Chevrolet Cavalier

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Chevrolet Cavalier

The Chevrolet was Chevrolet ‘s version of the General Motors J-body with the Cadillac Cimarron. Sunbird (later renamed Oldsmobile Firenza and Buick in the US; the Opel Ascona C in Europe the UK) and South Africa; the Vauxhall Mk.2 in the UK, the Holden Camira in ; the Chevrolet Monza in Brazil; and the Aska in Japan. The GM J platform was in spring 1981 for the 1982 year, and except for cosmetic engine upgrades and the discontinuation of models, the basic front-wheel-drive with a solid rear remained largely unchanged the years.

Design of the J platform dates to the mid-1970s; when the Arab Oil forced CAFE mandates, and the of $3.00 USD for a gallon of gasoline, the was designed straight off the drawing

The Cavalier has been one of the most cars in America since it was introduced in 1981. It is affordable, and gets respectable gas mileage. At the of the Cavalier’s introduction, the Chevrolet had poor sales in part to recalls, making the Cavalier the compact replacing the Chevrolet

Perhaps the Cavalier’s greatest was its poor crash test most notably the high of pelvic injury (according to the and that most people to see the Cavalier as an unreliable car.


Most Cavaliers built at GM’s assembly in Lordstown, Ohio, although have also been in Lansing, Michigan, Janesville, and Coahuila, Mexico .

Production of the ended September 1, 2004, the 2005 model year The Cavalier was replaced by the 2005 Cobalt and in Mexico, the Chevrolet .


1st generation (1982-1987)

2nd (1988-1994)

3rd generation (1995-2005)


1.8L inline-4 OHV


1.8L inline-4 Turbo (1984-1987)

2.0L OHV (Cavalier-specific)

2.0L inline-4

2.0L inline-4 SOHC (1987-1990 Pontiac Sunbird/Buick Turbo)

2.8L V6 MPFI Mexican model until

2.2L inline-4 OHV

2.2L OHV 2200 SFI

1991-1994 3.1 3.1 L MPFI in³) V6

1992-1994 2.2 L (134 I4

1995 Quad-4 2.3 L (138 I4

1996-2002 LD9 2.4 L (146 in³) I4

Ecotec 2.2 L (134 in³) I4


2 door base

2 door Z24 model

2 door LS coupe

2 door RS (Rally coupe

2 door convertible

3 door hatchback (1982-1987)

4 base model

4 door LS

4 door LS sport coupe

4 station wagon (1982-1994)

4 Z24 model (2000-2002)


Motors has produced a handful of cars based on the J-Body which were first at the 2001 Specialty Equipment Association (SEMA) auto These include the Cavalier 220 Turbo Coupe, the Cavalier 263 Sport, the Cavalier Z24R, the Maui 155, the Cavalier 425 drag car, and the Pontiac HO (High Output) 2.4.

These concept cars produced by GM to show off the flexibility and of the J-Body platform and to show Cavaliers and Sunfires have potential than just groceries. The concept cars at the SEMA show boasted engines, customized interiors, exterior styling, and high end systems.

Toyota Cavalier

The was briefly sold in Japan by under a company agreement GM, badged as the Toyota Cavalier . some notable differences. the fact that it was right drive, the Toyota Cavalier featured a leather shift and steering wheel, different power folding rear side marker lights on the fenders, and carpeting on the inside of the lid.

These parts are hard to in America but remain highly among … Cavalier Toyota Cavaliers were sold in 1995 and were up until 2000.

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