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Chevrolet Cavalier, Sedan
#1563 of 2171 Re: Possible transmission issue? [mn130]
Dec 05, 2004 (2:01 am)
I also own a 1998 Cavalier. It's the Z24 model. I have owned it from day one. In your case, you bought it used. You do not know how the past owner took care of the vehicle. If the Chevy dealer is reliable for you, I would take their suggestion and have the transmission overhauled.
My car has been very reliable and has never left me stranded even when the on board computer dropped all it's programming. The car still drove great. I have over 71,000 miles on it and hope to keep it for a very long time.
#1564 of 2171 Buy new Cavalier now? Huge discounts??
Dec 11, 2004 (5:29 am)
I currently have an older Nissan Pathfinder as a third vehicle used almost exclusively by my kids. It's starting to take a lot of $ (plus low mpg, safety, etc) and before I dump anymore into it I was thinking I could trade it in on a new Cavalier. With the current discounts by GM, it looks like the trade and a few grand could get me a new car.
#1565 of 2171 Re: Buy new Cavalier now? Huge discounts?? [kone]
Dec 11, 2004 (3:45 pm)
As mentioned above, I have a 2004 Cavalier LS with gigantic discounts. So far, I am loving it! Nothing is wrong with the car, great power, features (with LS package), etc. The only annoyance is a few squeaks in the dash- that's it.
I would recommend this car for you, as long as you aren't too nit-picky.
#1566 of 2171 Re: Buy new Cavalier now? Huge discounts?? [kone]
Dec 12, 2004 (10:47 am)
If safety is a concern of yours, the Cavalier doesnt seem like a very logical choice.
#1567 of 2171 Re: CHEVY CAVALIER [larryd2] 1997 CAVALIER NOTES TO CONSUMERS
Dec 17, 2004 (8:06 am)
Well, I'm glad this is a place to post such info. Not so glad about other....
I have a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, am a mother turtle speed to normal driver(don't drive the car hard).
My car had a fire hazard recall for the ignition start up; it has a current ongoing gas smell (fire hazard) the smell comes in through the vents or A/C or heater when in use, the Chevy dealerships have not been able to diagnose the problem from 2000 to 12/2004 current date, a safety hazard recall for the front wheel assembly steering hazard; it used to have a dome light with an automatic shut off which had to be completely disconnected or remain on only to drain the battery and now has no dome light when the doors are opened. The reading lights both achieved a short circuit and remained on which I disconnected at this time instead of having to pay someone to fix it without solving the dome light problem first.
I am thoroughly disgusted with a car that is a worry because of the gas smell and fumes being emitted, no dealership of the car maker in town can fix it. No consumer resolve on the issue.
#1568 of 2171 Fuel leakage
Dec 17, 2004 (9:24 am)
The most probable cause of fuel smell is external leakage of the fuel injectors, they need to be replaced there is no way to repair them. Leaking injectors are a common problem around that year. Of course a mechanic should check them for external leakage,they are too costly to replace on a guess.
Dec 26, 2004 (4:02 pm)
I have a 01 cavalier and it seems to me that the ABS is not working??? Any one have this problem with the ABS failing???
Jan 12, 2005 (10:43 am)
i bought a new 05 and it is perfect, i love the design and im sad that such a reliable car is no longer going to be made.
#1571 of 2171 Re: new car [elcoyotote]Cavalier lives on..
Jan 14, 2005 (2:36 pm)
Cavalier is still available as a Pontiac Sunfire. Sunfire is scheduled to be built at least into the 2006 model year.
Jan 16, 2005 (9:41 pm)
"perfect" doesn't come to mind when describing the cavalier.
the sunfire won't be available as a 4 door though.