2002 Chevrolet Cavalier consumer reviews

$13,960 starting MSRP
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100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 3.9
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.7
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2002 the end era of NON-GPS

Got my first four door in 1998. Awesome vehicle. Got second one because wife wrecked our first Cavilier. Bought a used 2092 with 82,000+ miles. Still starts on first turn of key. Now has 207,000, and smoke a bit, but is in storage. Hope to rebuild soon. Reliable vehicle.


I own a 2002 and 2004

These cars have been basically bullet proof. Continue to run with very little issues. The 2004 has had a fan switch replaced but is otherwise original. The 2002 has had the air conditioner replaced and several other issues but nothing that keeps it from getting from here to there.


theyre ok

i had this car for around 7 years. it was a decent car in terms of reliability. nothing major besides the ac compressor blew around 3 times. it was a decent car. it got me where i wanted it to go. but i prefer my 07 yaris over this


Great little car.

Great starter car. We purchased this little used car for our grandson. No big bells or whistles, easy keeper and low mileage!! Sold it!! Along with the great salesman Mr. Hawk.


I've had mine for 18 years!!

I love my car. It's got 133k miles on it. Only just recently have I had to replace the starter. I went 16 years without any issue. Only taking it to garage for upkeep and oil change. Although I have a new car, I still kept this one and still drive it occasionally. I'm waiting for it to become a classic car. I want to be one of those people


First car i ever owned And best deal

the Chevy Cavalier as a whole is an amazing car there cheap but reliable for the time you take care of them! I bought my 2002 cavalier with 132,000mi already on it in 2015-2016 from my sister for $400 I am still driving it today however unless you stay on top of potential problems this car isn't for you. I've had to pay for frame restoration, Exhaust repair, and now my engine has begun to smoke from potential wiring issues turnsignals work on and off, headlamps are leaking water, and the base primer and paint for original cavaliers will show major peeling and rust out. bottom side panels are shot and reap bumper is probably rotting out, next on the list is breaking its an old heavy car not with a lot of stopping power and sometimes due to the disk/drum break combo will get break wobble when having to stop hard. but its lasted through 2002-2020 and that makes this car a 100% go to car for anyone who can find one in good-great condition proves they will last your kids or spouse long enough to save for a better newer car so get them while you can.


Most reliable car I owned

Great on milage, minimal repairs, owned a cavalierm sports model from 2003 to Nov 2019, when I was t boned and car was totalled. Broke my heart to give her up. 140000 miles on her and still running until then. No issues except normal wear and tear. Wish they were still on the market.


Built like an absolute tank

Got this car from my father for $100 after it sat for 5 years. It got beaten on very badly during its life (ex going 30k without an oil change once) and was all smashed up and wrecked. After those 5 years of sitting, I changed all the fluids, put a new battery and spark plugs in and the car cranked right up. I put the body back together with parts from the scrapyard and it's running great with 237,000 miles. The only complaint I really have is that it isn't great with going up hills because I guess the transmission is more geared to fuel economy.


Great car for first time driver

The Cavalier is a great car for the price. The only option I miss is cruise control. The AC cools there car quickly in 90° heat. The trans shifts smoothly.


First car I?ve ever owned! Would drive it anywhere

Would trust this car to get me anywhere. Really sucks that I have to sell it but I just really need a car with 4 doors!