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#1244 of 2171 The Cost of My 03 Cavalier
Mar 04, 2003 (2:33 am)
I can use the GM Supplier Discount, so my costs are probably a little different than most Chevy buyers. Here's my cost breakdown for my 2003 LS, when I bought it in February:
MSRP - $17,010
GM Supplier Cost - $16,062 (actually, $16,061.97)
GM Rebate - $3,000
GM Rebate due to Pittsburgh Auto Show - $500
GM Lease Loyalty Rebate - $750
Final "Cost" - $11,812
I know that Edmunds has the "TMV" for my Cavalier as $16,107.
Mar 04, 2003 (5:40 am)
We had 2 Cavaliers, a 91 V6 and a 99. Both worked just fine and we really had no problems with either. My only complaint now is that the car is old now. For basic transportation at a reasonable price however, it's a good car still especially with the Ecotec standard now.
Mar 04, 2003 (11:56 am)
Wow! Thats great. Congrats- You will certainly be getting your money's worth!
#1247 of 2171 Hey; Where Is Everybody?!?
Mar 22, 2003 (8:37 am)
This seems to be one of the least active individual car discussion boards here in Town Hall! Where is everybody?! The last post prior to this one is dated March 4th, and it's someone commenting on one of my posts! Surely there are some Honda and Toyota owners who aren't through "bashing" those of us who own Cavaliers, aren't there? And what about my fellow Cavalier owners? Surely you have something to say - good, bad, or indifferent - about your car.
For those of you lurking - now's the time to stop reading and start posting. What do you have to say? I see all sorts of Cavaliers on the road; I know you're out there.
O.K. let's get things rolling here - I've had my latest Cavalier slightly less than a month now, and filled up the gas tank for the second time. My MPG is over 25 on this tankful - not bad for the type of driving I normally do. The MPG should continue to improve, though. Also, it's nice to be able to go over 300 miles on a tankful and not pay the $35 (or more) it takes to fill up our van.
#1248 of 2171 JD - Since you asked for it :)
Mar 23, 2003 (9:44 am)
Just kidding! Or maybe not.
My cousin returned his 2000 Z24 Friday as his lease ended. The car was full of rattles after 3 years and 58.000 kms.
My Protege is doing great BTW.
Mar 23, 2003 (10:11 am)
We had a 99 Cavalier on lease until last spring. Returned it because we needed something larger. Car had no issues except the brakes pads had to be done before it was returned. Car was reliabile but uninspiring. Great value though, especiallly the the 140hp Ecotec this year.
#1250 of 2171 Cavaliers...
Mar 23, 2003 (7:39 pm)
What are the rebates up to now? I have seen alot of Cavaliers on the road recently, all 2003 models. High rebates might have something to do with it...
Mar 23, 2003 (7:56 pm)
I believe they are going 5K under MSRP plus loyalty rebates in some markets plus GM credit card rebates. Sounds like a new car for the price of used. And I wouldn't call that ecotec engine an obsolete technology.
#1252 of 2171 Rebates...
Mar 24, 2003 (6:17 am)
I surely wouldn't pass up a Cavalier with a GM rebate, a rebate, a loyalty rebate, and low financing either. No way!
Mar 25, 2003 (10:50 am)
Probably bought one of the 1st 2003 Cavs, last October. So far, 3,000 miles, reliable, no rattles. On a recent highway trip, got 33 mpg!
Not bad.. car is good value considering you get the ecotec engine, even if other similar-cost cars may have more bells and whistles.