2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet Cavalier
No real issues and pretty happy with my cavalier.
It is very economical. It generally costs about $30 to $35 dollars to fill it from empty. I can go over a week one a tank of gas. It is a 5 speed and very easy to drive. It is only a 2 door but is very roomy in the back seat. The trunk is a very nice size so hauling bigger things is not to much of a problem. Now that it is getting colder out it heats up really quickly. My car has over 230k on it and it still runs very well with no mechanical issues. I really cannot think of anything negative about it that I do not like. I guess I would say my only complaint is the way the built the inside there really is not any storage areas and the cup holders are too close to the dash so only shorter cups will fit and they cannot be to big around. Otherwise I am pretty happy with it.
The absolute perfect fit for me!
I have owned my car for almost 3 years now. This car has been my absolute favorite it is small and comfortable but it can also fit 4 people comfortably. The trunk is pretty spacious I usually do not have to haul large things but if I am moving a lot of small things it works perfectly. Only issue I have had would be the check engine like tends to come on and stay on for days and no one has been able to give me a answer on why. Also sometimes when I get gas the car will take a try or two to start but always does but no one has been able to get me an answer on that as well. All in all this car has been my favorite and have had no serious issues with it. It is the perfect car for me!
Chevrolet cavalier- small, unassuming, but lasts forever.
When I purchased the car last year it had not been taken very good care of. The paint is in need of being redone but she drives like a dream. The cloth seats do not hold stains in or the smell of my dog, she's really easy to clean inside. I get better gas mileage than some of my friends with newer vehicles. Only complaint I have is that the window controls are in the center console instead of on the door, so whenever I drive another car I always reach for the center console to control the window.
I would like to say I like the fact that I do not have to worry about the lights,
Since purchasing my car I have no major problems. I know many drivers have different ways of driving which impact the car life. I am a modern driver. It has been a reliability to my and the performance has not disappointed me. I have had tune ups and regular check ups each year which might be one reason for the length of time I have had it without major problems. I believe if you take care of your car on a regular basis it will take you far.
Dash cracking due to sun and falling apart affecting odometer, speedometer.
Because of the sun the dash has had many problems in cracking and falling apart, even with purchasing the vehicle from the Chevy dealership they would not fix of replace the dash problem this is also beginning to affect the CD player as well as the speedometer. Have also had issues with the gear shifter cable breaking and needing to be replaced, besides these problems the engine runs great and has been a very reliable vehicle.
Fun to drive, sporty car. Great mpg.
No performance problems other than wear and tear, just normal older car issues. I love the gas mileage 25 to 27 mpg city and 35 to 37 mpg highway. I have the sports, I enjoy the sunroof pretty much year round. It is a small car with mid-size car room. I feel safe and the car has the get up and go for a 4 banger 2. 2 liter engine. I was to just one outer door skin and a repaint to have it redone completely. I love this car.
Only issue is the dashboard.
The only issue I am having with my car is the dash is literally cracked and broken in several places. I am told that the year the car was made they had problems with the dashboards. Otherwise it is mechanically sound and has over 230k on it. Gets great gas mileage. I do not know why they still are not making them. Maybe because they were such good cars that they weren't making enough on repairs and trade ins.
The car is reliable and safe. Gotten into 2 accidents and no one got hurt.
Extremely reliable. I've only had the car for about 4 years now, I bought it used. The check engine light was on when bought but I haven't had many issues with it that wasn't from human error. It has power windows and the radio is fine. The seats are comfortable, soft, and dark enough so they do not stain easily for those who have children. They steering wheel is easy to grip and doesn't pull much.
Old vehicle with low mileage.
This vehicle was my husband's grandma's vehicle. It runs well and gets me to and from destinations as needed without issue. The one thing I would say is a problem is that the road house is bad on the highway as if the door seals are bad. Also the passenger seat belt locks when trying to put it in sometimes causing the passenger to have to go without a belt. The vehicle has less than 50k miles!
My car is great for gas mileage but not quite ideal for people with kids.
I like that it's great on gas. However, it's super compact and we can't really loud much in it. Also, there isn't AC in the back so we have to use something to funnel AC from the front ro the back for our kids because we live in Arizona where it's extremely hot all the time. It gets us from A to B with good mileage and that's about the only good thing. Its reliable.