVE this car and the first time I had a problem with is was at 98,000 miles. The head gasket and a cylendar were replaced under war...
I bought my Cavalier new in 2002 and had the 100k warranty on it. I LOVE this car and the first time I had a problem with is was at 98,000 miles. The head gasket and a cylendar were replaced under warranty out of suspision. I currently have 163,000 miles on it and I just replaced the fuel pump, but something else is making it stall now. I never thought I'd get this many miles on a Cavalier, and I hate to see it go, but I've had a blast with this car considering I put around 28,000 a year on it!
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HOW ABOUT THE MILES PER GALLON.....

by from LONG ISLAND NEW YORK on July 28, 2007

MY CAVALIER GETS 40MPG ON THE HIGHWAY AT THE LEGAL SPEED LIMIT. DO NOT USE OCTANE HIGHER THAN 87 OR THE MPG WILL GO DOWN AS THE FUEL WILL BURN UNSED....
MY CAVALIER GETS 40MPG ON THE HIGHWAY AT THE LEGAL SPEED LIMIT. DO NOT USE OCTANE HIGHER THAN 87 OR THE MPG WILL GO DOWN AS THE FUEL WILL BURN UNSED....
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Most dependable car I've ever had

by from Philadelphia, PA on April 25, 2008

I love this car. It has been good to me while living in Florida, and great in Philly. I drove from Florida to Philly without any problems at all. The only thing that bothers me is the dash completely ...
I love this car. It has been good to me while living in Florida, and great in Philly. I drove from Florida to Philly without any problems at all. The only thing that bothers me is the dash completely crumbled, and it will cost a lot to replace. The plastic pieces for the vents and seatbelts have broken off at different times. And the glovebox broke. But, honestly a very dependable car all around. Does anyone know if there is a recall for the dashboard?
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bang for the buck

by from kinnakeet, nc on July 1, 2007

this car is very reliable and powerful for a 4 cylinder. it gets great fuel economy. the ride is very smooth. im planning on putting on a k and n air intake to add fuel economy and 6 horsepower.
this car is very reliable and powerful for a 4 cylinder. it gets great fuel economy. the ride is very smooth. im planning on putting on a k and n air intake to add fuel economy and 6 horsepower.
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2002 Cavalier LS Sport

by from Billings, MT on May 20, 2006

I bought my Cavie new. This is my Third Cavalier and by far my most reliable and fully loaded LS (previously Z24). Absolutely the best value for the money. Every option I could have put on it was alre...
I bought my Cavie new. This is my Third Cavalier and by far my most reliable and fully loaded LS (previously Z24). Absolutely the best value for the money. Every option I could have put on it was already there. Good power, great realiability, great gas mileage. I have had mine for almost 4 1/2 years and would buy another Cavalier if they still made them but I don't like the car GM replaced it with so I'll just keep the one I have.
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by from Everett, Pa on September 27, 2012

Chevy commented that one quart of oil in 3000 wasn't considered excessive, even brand new! Good mileage.
Chevy commented that one quart of oil in 3000 wasn't considered excessive, even brand new! Good mileage.
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Very reliable car!

by from Mt. Prospect, IL on July 20, 2013

I just recently traded in my 2002 Cavalier because I just recently started to have major trouble with it over the past month or so. Otherwise I had a great run with it! It was a very reliable car for ...
I just recently traded in my 2002 Cavalier because I just recently started to have major trouble with it over the past month or so. Otherwise I had a great run with it! It was a very reliable car for the 10 years that I had it. I even purchased it used back in 2003. If you are looking for a car that can go the distance, I would definitely recommend the Cavalier! I had mine for 10 years and put on 86,500 miles after I purchased it with 18,000 miles on it already,
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

by from Cincinnati, OH on June 15, 2012

My family purchased a brand-new 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 10 years ago now, and it was a great car! We had the Cavvy for only three years, we lost it in 2005 due to financial issues, and I sure do miss ...
My family purchased a brand-new 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 10 years ago now, and it was a great car! We had the Cavvy for only three years, we lost it in 2005 due to financial issues, and I sure do miss it. We never had any problems with it at all. The 2.2L inline 4 cylinder was peppy and had great gas miles at 30+ mpg overall. Trunk was surprisingly roomy for a small car, but the rear seat was a bit tight, however. Overall, one of the best cars we've owned!
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'02 Cavalier Base

by from Tacoma, WA on June 4, 2012

Found a screaming deal on a Cavalier. The miles were on the high side, but the price was right. It had 159xxx on it but the way it drives, you wouldn't know it. It has plenty of power, the interior ha...
Found a screaming deal on a Cavalier. The miles were on the high side, but the price was right. It had 159xxx on it but the way it drives, you wouldn't know it. It has plenty of power, the interior has ample storage and a surprisingly large trunk. It's not a luxury car by any means, but it is above basic transportation, gets great mileage with the 5 speed manual and doesn't cost me a kidney to fill it up. The only con with this car is that the gear box is EXTREMELY tight.
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