2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2 from North America
Dead and doesn't know it
The back tail light has been recalled. The car's heater inside needs a new blower. The "A" pillar on the passangers side has been replaced due to warping. Now the passenger bottom dash is warping. Sometimes, the car doesn't want to start. It either will hesitate or start the second time I try to turn the key. There are no known problems to cause it according to the dealership, because the car always starts there.
I am afraid that when my warranty is over, the car will be over too.
For a car that is barely broke in, it does not start up consistently. Sometimes it will hesitate and other times it takes a try or two.
The interior of the car was made cheap. There are already uncommon parts to replace.
I thought a cavalier was supposed to have a little power, but this vehicle has none. When the gas pedal is pushed to accelerate fast, the RPMs move quick, but not the car.
If the heater is turned on too high, the car will idle so far down that it sounds like it will stall out.
Even more interesting, the window on the driver's side freezes. It usually occurs at about 25 degrees.
I believe this car is begging for a junkyard already.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th January, 2007
15th Jan 2007, 21:20
It sounds like this car was in a flood. Does the car have an accident history? Does the Lemon Law apply to used cars?
6th Feb 2007, 18:19
As for the driver window freezing, I live in Quebec and let me tell you that every car has that problem when it goes from warm or cold to very cold, especially if it's been snowing or raining before the temperature drops. The hot air aimed at the windshield will resolve that problem in a few minutes.
4th May 2010, 15:16
Yeah, I have an 03 Cavalier and sometimes it won't start if it rains. I was told it is because of the remote starter, and I took it to the dealer and they are removing it, and something else about a starter wire that runs through the dash, so they are replacing that.
Good luck with yours. I'm probably getting mine back tomorrow. Hopefully it runs good for a while, because this is my first car. IDK???
1st Feb 2011, 18:44
My 2003 Cavalier was not starting sometimes. After replacing a lot of parts, a large mechanic looked at it and it worked fine. I got it home, adjusted the tilt steering back down and it refused to start. It works fine now that I removed the plastic cover from the column, but I never did isolate the problem (plug on ignition switch?).