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Chevrolet Cavalier, Sedan
#7 of 25 Welcome Marleen
Oct 09, 2007 (6:36 pm)
I can't answer your question on the difference between the LS and the LS sport. I do wish we'd gotten a 2 door, but at the time we thought my parents were moving to town and would be riding in this car and couldn't see them climbing in and out of a coupe.
My husband just put new 80,000 mile tires on our 1997 Cavalier sedan. He is doing a big "reconditioning" project on it before winter hits. It now has 135K on it, and we hope to get many more miles on it. Such a reliable commuter car, and comfortable to drive!
I applaud your decision to repaint your car - Metallic orange sounds boring...like a fleet car. My sympathies on your Geo Storm. Those were nicely styled cars. I don't know why they were dicontinued. Sometimes Chevy has their head in a dark spot.
One difference I see in some Cavaliers - don't know if this may feed into the trim levels - some bumpers are color-keyed and others are flat black. Maybe someone will answer that question, too!
#8 of 25 Re: Hello from a new Cavalier owner! [marleenk]
Oct 10, 2007 (9:06 am)
The difference between the LS Sport and the LS is just equipment and cosmetic. The LS Sport has standard alloy rims, spoiler, nicer interior, ground effects, a better sound system and I think a standard moonroof. Mechanically they are identical although I'm not sure if the LS Sport has a different suspension. It could since it replaced the Z24 and that had a different suspension from regular Cavalier.
#9 of 25 Re: Welcome Marleen [maryaw]
Oct 10, 2007 (9:09 am)
To answer you question about the bumpers the first few years of this design 1995-1996 or 1997, the Cavalier VL (base model) had the grey bumpers. Chevy changed this to give the car a nicer and less rental look.
#10 of 25 Re: bumpers
Oct 15, 2007 (2:43 pm)
AHA! Thanks for the info. Ours is a 1997 4-door sedan, base model, and it has the color-keyed bumpers so that gives us the year they cut the grey bumpers.
#11 of 25 2000 wierd noise under acceleration oil pressure lite
Oct 17, 2007 (3:34 pm)
Help thinking of buying a 2000 model, 118,000 miles on it car is clean and good interior, drives well but makes a weird vibrating sound under acceleration and then quits after high gear. Also low oil pressure lite came on at idle, so I changed the oil and filter. Light still came on after driving a few miles and stop (at Idle) soon as you touch the gas the light goes out! So i know theres oil pressure.. Replaced sending unit but light still comes on! I think engine is idleing to low, but theres no adjustment acording to the repair manual.. Help I need to know if theres a fix before I buy this car ... Thanks VanDusen
#12 of 25 1985 4 speed Cavalier
Dec 03, 2007 (12:33 am)
hi all . my name is johnny i have had my 85 Cavalier for around 6 months and i have put around 8,000 miles on it. it has around 180,000 miles and still has good motor and trans. and glass never a crack in it. dome light messed up my fault. and water pump is leaking. never ran hot. and shifter cable is broke. called auto zone cable $80.00 and water pump $20.00 4 door didn't come with ac. heater works great. got around 30 miles to gal on it. i bought it out of state and drove it here louisiana then did another round trip week later. i didnt do a title transfer. i have the title for it. would make a good parts car or a cheap fix it up. im going out state leaving car at my sis house. if you looking for a fix it up are parts car. email me. it has 2.0 L fuel injector
#13 of 25 2002 caverlier
Dec 10, 2007 (6:42 am)
Hi, I had a fuel pump replaced and when it was done my dashboard lights went out, I have no gages or lights. Anyone know anything on this problem? Jim
Mar 21, 2008 (10:06 pm)
I bought my 2001 Cavalier coupe for $4800 about 5 months ago. It's white, has the 5 speed manual, and the 2.2L OHV, although they started calling it an ecotec in 2001. It had 40,265 miles on it when I bought it, and so far has served me well. It replaced a 1996 Corolla, and honestly, I'm much more pleased with the Cavalier so far then I was with the Corolla. It just drives a lot better. I'm looking forward to getting quite a few good years out of this car, especially with the low miles I put on it. It now only has about 44,000 miles.
Oct 14, 2008 (11:47 pm)
Hello, I am an 18 year old and a proud owner of a red 1998 Chevy Cavalier Z24 (my first car). I bought it about 10 months ago for $4500. They were asking $6000, but my grandparents gave me some cash to put down. It had 78,000ish when I first got it, but it has now climbed up to 90,000. It has the 2.4L Twin Cam engine on it. Unfortunately with the age of the car, there are a few things wrong with it. The water pump is leaking, but is getting fixed. The bearings are shot, the paint is peeling (I think its a defect in the paint, because the car is previously from Iowa and they don't get snow like we do in Minnesota and the carfax report was clean), the rotors are warped, there is a hole in my exhaust, and the tires are worn out. Because of the things it needs, I am going to tune it. I just installed a new short ram intake which, surprisingly, made it growl louder and increased acceleration a lot more than I expected. I have ordered a body kit and a cat back exhaust to replace some of the things now. I am going to wait until next spring to do the rest because it is pointless to install performance mods in the snow. I absolutely love it, and don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon!
Dec 23, 2008 (11:46 am)
My names Trinity. I have a 96 red Z24. With a fantastic 171k miles on it. I love my car! even tho it has had a rediculous amount of problems that Ive had to fix. Ive had it for 5 years. I named my car Bucky... because about 3 months after I bought it a fuel injector went out...and it started bucking. So, I thought it was a great name. haha. It really only left me stranded once tho. when my altenator went out. and luckily I have an awesome dad who drives over an hour to help me fix it when I need a little extra muscle. So lets see... Ive replaced...
My fuel injectors
hood hinges(who would of thought)
Blower motor resistor thingy
front wheel bearings
altenator and battery
Shift linkage cables(last month)
both power window motors.
and a bunch of other random little things
my shift cables were a fantastic experience with a transmission place that I got to yell and take my car away from them while telling them that theyre stupid. haha. fun times being a girl who has a dad and brother who race cars. So Ive picked up a few useful things throughout my life.