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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,049 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 172012

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • 72,049 miles


Engine cradle subframe has rusted through on right side. Low mileage, car is parked in a garage, so it does not sit outside all day and night. My mechanic tells me he has seen this a lot with Chevy. He says it is especially true with GM cars driven in the North because of the much for being imported from detroit; isn't that in the North" he says he can order a used replacement from the southern us. I know a Cavalier is not a top-of-the-line car, but isn't the frame supposed to be the strogest part? come on GM, fix this issue before somebody dies! I was going to let my 16 year old kid drive the car, now I have to tell him that he can't because an affordable car made by the biggest us automaker is cheaply made and unsafe!"

- North Royalton, OH, USA

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