11th Feb 2002, 18:09

Big difference between an 85 model and the 97...

7th Aug 2004, 11:08

I just purchased a 97'cavalier and I almost died in a wreck. My rack and pinion locked up and I couldnt complete my left turn sending me straight into a car lot and smashed into a new 2004 Chevy 1500. After looking all over the internet, GM should of did a recall on that car to get it fixed.

6th Nov 2004, 07:13

In response to the previous post, I think perhaps you should take a look at the later Cavalier's crash test ratings... ANY crash test rating. There is no car on the planet that I would feel less safe in than this deathtrap.

Sure, other manufacturers might have their lemons on occasion, but at least you stand a chance of not being horrible injured when something goes wrong.

8th Nov 2004, 06:28

I am writing about a problem I have with my 98 Cavalier. The seat belts have twisted almost since I bought it. I wondered if any one else had that problem.

9th Mar 2005, 14:56

I have a 1995 cavalier with 55oo k, s on it. approx two weeks after purchasing it I noticed a whine in the transmission beginning a 40 to 60 k, s approx dealer says it's a characteristit of the car???

4th Apr 2005, 17:58

I have a 97 cavalier with 110K and it has been a great car. My best friend has the same car with close to 200K and few problems. My mom and sister have the Sunfire, which is basically the same car, and all have been very happy. I think the main difference is how we drive them and how we maintain the. I'm sure there are some problems out of the factory, but to say you will never buy another Chevy because of one substandard car is a little over the top.

24th Nov 2005, 00:47

Well, all I have to say is that the old Chevy was very good and the new generation of Chevy BLOWS!!

8th Jul 2007, 03:49

Okay, I'll admit that every car company has their lemons... but if you look how many Chevy owners here are having problems, you have to start to wonder about their ability.

One really good cavalier is just as insignificant as one really bad one. But when you have three or four really good reviews and a few dozen bad ones, you start looking at it from a statistical standpoint; sure every car makes their lemons, but look how many people here have had bad experiences and you'll see that the Cavalier just doesn't seem up to the level of even other Chevy cars, much less the greater auto population.