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Old 01-16-2005, 09:01 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by floyd:
Keith, I bought a new 2001 Cavalier new for towing. The odometer has only 11,000 miles on it but it has another 35,000 miles being towed. That means the tires, shocks, springs, brakes,axles, etc all have allot more miles than it would appear on the surface. It doesn't handle or drive like a car with 11,000 miles on it. In my opinion it's time to get rid of it and trade up, it really doesn't drive very well anymore. It also has developed allot of rattles etc. I have a baseplate that's all but hidden so you really can't tell without close inspection that it is a tow vehicle.
In a nutshell I'd avoid a toad.

That's because, bluntly, Cavaliers are crap. They're rental-car quality at best.


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Old 01-16-2005, 02:55 PM   #16
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You know I like this forum because it didn't have a lot of the stuff that's in this thread. Quite a few people here are having a bad day and it shows.

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Old 01-16-2005, 04:36 PM   #17
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Hey Johnny, don't hold back. OK? I don't recall saying it was a Mercedes or anything.
I just voiced an opinion. Thank goodness we don't see much of this kind of flaming on this board and I for one like it that way.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:07 AM   #18
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I drove a Cavalier once...it had ~20,000 miles, and it felt like someone had turned the odometer back a good 150,000. The engine had little power & sounded like a farm tractor with a bad muffler, the transmission was constantly hunting for the right gear, which it would often catch with a lurch, the interior squeaked and rattled like a million-mile taxicab, and the driver's seat fabric was coming apart at the seams. This wasn't an abused car--just a commuter.

It may be the worst car on the market in the last 15 years.


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