2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Jackson, Mississippi on February 12, 2011

Low gas mileage Very sporty spoiler looks great Love the cruise control love the bucket seats Love the way the back seats let down , so you can have alot of trunk room if needed
Low gas mileage Very sporty spoiler looks great Love the cruise control love the bucket seats Love the way the back seats let down , so you can have alot of trunk room if needed
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Reliable vehicle

by from Chicago on April 5, 2012

I am currently selling a 2004 cavalier on the site but in a way I dont want to because this has been a great and reliable vehicle for me for about 8 years!!! I purchased it new back in 2004 and really...
I am currently selling a 2004 cavalier on the site but in a way I dont want to because this has been a great and reliable vehicle for me for about 8 years!!! I purchased it new back in 2004 and really besides the normal oil changes and a set of pads/rotors and 1 set of tires I really have saved a ton on $$ vs. any of my other cars. Im only selling it because I have a larger family now and need a little more space but this car has been a great for the price(originally 12,500 i paid) and has given me 8 good years of service and could probably go 8 more!!!! Whoever gets this car is getting a heck of a bargain.
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all black chevy 5 speed cavi

by from Detroit, MI on July 19, 2010

I've been drivin my '04 cavalier for over 23K miles and it has been great. My fuel economy average for those 23k miles driven in Michigan between 01/16/2009 and 07/17/2010 is 33 MPG. My most efficient...
I've been drivin my '04 cavalier for over 23K miles and it has been great. My fuel economy average for those 23k miles driven in Michigan between 01/16/2009 and 07/17/2010 is 33 MPG. My most efficient tank of gas was 40 MPG. It has also been great on reliability. During those 18 months I have only put regular maintenance into it(oil change every 5k, tire rotation every 6-7k, and I had to replace the front brakes once) No repairs!
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OUR genealogy

by from IL on March 27, 2010

MY grandmother is chevy belair 1957, my mother is chevy impala 1965 and her I am the granddaughter chevy cavalier we are all from decathlon champion family. i bought my chevy cavalier almost 5 years a...
MY grandmother is chevy belair 1957, my mother is chevy impala 1965 and her I am the granddaughter chevy cavalier we are all from decathlon champion family. i bought my chevy cavalier almost 5 years ago, it is reliable car, i just replaced the belt at 65k and alternator at 75 k , i have a good milage in city about 27 , i spoiled it , because i change the oil every 1000 mile so i can keep it to be a classic car, buy chevy and be happy .
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Reliable Car

by from New York City, NY on March 2, 2010

This is a great car if all you need is something to get you from where you are to where you need/want to be. Very good gas mileage. I get 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway (compared to my previous car ge...
This is a great car if all you need is something to get you from where you are to where you need/want to be. Very good gas mileage. I get 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway (compared to my previous car getting 25 mpg highway and 18 mpg city, this is a very good improvement). The heater in the winter and A/C in summer are great. The seats are not the most comfortable on longer trips. The cup holders are not that great. I wouldn't call this a fun or thrilling car to drive, but if all you need is some reliable means to get around, this is an excellent car.
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LOVED IT!

by from lynnwood on July 3, 2012

GREAT RUNNING CAR WITH EXCELLENT GAS MILAGE!! NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS. JUST HAD TO REPLACE THE PUMP! BUT OTHER THAN THAT GREAT TRANSPORTATION! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!
GREAT RUNNING CAR WITH EXCELLENT GAS MILAGE!! NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS. JUST HAD TO REPLACE THE PUMP! BUT OTHER THAN THAT GREAT TRANSPORTATION! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!
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Great starter car

by from Los Angeles, CA on September 26, 2008

This was the first car I purchased on my own, and I was very pleased with it. Great on fuel economy, with more power and acceleration than other small cars I've driven (Toyota Corolla, Dodge Neon). My...
This was the first car I purchased on my own, and I was very pleased with it. Great on fuel economy, with more power and acceleration than other small cars I've driven (Toyota Corolla, Dodge Neon). My only complaint is that the low seat position sometimes limited my view. Because it has a lower resale value than its competitors, I got it as a certified pre-owned at a steal, and by 78000 miles, had only replaced brake pads and rear drums (at about 77000) and bought tires. Had it not been totalled in an accident, I would have driven this car for a few more years.
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Great car

by from Raleigh, NC on June 11, 2012

I reviewed this car very highly, all though my particular model which had been a rental at one point did suffer excessive road noise due to faulty weather stripping and sound proofing. I accept this a...
I reviewed this car very highly, all though my particular model which had been a rental at one point did suffer excessive road noise due to faulty weather stripping and sound proofing. I accept this as a fault with my particular model, rather than a general problem with the model. Driving this car was a pleasure, and I felt that particularly for it's era it was packed with a good amount of features. Mine was the 4 door sedan targeted at families. I had two accessory sockets up front which was fantastic, as well an acceptable AM/FM/CD system. Also, as a bit of a car guy I really appreciated the growl the engine made, it was nothing too dramatic as it's only a 4 banger, but for the size engine it was satisfying. I went 7 years before needing my first major repair item, a fuel pump. Replacing this however cost $800 as it requried a new harness. Another costly item you will encounter is the timing chain needing to be replaced before 150,000 (check owners manual for recommendation). Mine was diagnosed with a small head gasket leak, so I ended up selling it. But it pained me to do it, I loved (and still love) this car.
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Great car

by from Delaware Oh on January 10, 2012

I Love this car. i paid only 5,000 for this car and it only had 76,000 miles on it.. its the ls sport coupe. its a5 speed and has all power like a sunroof... its very peppy. and still gets good gas mi...
I Love this car. i paid only 5,000 for this car and it only had 76,000 miles on it.. its the ls sport coupe. its a5 speed and has all power like a sunroof... its very peppy. and still gets good gas mileage.
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I HEART MY CAV!!!

by from Missouri on October 14, 2012

Bought this car new with 7K miles. Now has 178K. Hit an elk on the highway going 70mph 6 years ago and stayed straight as a pin which saved my life. This has been the most reliable car I've owned. Onl...
Bought this car new with 7K miles. Now has 178K. Hit an elk on the highway going 70mph 6 years ago and stayed straight as a pin which saved my life. This has been the most reliable car I've owned. Only problem I have is my paint (dark green) is peeling and I'm deciding if I want to paint it or get another car. But I'm keeping it as a second car.
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