2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Performance
  • Proven powertrain
  • Familiar design
  • Price

The bad:

  • Antiquated design
  • Final year of production
  • Resale value
  • Side-impact crash-test rating

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Three model choices
  • 140-hp four-cylinder
  • FWD layout
  • Manual or automatic
  • Coupe and sedan body styles

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 3.7
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Love it

I love this car so much I’ve had for a year and it was totaled a month after I bought it and it’s still going strong. I put struts and brakes on it and it’s a beast! Best $2300 purchase I’ve ever made.


Love it.

Honestly the best car I have ever owned. The only thing it cost me was, oil changes, tires and a battery. I had it for 16 years. When I sold it, my wife said she'd miss the car more than she'd miss me.


Reliable Beast

The 2004 Cavalier has been my primary vehicle for over 15 years and I cannot recommend it enough!!! In 15 years it has only left me stranded once, only 1 time and that was a few weeks ago when a break line burst. Handles snow and ice extremely well for a vehicle of its size and weight. Gas mileage is good and basic maintenance is simple so no need to take to a specialist for an oil change or to replace a battery. Phenomenal vehicle for the price and outstandingly reliable.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
72 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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