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Chevrolet Cavalier

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Born in the ’80s, the Chevrolet Cavalier was Motor’s attempt to regain share that had been to Japanese manufacturers who had been the to recognize the public’s need for more fuel-efficient transportation. inferior to its competition in most the Cavalier proved to be a hit with emerging as a consistent sales for Chevrolet.

The Cavalier’s success was in large part on the value it though updates were few and far The Cavalier was on the market from and in those 24 years, there only two generations. Still, the fact that many were built on aged relative to the competition, the Chevrolet enjoyed popularity, largely of its irresistibly low price.

One significant factor to consider deciding whether a Cavalier is for you is safety. Throughout its life the Cavalier has received poor to crash test scores. is overall quality.

Cavaliers suffered from build issues; subpar materials and outdated design were problems, particularly with models.

Resale value has low for Cavaliers, making them an affordable option. Still, in of its shortcomings, we’d recommend those shopping in this consider other alternatives, as later-model Korean imports.

Recent Chevrolet Cavalier

The Cavalier‘s second and recent generation was built model-year 1995-2005. Cavaliers in 1995-2000 were available as coupes and convertibles, but as of 2001, versions of this Chevy dropped from the lineup.

Trim levels varied this generation’s 10-year Chevrolet offered base, LS and Z24 for the majority of the time but later the lineup to just base, LS and LS The standard features list on Cavaliers included little than air-conditioning and an AM/FM

When the second-generation Chevy was first unveiled, buyers had a of two engines. Base models motivated by a 2.2-liter, 120-horsepower Those seeking more could choose a 2.3-liter engine (Quad4) good for 150 hp.

just one year, the 2.3-liter was with an updated 2.4-liter that also made 150 hp.

A new 2.2-liter, DOHC, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine appeared in the for the first time during the model year. While Cavaliers continued with the OHV 2.2-liter four and the Z24 still had the unit, the 140-hp Ecotec was a improvement over any previous power plant in terms of drivability and refinement. The 2.4-liter was dropped in 2003.

Although weren’t any redesigns in the final 10 of the Cavalier’s life, the model did see upgrades. In 1999, the 2.4-liter was refined to improve reliability, and fuel economy. And in 2000, the car was a smoother-shifting manual transmission; its brake system was also and it saw exterior revisions like new front and rear fascias and new and taillights.

The car’s exterior was updated again in 2003, and XM Satellite became available as an option. should know that in the base-model Cavalier was given an stereo, with CD and MP3 playback

Chevrolet Cavalier

One unfortunate Cavalier hallmark is its interior. Build quality is and materials quality leaves a lot to be Seats also miss the when it comes to comfort.

On the side, though, later are available with both and XM Satellite Radio.

In editorial the Chevrolet Cavalier was praised for acceptable handling and power, and a compliant ride. Cons a dated platform and poor test scores. In consumer the car was praised for its fuel economy but for its dull interior styling.

Past Chevrolet Cavaliers

The Chevy Cavalier existed 1982-’94. Standard features to little more than an audio system. A Cavalier was available, in addition to the coupe, and convertible. (The wagon was with the second generation.) was also the sporty Z24 variant, debuted in 1986 and offered a V6, a firmer suspension, alloy and obligatory tape graphics.

such a long spell redesigns, Cavaliers built in the offered a positively ancient compared to the competition. The model did see tweaks over the years, In 1991, the Cavalier received metal revisions. The following ABS joined the standard features and base engines saw hp increase by 15 to In 1994, base engines saw horsepower boost, up 10 hp to 120.

Air-conditioning, a sunroof and a CD player all available as options.

Again, values on these Chevys are Other than bargain-basement though, these older have little to offer.

If you are for older years, visit our Chevrolet Cavalier page.

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