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Old 02-02-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Hey I was wondering what you guys all thought of this Cavalier
http://autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=195820895&dealer_id=57434339&car_ye ar=1993&search_type=used&make=CHEV&model=&distance =75&address=20625&advanced=&certified=&bkms=113888 4748198&max_price=2000&min_price=1&first_record=26 &end_year=1999&start_year=1981&isp=y&pager.offset= 25&lang=en&cardist=50

Lots of miles I know but how reliable would it be? For only 750$ I'd look into it to drive back and forth for College. Says it's in good running condition with new brakes all around. Just wondering what anyone thought of this car.`
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Looks pretty sweet...something like that would be good for a point A B car, but not sure if it would be too reliable...
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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Looks pretty sweet...something like that would be good for a point A B car, but not sure if it would be too reliable...

True, I do need the car I want to get reliable, of course I would have a FULL tune up like I am getting on my mustang if I got this. But I don't want to be blwoing head gaskets or something so if anyone knows anything about this year of car please advise.
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Old 02-03-2006, 12:09 AM   #4
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KBB has it at 1,205 in Fair condition.
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:09 AM   #5
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I would never buy a car with that many miles. Especially not a bottom of the line American car.
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:36 AM   #6
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:05 AM   #7
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Hey I was wondering what you guys all thought of this Cavalier
http://autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=195820895&dealer_id=57434339&car_ye ar=1993&search_type=used&make=CHEV&model=&distance =75&address=20625&advanced=&certified=&bkms=113888 4748198&max_price=2000&min_price=1&first_record=26 &end_year=1999&start_year=1981&isp=y&pager.offset= 25&lang=en&cardist=50

Lots of miles I know but how reliable would it be? For only 750$ I'd look into it to drive back and forth for College. Says it's in good running condition with new brakes all around. Just wondering what anyone thought of this car.`

I wouldnt get it. My friend's cousin had the exact same Cavalier and 6-8 years ago it just fell apart. And seeing that thing with 200k miles on it is downright scary. Plus for a college car I'd get something that would get better gas mileage (non V6) and be very reliable. I'd look into a 92-95 Civic or a 90-92 Integra, maybe even a CRX if you want little more sport. My friend gets 38-40mpg very easily on the highway in his 94 DX hatch. Never had a problem with it either.

91 Acura Integra LS - $1290 (130k)
http://autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ca...=en&cardist=21
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:30 AM   #8
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I wouldnt get it. My friend's cousin had the exact same Cavalier and 6-8 years ago it just fell apart. And seeing that thing with 200k miles on it is downright scary. Plus for a college car I'd get something that would get better gas mileage (non V6) and be very reliable. I'd look into a 92-95 Civic or a 90-92 Integra, maybe even a CRX if you want little more sport. My friend gets 38-40mpg very easily on the highway in his 94 DX hatch. Never had a problem with it either.

91 Acura Integra LS - $1290 (130k)
http://autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ca...=en&cardist=21

I want something that I don't have to put much money into though, such as that requires a wiring harness alone. I won't be spending much on this car at all but it will be automatic is the only requirement.
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Old 02-04-2006, 08:58 AM   #9
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I want something that I don't have to put much money into though, such as that requires a wiring harness alone. I won't be spending much on this car at all but it will be automatic is the only requirement.

You wont have to put much money into a Honda/Acura with 125-150k miles on it. You'll be dumping money into a 200k mile Cavalier though.

IMO I'd spend the extra $500-$1000 and get a 125k-150k mile Honda/Acura, it would actually save you money in the long run over a $750 200k mile Cavalier. Think about gas mileage too...

The Cavalier gets 20/28mpg while say the Honda/Acuras get...
'90-'92 Integra - 24/28mpg (Will do 30+ on highway, seen it easily happen)
'92-'95 Civic SX hatch - 34/40mpg
'88-'91 CRX - 32/36mpg

See how much on gas you would save alone? Not to mention repairs.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:35 AM   #10
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I wouldnt buy it, thats a lot of miles and you're paying extra for the soft top (which is totally unnecessary for an A-B car). You could get something smaller, more reliable and less miles, with better fuel economy for the same price.
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:15 PM   #11
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You wont have to put much money into a Honda/Acura with 125-150k miles on it. You'll be dumping money into a 200k mile Cavalier though.

IMO I'd spend the extra $500-$1000 and get a 125k-150k mile Honda/Acura, it would actually save you money in the long run over a $750 200k mile Cavalier. Think about gas mileage too...

The Cavalier gets 20/28mpg while say the Honda/Acuras get...
'90-'92 Integra - 24/28mpg (Will do 30+ on highway, seen it easily happen)
'92-'95 Civic SX hatch - 34/40mpg
'88-'91 CRX - 32/36mpg

See how much on gas you would save alone? Not to mention repairs.

Yup your right, and one of those cars I will most likely definitely look into in the summer when the time comes, one last question though, are there any major insurance differences that you know of between them all? When I go looking for a car I will get quotes from my policy on all 4 cars and see which is the cheapest because I can't simply turn off the insurance on my 'Stang
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Yup your right, and one of those cars I will most likely definitely look into in the summer when the time comes, one last question though, are there any major insurance differences that you know of between them all? When I go looking for a car I will get quotes from my policy on all 4 cars and see which is the cheapest because I can't simply turn off the insurance on my 'Stang

I have a feeling the civic hatch will be cheapest, followed by the CRX followed by the Integra.
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I wouldnt get it. Do what thunderbird said and get a Honda.
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:24 AM   #15
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I wouldnt get it. Do what thunderbird said and get a Honda.

Thanks thunderbird, and yes Stiman thats what I plan on doing, getting a decent Civic hatch. I was considering the Accord but I think it might be cheaper altogether to just go for the civic.
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