2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Sedan 2.2 Ecotec from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Ecotec Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance2400 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Not bad... but you get what you pay for!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car. However, I have had to take it back to the dealership once to get the brakes inspected. Ever since the day I drove it off the lot, the brakes made a grinding noise regardless of how long the car previously sat prior to being driven. Sounded like a dragging brake shoe. Dealer inspected and told me it's normal... so I continue to drive with noisy brakes.

Otherwise, the dash is already starting to rattle. It hasn't gotten too irritating yet, but if it gets much worse it will go back to the dealer!

General Comments:

I really like the styling of the car! It looks very sharp, but I can't seem to get comfortable in it! My 130 mile round trip commute is rough on my legs! I find myself getting stiff easily in the car.

It's way more than I ever needed/wanted. All I wanted was 4 doors, automatic and a/c. But, with all the GM discounts I couldn't beat the price brand new of $11,300 for the top of the line package.

The 2.2 Ecotec has plenty of power and zips around smoothly! Power-wise, this was an easy transition from my 200K mile Bonneville!

I'm confident I'll get 200K out of the power train. My body will have to adjust to the stiff seats and ride!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2004

2nd Nov 2004, 06:25

I had an 02 Cavalier and the brakes were noisy on that as well, until the car warmed up. Dash noises are just part of the package. For happy motoring, change the fuel filter every 6,000 miles, the car will run much better that way. I am surprised to hear the seat comment... I found mine to be very comfortable, if a bit low to the ground.

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport Ecotec 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Ecotec 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired33 miles
Most recent distance10800 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

If you want a car that looks hot, and you want a lot of use out of the warranty, this is your car!

Faults:

A bad rattling noise was occurring under the right side of the hood near where the passenger would sit. had it back 4 times before they figured out what was wrong. During which they added clips which were not installed during assemly, as well as brackets that were missing.

My front passenger fog light burnt out twice within 3 weeks of eachother. It wasn't until the second time they told me the housing was cracked and water was getting in.

Driver's side rear view mirror was faulty at time of delivery and had to be taken back the next week to get replaced. It vibrated non-stop while the car was in motion.

During manufacturing, the sealing was not properly installed around the front windshield so I had some minor leaking for a couple months before that problem was resolved.

General Comments:

This car looks great. The LS sport 2 door is sharp, and definitely turns heads. It handles the road pretty tightly, however the power when accelerating is a little slow. It has the "premium sound" system, which honestly is nothing special. I have had this car back time and time again for some pretty bad errors. Granted it is covered under warranty, but this is becoming a huge inconvenience in which the dealership I am going through is not being very sympathetic. I am looking to trade it in now for a non GM model. Buyer Beware and keep your eyes peeled a little more even if you are buying brand new!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th October, 2004

23rd Oct 2004, 11:30

I purchased a 2004 Cavalier LS in July and have had no problems whatsoever. I am loving it, and will hopefully be using it for years to come!

It is unfortunate you have problems!

10th Jan 2005, 14:03

I have also purchased a 2004 cavalier. It has been the greatest car ever. I purchased it in June 04 and now I have 17180 km. It has been a welcomed relief to the Grand Am I was previously driving.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 15 reviews