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Chevrolet Cavalier

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Cavalier
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Two separate compact cars produced by General Motors shared the Cavalier name. One was a Vauxhall from 1975-1995 and the other a Chevrolet from 1982-2005.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Subcompact category (model years 1985-1995)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Cavalier & Vauxhall Cavalier pages on 6 September 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Chevrolet Cavalier

The Chevrolet Cavalier is a compact automobile produced model years 1982 through 2005 by Chevrolet. Built on the company's J platform, the Cavalier produced the highest sales in 1984.

Most Cavaliers were built at Lordstown Assembly, although they have also been produced at South Gate Assembly (1982 model year only), Lansing Car Assembly (1996-1998 coupes), Lansing Craft Centre (1996-2000 convertibles), Janesville Assembly, Ramos Arizpe, and Leeds Assembly.

Production ended on October 6, 2005.

Vauxhall Cavalier

The Vauxhall Cavalier is a large family car sold primarily in the UK by Vauxhall from 1975 to 1995. It was based on an succession of Opel designs throughout its production life, during which it was built in three incarnations.

The first generation of Cavalier, launched in 1975 and produced until 1981, was based on the existing Opel Ascona with a few minor visual differences.

The second generation of Cavalier, launched in 1981 and produced until 1988, was launched simultaneously with the identical new generation of Opel Ascona, which was sold across the world in various guises on the General Motors "J-car".

The third and final generation of Cavalier, launched in 1988 and produced until 1995, was based on the first generation of Opel Vectra with the same production span.


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TypeTitle
1982 Book1982 Chevrolet Cavalier Shop Manual; General Motors Corporation
1988 BookChevy Cavalier, Buick Skyhawk, Cadillac Cimarron, Pontiac 2000, Olds Firenza 1982-1987: All U.S. and Canadian front wheel drive models; Chilton Book Company
1995 BookGeneral Motors 1982 thru 1994 Automotive Repair Manual: Buick Skyhawk, Cadillac Cimarron, Chevrolet Cavalier, Oldsmobile Firenza, Pontiac J2000 & Sunbird by Larry Warren & John H. Haynes; Haynes
1996 BookCavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-94 Repair Manual: Covers all U.S. and Canadian models of Buick Skyhawk, Cadillac Cimarron, Chevrolet Cavalier, Oldsmobile Firenza and Pontiac 2000/Sunbird by Matthew E. Frederick, Chilton Automotive Books


Photographs

1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1986 Z24
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1987 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1987 Z24
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
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1987 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1987 Z24
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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1987 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 1987 Z24
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 The Cars Time Forgot
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Custom Chevrolet Cavalier Custom
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Custom Chevrolet Cavalier Custom
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Chevrolet Cavalier Photo ©2015 Bill Crittenden
Bumper sticker: "CAUTION: Driver Just Doesn't Give a Shit Anymore"
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Custom Chevrolet Cavalier Custom
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
As seen on Fuglymobile
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Custom Chevrolet Cavalier Custom
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
As seen on Fuglymobile
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Custom Chevrolet Cavalier Custom
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As seen on Fuglymobile
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Custom Chevrolet Cavalier Custom
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2003
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Green Street Cruise Night:  August 27, 2012
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2003
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Green Street Cruise Night:  August 27, 2012
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Modified 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Modified 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
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Green Street Cruise Night: May 18, 2015
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
September 2007Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 348KB - 15 pages
June 2003Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 290KB - 17 pages
December 1999On-Site Air Bag Fatality Investigation
Vehicle - 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,723KB - 22 pages
September 2002On-Site Air Bag Related Child Fatality Investigation
Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 740KB - 25 pages
November 2004On-Site Adult Air Bag Related Serious Injury Investigation
Vehicle - 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 330KB - 18 pages
classified date 1996On-Site Air Bag Investigation
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, two-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 41.0MB - 111 pages
December 1999Remote Air Bag Related Child Passenger Fatality Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
Vehicle - 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 92KB - 11 pages
October 1997Depowered Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 736KB - 12 pages
October 1997Depowered Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 233KB - 7 pages
November 1997Redesigned Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 552KB - 11 pages
December 1997Depowered Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 570KB - 10 pages
January 1998Remote Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
1998 Oldsmobile Achieva
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 594KB - 20 pages
July 1998Remote Air Bag Deployment Report
Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 362KB - 11 pages
July 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 343KB - 8 pages
July 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, Two-Door Coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 370KB - 9 pages
August 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 130KB - 9 pages
August 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 163KB - 8 pages
August 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 262KB - 9 pages
September 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 163KB - 9 pages
October 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 139KB - 9 pages
November 1998On-scene Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier v. 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 780KB - 16 pages
November 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 120KB - 9 pages
November 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 181KB - 9 pages
November 1998Remote Redesigned Air Bag Related Child Fatality Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 106KB - 11 pages
August 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 457KB - 8 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 36.7MB - 91 pages
June 2005Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 323KB - 21 pages
classified date 1998In-depth Vehicle Occupant Report
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.6MB - 85 pages
classified date 1998In-depth Vehicle Occupant Report
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 11.3MB - 103 pages
May 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 326KB - 9 pages
October 1999Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 239KB - 11 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 39.2MB - 100 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.0MB - 98 pages
November 2002Child Safety Seat Combination Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
Vehicle - 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier / 1992 Pontiac Bonneville
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3,318KB - 29 pages
classified date 2007Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.6MB - 108 pages
15 May 2003Safety Compliance Sled Testing for FMVSS 208: Occupant Crash Protection
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.3MB - 157 pages
16 September 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110(Indicant): Tire Selection and Rims
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.0MB - 28 pages
29 March 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 401: Interior Trunk Release
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 409KB - 20 pages
classified date 2007Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 18.4MB - 109 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
3 October 2009Car Memories: 1997 Chevrolet CavalierHeidi Walczak
26 February 2013Spotted - Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L (modified) Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
3 January 2014Used 2003 Chevy Cavalier Engine Now for Sale in I4 GM Inventory at Used Engines Company WebsiteGotEngines.com


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