2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
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My first Car

by from Birmingham, AL on August 29, 2009

I got my 2005 Chevy Cavalier when I turned 17. I have had it for 3 years now and for the most part it has been a very good vehicle. Performance is adequate, except it is slow to 60mph. Handling is exc...
I got my 2005 Chevy Cavalier when I turned 17. I have had it for 3 years now and for the most part it has been a very good vehicle. Performance is adequate, except it is slow to 60mph. Handling is excellent, but the seats are the worst I have ever seen or sat in. My car has 72k miles on it and the only problem I have had is with the speedometer not working. Other than that, the car has sufficiently done its duties. The front fascia is appealing and the color (yellow) is an eye-catcher. The car is small, but very dependable.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Reliable Car

by from Houston, TX on November 14, 2007

I've owned a Cavalier 2005 Manual and it has given me very good service. Its fast and gives me good gas millage. It fits 4 with comfortable and has good cargo space. I think is a very good value for t...
I've owned a Cavalier 2005 Manual and it has given me very good service. Its fast and gives me good gas millage. It fits 4 with comfortable and has good cargo space. I think is a very good value for the price.
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Caveyy

by from Leeport, PA on December 28, 2011

I just bought a 2005 Chevy Cavalier and this car is amazing! I used to own a Dodge Dakota. That thing was the biggest gas hog! I love the Cavalier's design. This car is beyond reliable and overall pre...
I just bought a 2005 Chevy Cavalier and this car is amazing! I used to own a Dodge Dakota. That thing was the biggest gas hog! I love the Cavalier's design. This car is beyond reliable and overall pretty comfortable. If the seats get old they tend to get uncomfortable but mines new so I don't have this problem yet. This car is great for commuting or road trips. It may be small, but you can fit a lot in it. I highly recommend a Cavalier with power locks/windows/ etc. Overall, this car runs clean and smooth, no problems. Wish they still made them!
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2005 Chevy Cavalier

by from Claremore, Ok on July 19, 2015

I bought my car in 2005 and I love it. It has 195,000 miles on it. It has been so good to me. I had a few problems with it but not bad. This car is the best car I ever owned. It is 10 years old and I ...
I bought my car in 2005 and I love it. It has 195,000 miles on it. It has been so good to me. I had a few problems with it but not bad. This car is the best car I ever owned. It is 10 years old and I love it. After all these miles I put on it, Now it is having a bit more problems. I do not want to get rid of it. I love this car. It is the best car ever made, as far as I am concerned. I wish they still made them. I would up grade.. Thanks Chevy for making a great car. I love mine.
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Great vehicle

by from Swan Hills, Alberta,Canada on April 19, 2016

I'm 67 yrs young..bought my 2003 new with only 5 km's on it......today it has 296,000 km's on it......amazing car......only had to replace the fuel pump in 2015.......I am a "rockin' grandma" n' no sl...
I'm 67 yrs young..bought my 2003 new with only 5 km's on it......today it has 296,000 km's on it......amazing car......only had to replace the fuel pump in 2015.......I am a "rockin' grandma" n' no slump behind the wheel!! Would recommend these cars 100%.
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feel the test of sport car

by from skokie , IL on November 19, 2012

I have the 1996 model , and i tested the 2004-2005 in few occasion , and i felt like i am driving sport car, 2004 is lighter in weight, and has more horsepower with 2.4 liter. if you want to feel you...
I have the 1996 model , and i tested the 2004-2005 in few occasion , and i felt like i am driving sport car, 2004 is lighter in weight, and has more horsepower with 2.4 liter. if you want to feel you are driving chevy bel air buy the 1996, but if you like to feel more sportier go with 2004- 2005. the future of this car will be like the future of muscle cars of the 50s and 60s if you take care of it and do the regular oil change in time it will last for 200000 miles
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Best car I've ever owned

by from Central North Carolina on October 9, 2012

I was told this was the worst car. I bought mine 6 1/2 years ago and have had no problems, just the usual check-ups and minor adjustments. I am sorry these cars are no longer made. My granddaughter ha...
I was told this was the worst car. I bought mine 6 1/2 years ago and have had no problems, just the usual check-ups and minor adjustments. I am sorry these cars are no longer made. My granddaughter has a 2001 model and she, too was told it wasn't a good car. She's had hers for 8 years with no problems.
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same as Toyota Cavalier

by from Niles , IL on July 25, 2015

I Have 1996 cavalier , I bought it in 2004 still strong recently I knew, the same model sold in Japan as Toyota Cavalier, and this is a good indicator , equal to corolla !! what a nice car
I Have 1996 cavalier , I bought it in 2004 still strong recently I knew, the same model sold in Japan as Toyota Cavalier, and this is a good indicator , equal to corolla !! what a nice car
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First new car

by from Ontario on June 12, 2015

After having driven used cars for the first twenty-five years I finally bought a new car--the 2005 Chevy Cavalier. It has served me well with only a few minor failures such as the speed control and th...
After having driven used cars for the first twenty-five years I finally bought a new car--the 2005 Chevy Cavalier. It has served me well with only a few minor failures such as the speed control and the fuel gauge is messed up after someone rear-ended me (she hit a patch of ice that I had hit moments earlier) with no visible damage except the gauge has never worked since (2013). I've driven the car and pretty much neglect to follow the owner's manual recommendations (after the expiration of the warranty period which was 3 years). It has rarely, if ever, failed to start and the oxygen sensor was probably the biggest replacement part/job I ever had to have done.
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Great First Car

by from on February 6, 2014

This was my first car three years ago. I love it and have had no issues with the car's functionality. I do have regular maintenance (oil, tires, check ups etc) on it as any good car owner should get. ...
This was my first car three years ago. I love it and have had no issues with the car's functionality. I do have regular maintenance (oil, tires, check ups etc) on it as any good car owner should get. I have never once had an issue with it despite being a teenager who likes to push the car to the limit. I have the base model though so it has no power windows, locks, etc. I also like that there are 5 cup holders in the car, but the two front ones end up blocking off controls for AC. Overall I highly recommend this car, but to test drive before buying. It is a small car, and as a tall teen who barely fits in it, ... well just test it and find out. Also go with power locks and windows. Crank windows just don't do the car justice.
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