2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
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- great value, peppy ecotec engine with excelent mpg, sv1 comes with air, cd player, and much more
- gm spring rates (always soft) and with the sv1 no rear sway bar
first off i picked this puppy up for $7,800 us. and no domestic or jappanese care brand can tuch this price, so this is a economy car. but, there is still hope.
the engine is the new ecotec which has 140 hp and 150 torque which is great considering the gas economy 37 thruway (65 mph) and i get 29 stop and go average (35 mph) and for the price range more standerd power than compeditors. the manual getreg 5 speed trany is as smoth as butter when shifting, but the wet clutch is hard to feeal at first.
now to the fun stuff i scca autocross (check out www.scca.com) with this car and the performance even suprised the seasoned drivers in the club. the car when pushed has a tendicy to understear (tipical for fwd cars) but the lack of rear sway bar dosnt help (so i got one, but not installed yet). the gm springs are varry soft and that makes the car rilly sway through the turns. finaly lack of lsd (limited slip diff.) caused excessive wheal spin which hinderd pulling out of a turn. light car for the size 2600lb
all in all stock its a great economy car, but there is plenty of room for personal moding (ps large wheal wells for +sizing rims and lowering, and lots of room in engine compartment for turbo exc. about 18" behind engine next to fire wall)
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