2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet Cavalier
An average joe car. Nothing snazzy, but nothing shitty.
This car has been really weird. I got it when I was a junior in high school. It ran amazing for the next 4 years. But then, when I was a junior in college, I asked this guy I work with to change my brakes. He said yes and I could pay him in weed. From that day on my car has had problems. The brakes were new but something was fucked up with the electric wiring to my dashboard panel. Every time I went over a bump my speedometer and other dashboard displays would shut off. Over the next three years, this would occur on and off. I would hit a bump and it would shut down everything on the dashboard, and then I would hit a bump again and it would start working. Ok, you got that. Nevertheless, it still ran and kept on. I drove it everywhere! Texas, Oklahoma, new Mexico, Arizona. Presently, the age and life of this car has caught up to it. Within the last year, I have had the alternator replaced, new tires, new brakes, fixed a crooked aXL, and replaced the started. It is still going. Everything works now. The weird dashboard thing has not happened in like three years now. Like I said, it's a weird car but its cool.
It's not the sexiest car, but it has been very reliable.
I got it used, and I like that it was affordable enough to buy outright and not make any payments on. I just hit 186,000 miles on it, and aside from a couple of things, it has been a very reliable vehicle. The windows and door locks are all manual, so I can't just push a button to have them work, but that also means there is less to go wrong, and if it does, it will be cheaper to repair. The clear coat on the paint is peeling, but that is likely due to how old the car is, the climate where I live, and me not getting car washes as often as I should. All in all, it does what I need it to do, and I hope it lasts me a couple more years until I get a new car.
It runs like a champ. Its reliable and gets great gas mileage.
It sticks with me through a lot, the cavalier really holds together. It has a broken headlight as far as problems and I need to change my oil. It has driven a lot of miles, and is still running. It's very reliable, it always starts. Except for when my starter went out and the battery died. It's a small car but its the right fit for me. The trunk is surprisingly big. It's an older version, so there is windows you have to roll up manually. Its lasted me about 5 years and was sold to me by my uncle. He drove it up to Saint Louis and back for almost 10 years, and it still drives great.
No longer needs a key to start!
I loved this car at first but slowly things have began falling apart! First off my windows no longer roll up or down they are stuck one is stuck halfway down which is lovely when it rains or is cold!! Secondly I no longer need a key to start and drive the car. Third I no longer have a shifter as it fell off I use a pen to shift from drive to park and reverse. Now this is my second cavalier so let talk motor and transmission. Lots of miles which is great but both have had transmissions begin slipping or going out. Tires are terrible.
Runs like a new car. Despite the exterior paint peeling, I will keep the car.
My 2004 Chevy cavalier is the best car I have owned. It has had minimal problems and needs minimal maintenance. The only problem I have with it is that the dashboard has badly cracked and side supports had to be reinforced. Also the exterior paint is peeling off in large circular spots. Waxing helps but not much. It has not been garaged ever, and despite those 2 problems, I am keeping the car. I cannot afford a new paint job, so I am living with the problems.
Observation to my Chevy cavalier and headaches.
The break tires are constantly squealing especially after rain or dampness in the air. And even buying the most expensive brakes do not take the noise away for long and to keep the noise away hubby has to clean the rotors then noise stops for about a month. The heater for your feet is not in my opinion good. The back window for defrosting has not worked for years and way too expensive to replace. Wipers are beginning to not work on the intermit selection.
Cannot go wrong with a Chevy.
Have had this car for about 3 years now. Has over 140, 000 miles on it and still runs great. No major problems with this car and would definitely recommend buying a Chevy to anyone. The car is very comfortable and it is large. It fits both of my kid's car seats in the back and the trunk space can hold so much luggage. The car also travels great in the winter time. I have no problems driving through the snow or rain with it.
Good economical car to own.
Seems to need new brake pads every few months but I do drive a lot. Car is smooth ride engine is very quiet. Air conditioning works 100 percent in the summer and heat works great. Passed inspection no sweat with emissions. 4 door car has plenty of room for tons of bags when shopping. Very economical with gas and gas mileage. Nice very comfortable seats and plenty of space in the trunk.
A lot of colors to choose from with great safety features. Easy to handle car. .
This type of car is very low to the ground causing the under carriage to easy become stuck on uneven roads. The gas mileage will kill you around town. Hard to maintain a sharp turn without the engine cutting off on the driver. This car should have or be placed out the sun when at home. The paint will start to lose protector it left unshaded over several months.
It gets very good gas mileage.
It is very small so that has its pros and cons. The good thing about that is I can whip it into small spaces and it can really get going fairly fast. The downside on that is if you wreck you are more likely to be injured than if your are in a larger vehicle. Another downside is you cannot fit very many people in the back seat since it is so little.