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How Long Will 2003 Chevy Cavalier Last?


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Old  December 7th, 2011, 8:35 AM
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How Long Will 2003 Chevy Cavalier Last?

Hey everyone. New to the forum. I am an owner of a 2003 Chevy Cavalier, I believe the LS Sport version. It currently has 105,000 miles and just bought four new tires for it. I was wondering how many miles I can get out of it before it dies completely? I'm sure I will need to repair something on it beforehand. I do have the oil changed on scheduled but haven't had a tune-up since I bought it three years ago. Where can I find what is recommended to tune-up? Thanks

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Old  December 7th, 2011, 11:05 PM
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Most common issue is the headgasket going pretty soon. I would say from what I've seen between 100k and 130k. Of course there are always exceptions and it depends on how well the car was maintained.

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Old  December 8th, 2011, 8:22 PM
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I have a '03. 180 k miles. Runs strong.
So far I've replaced front bearings, steering joints and fuel pump.
Not mentioning tires, struts, spark plugs, brake pads, coolant, etc.
Rear bearings may be next.

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Old  December 10th, 2011, 8:04 PM
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i have a 93 with 220000 i think alll above has gear drivin timing i use dura lube in mine and valvline oil and was told that it would go a long time i put 1 ing module on it 04 and now havin trouble with the ign again but for that its been a good car

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Old  December 11th, 2011, 7:12 PM
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i have a 93 with 220000 i think alll above has gear drivin timing i use dura lube in mine and valvline oil and was told that it would go a long time i put 1 ing module on it 04 and now havin trouble with the ign again but for that its been a good car
Thank you for your valuable input ... what was that again?

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Old  December 12th, 2011, 1:27 PM
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the cars that have timing belts or chains break the motors that have gears for timing for the most part will go-go because most time the timing is the weak link in a motor as for dura lube its a addtive with ptef resins that coats everything to help with wear and can be found at most parts stores [walmart] i have built a lot of motors and 1 had over a 100,000 on it i tore it down ton see how it was wearing in the mains and they had hardly NO wear on them so its worth the 16$ a qt. i have a truck with over 600,000 on it and the motor is like new inside cause of it and valvoline oil is all i use i my motors ive tryed a lot of them but i think that is the best i cant say your car will run forever but if the motor dont wear out then the most of the time the car will run-run it will quite the motor up and will give u better gas mileage we all can use that onc ei poured that in my truck i had to turn the idleing down so that means that the motor was running freeer by 300 more [r's] i think a cavilar is a good car but doesnt mean all of them all good u can get a lemon in all cars and trucks the only thing i found is the igntion kindof sucks if u have trouble with it but other then that i like my car and its been a good 1 good luck with your car be sure to run cleaner in the gas every or every other tank


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