2003 Chevrolet Cavalier consumer reviews

$14,030–$17,030 MSRP range
side view of 2003 Cavalier Chevrolet
91% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 3.7
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.4
Explore the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
4.0

The 2.2ecotec I love it wish it was in new cars !

It has been a great commuting car never let me down with regular oil changes and 3 sets of tires 210,000miles and still going strong !

4.4

180,000 miles and not a leak or problem

Bought in 2008, had 50,000 on it. Now have 180,000...all its ever had is oil changes, a few batteries, tires and front brakes...that's it ! It still has the original belts and hoses.. 14 years and still going strong... now the bad.. subframe is rotting out (Chicago rust belt car) seat cover wore out.. and AC quit in 2018.... but hey I only paid $7k for it in 2008.. gonna be hard to say goodbye. We've been through snowstorms, ice storms, hail, floods and a deer encounter.

2.0

Unsafe steering issues, gauge's don't work

This car is Unsafe and GM needs to prevent people from getting hurt or worse not one of my guages are working and it's a very common problem and same yr trucks are recall but not cavalier and my car was trying to start without me or key in car just cranking away it's hard to steer and I don't know if I will make it to work ok or home alive it's a nightmare everyday and I don't have a way to fix it or any other options but to drive it till I die or it burns down because of all the issues- five stars and GM is worst car maker and customer support and protector in auto industry shame on them greedy xxxxxxx's

3.4

It’s a good car for the price.

It’s a very good starter car. Runs nice. Have had very few issues in the 6 years that I have owned it. Not a head turner but still a decent car.

4.3

I’ve had this car for 14 years.

This car is insane. It just keeps riding. Though it struggles now past 60mph. And the AC doesn’t work so well anymore. It’s all good though I live in the city and I usually don’t drive on highways much. It’s my around town car. I’ve been in several accidents with it over the years. Nothing TOO major. A few replacements here and there. Parts are so cheap for this car. Great for ALL weather. I used to live in Maryland. Now I’m in ATL. I can’t tell you how many snow storms I’ve driven this car in, everyone else is stuck and we just glide by. I’ve driven this car up and down the east coast countless times. Great car I would recommend, obviously it’s not the most high tech or aesthetically pleasing car. But it will get you around for a VERY long time. That is if you get lucky. Enjoy this little go cart, that’s what it feels like to drive it.

5.0

Doesn't give. Real sharp and reliable tool.

This car did the job. With proper maintenance, it will fit like a glove. Great for distance up to 500 miles and commuting on the daily. This generation of Chevys all had the messed up paint, but it's no biggie for the money.

3.9

This is a good cheap car for a first time driver.

It is reliable and fun to drift on ice, and gravel. It is very good for going back and forgot work, I also can easily go into the ditch.

5.0

Lifteime of car can go up to 500,000 miles

Plenty of legrooom, and easy maintenance. Just keeps on going and going without any breakdown. Frankly looks like a Japanese made car to run until 500,0000 miles

3.9

this car has been through everything, amazing car

has usb/aux hook up sub and the best running motor ever snow sand mud its done it all no accidents very well maintained. drove great a little rusty one small dent on the passenger side.

3.9

Great first car for teenager

I bought it used with over 100k miles. Runs well and everything works. I am taller (6?3?) and I struggle getting in and out a little. Other than that it seems to be a good reliable car.