Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24-26 City / 33 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 2.2L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder, SFI
  • Transmission, 5-speed manual-inc: 3.94 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, Delco maintenance free-inc: rundown protection
  • Suspension, Soft Ride
  • Tires, P195/70R14, all-season, blackwall
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes, front disc/rear drum
  • 14.1 gallon fuel tank
  • Exhaust, stainless-steel

Exterior Features

  • Fascias, front & rear, body-color
  • Composite halogen headlamps
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, manual, Black
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light tinted

Interior Features

  • Seats, front Cloth bucket-inc: manual recliners, adjustable vinyl head restraint & 60/40 split-bench rear w/trunk pass-through
  • Console, floor-inc: floor shifter, integral armrest, lighted shift indicator & storage compartment
  • Instrumentation, analog-inc: speedometer, temperature, fuel, tachometer & trip odometer
  • Trunk release, power
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASSLock
  • Air conditioning, front manual
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo-inc: seek-&-scan & digital clock
  • Cupholders, dual front & rear
  • Headliner, Shale-colored cloth
  • Lighting, interior, trunk & dome

Safety Features

  • Air bags, frontal, driver & right front passenger
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver & front passenger
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all positions
  • Tether anchors, rear, top
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Daytime running lamps

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Reviews

158 Reviews
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My Chevy cavalier is very reliable and will always get you where you need to go.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

This vehicle is very reliable. It currently has over 200 thousand miles and still runs like a champ. As long as you take care of your vehicle, it will go a long ways. The features my car currently has is the basics. Hand crank windows, CD player and cruise control. The color of my vehicle is tan, and the under body is in great condition. I would recommend a cavalier to anyone. Chevy is a great car company and they do a great job with their cars.

- Jennifer C

Blue, 2003 Chevy cavalier, very reliable, and easy to repair.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Battery went bad really fast, as well as the alternator, but I bought it used and those are the only issues I have had with it. It is been very reliable. I would recommend it as a first car for anyone on a budget. Nothing too fancy but as I said, very reliable and easy to drive. Good mileage. I have had it for 7 years now and it is the best car I have owned. The interior is very simple, and for lack of a better word 'user friendly'.

- Zack F

(Slightly) Oldie but goodie!

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Purchased from rental company with 15k mileage, and now has approximately 40k. Problems and issues have been almost non-existent. Runs well from in-city driving to road trips, if not packing heavily, as it's not immensely spacious. Handling has been great, tighter and more comfortable than some newer cars with more bells and whistles. Fantastic purchase I would make again.

- J. M

2 door very good in the snow, great on gas a lot of trunk space anti lock brakes

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

There are a couple problems, Brake and calipers. Other than that it's a great vehicle runs great and gets u from place to place very reliable vehicle. There are a couple rust spots that need to be cleaned up. Inside of the car is in great shape very clean and nice. The frame needs some work the engine is good could use an oil change and windshield fluid .

- Rachel L

Dark green. New battery and new tires. Brand new muffler. Tape deck. Four door.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

The car is great. It runs fine being how old it is. There have been a couple problems along the way but the were cheap and quick fixes. As long as I get the regular check ups it should keep going for another 20 years. It is also great with gas. The one problem I have is the defroster on the back window is not working anymore. That's all through.

- Angel L

My overall opinion on the day to day performance of my Chevy.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Got it used. The car is in good shape and runs very well with a few minor problems that are easily fixed. Good family car. However, we live in the southeastern us and it does not have a working air conditioner. So I do not drive often in warm weather. And when I do it's either early in the morning or later in the day.

- Kimberly B

Chevy cavalier. Best car around because it just hit 100,000 miles.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

This is the best car I have ever had. Minor issues but I take care of it! I'd highly recommend this car! I get the oil changed on a 3 month basis! The only bad thing with this car is that the windows do not open anymore. It is all electric so I need to buy a new battery for it in order for the windows to work again.

- Natalie E

Great dependable car. Would recommend this car to most people

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

I love my car. Chevy is the go to makers. This car has always been reliable for short distances and long scenic drives. The only problem I have with my car is this paint job. When the gloss was put on it was bubbling 2 years after it was released. Not sure but shortly after the paint started to come off.

- Candy M

Reliable transportation, starts every time. Handles well in inclement weather.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Extremely reliable. Handles well in inclement weather. Inside noise level during highway travel is somewhat loud. Heat and AC are sufficient. Leg room in front seats is sub standard. Trunk size is small. Minimal rust spots on lower part of the body. The front and rear defrosters are adequate.

- Mary D

Saturn ion 2006! Great on gas and wonderful ride!!

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

My vehicle is a nice reliable car, comfy seating plenty of legroom.. Back windows go all the way down. Spacious trunk and great radio and USB adaptor!! Plenty of compartments for drinks, sunglasses pretty much anything you need to have while driving.. Great on gas and low mileage as well.

- Jennifer C

A sporty fun to drive car, dependable, with great gas mileage.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

There has really been no significant problems with the car, it drives well, gets great gas mileage, is comfortable although it has fairly stiff suspension, the features are pretty standard, but it is peppy for a four cylinder car, all in all it is fun to drive and very dependable.

- Allen P

I don't know all of it but it's a good car.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

It needs brakes o2 sensor thermostat shocks struts paint windshield washer fluid body work it needs TLC tires rims new speakers radio it just really need a few items done to it let's not forget rotors it's a good car and works great in the snow it also it good on mileage and gas.

- Robin L

Comforting, all manual window, and lock on door

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

The car is great it gets me from point a to point b but my radio doesn't play discs so that's a bummer. The features are very comforting like the seats are soft like quilt like material. The windows the doors the locks are all manual which is kind of annoying but it's okay

- Arie M

Very good car. Fuel saver

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Bought this car in 2005. It has been a great car and nothing really wrong with it besides the normal upkeep. It has 222000 miles on it and had to replace the clutch and slave cylinder once. It's very easy on fuel and great for highway mileage. Highly recommend this vehicle

- Christopher I

Great car for the simple minded.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Car is a simple sedan, I have an older model but it has held up great with minimal maintenance such as oil changes, tires, tune up etc additionally is great on gas and mileage. My model is very basic as it does not have electrical windows nonetheless I love it.

- Heather D

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