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Old 07-25-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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My girlfriend'* brother offered to sell me his 1997 Chevy Cavalier (2-dr, 2.2l I4 engine) for $500. It has minimal rust, well kept interior, and has had decent maintenance. It just passed NYS inspection last month. I personally think it is worth more than $500.

If I did buy the car, it would either become my winter beater to save Bonnie for nicer days or I would 'flip' it. I don't know much about Cavaliers since I prefer large cars over small ones.

Is the Cavalier a good, reliable, or even fun-to-drive car? How does it perform driving in snow?
And if I were to flip it, how much do you think I could get for it?
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2,2, have head gasket problems but easy to change, Breaks are nothing to be proud of, most are beat to hell, and no they are not by any means "Fun" to drive, i have had 3 of them lol
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there are a couple members on 60V6 who have swapped 3400/3500s into the 95-up cavaliers.... that certainly made them fun! still get roughly the same fuel economy too.
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there are a couple members on 60V6 who have swapped 3400/3500s into the 95-up cavaliers.... that certainly made them fun! still get roughly the same fuel economy too.
I was thinking about getting a Sunfire and doing the swap instead of getting my old GA. For a winter beater, the cavi would be just fine
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