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Old 02-08-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum, a friend of mine comes here sometimes and I just saved the link.. anyway, I was wondering if anyone has information on a 97 Chevy Cavalier LS Convertible, I'm thinking about buying a used one for $2,495 but since it'll be my first car I want to make sure it'll be a good buy. Anyone know of any problems with the car?

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http://autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ca...rs=&cardist=14
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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I think its trash. High miles for that kinda car. I got my Neon with 62k so thats more or less fine. The cavalier has 2.4 liter engine correct? I hear that the 2.4 or the "quad four" engine has problems that come around with 80k+ miles. I would take it to your mechanic for an examination, because thats what I did with every car I looked at when I was shopping. If they wont let you do it, they are hiding sometihng.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:46 PM   #3
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I think its trash. High miles for that kinda car. I got my Neon with 62k so thats more or less fine. The cavalier has 2.4 liter engine correct? I hear that the 2.4 or the "quad four" engine has problems that come around with 80k+ miles. I would take it to your mechanic for an examination, because thats what I did with every car I looked at when I was shopping. If they wont let you do it, they are hiding sometihng.

i dont think its called a quad 4 anymore. the 2.3 is trash. the 2.4 is no worse than the 2.2
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:46 PM   #4
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alright i'll take that into consideration, thanks for the fast reply
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:17 AM   #5
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Its a good deal for those little things, I got a 91 wagon with the 4 cylinder and she still runs like a beast, no problems really (except for accident which cause a loose motor mount) after 135k miles
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:31 AM   #6
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Seems like a fine deal to me. Those Cavy convertables just looks so awkward to me.
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