2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Ls

Chevrolet Cavalier LS

The Chevalier standard its get-go aggregate redesign in 1995, with expanded dimensions and more streamlined styling, pickings nipper innovation cues from the 4th Coevals Chevrolet Camaro, its larger comrade. Roughly of the staple styling cues remained nonetheless, such as the bumper-integrated grill, the coupes’ lordotic beltline, and the charcoal-colored bumpers on around Fundament example cars. Coupe, saloon, and translatable options were offered, nevertheless the waggon manakin was replaced by an LS Saloon for the tertiary contemporaries which was furnished with index windows and ability doorway locks. The car now had the uncommitted selection of 15 and 16 in wheels. By 1997, the High-handed became the trump merchandising car inside the full GM card.

All uncommitted engines were Inline-four locomotive. The selection for a V6 locomotive, which had been uncommitted in the outset and sec multiplication, was dropped and replaced by a new four-cylinder of standardized powerfulness production. Bag and RS models calm maintained the 122 Pushrod four-cylinder locomotive (2.2 L OHV) of the old models, which was chiefly paired to a 3-speed reflexive, but was uncommitted with 5-speed Manual in the two-door models, particularly the RS models. As of 1996 a new 4-speed reflex became useable in any trimming. The Z24 and LS transmutable exploited the 2.3 L LD2 Quad-4 locomotive in 1995, but they standard a new locomotive in 1996, the 2.4 litre DOHC LD9. This locomotive produced 150 hp (112 kW) and 155 lb·ft (210 N·m) of torsion and was put-upon until 2002. In 2000, the car gained a nestling rhytidoplasty consisting of larger headlights and an improved grill, befuddled the “CHEVROLET” textbook badge at the trunklid and gained a new “Chevalier” badge on with new “fin radius” hubcaps. The 2.4-litre locomotive came paired measure with the Getrag F23 5-speed manual infection on the Z24 models, or with the optional 4-speed automatonlike on both the Z24 and the LS Models. The Z24 solitary came in two-door coupe models until 2001 and featured a sport-tuned hiatus, 16-inch tires, admixture wheels and improved upcountry electronics. Esthetically petty changed from the over-the-counter models otherwise a land effects kit and taller back pillager. In 2000 a 4-door Z24 Saloon debuted, featuring the like mechanism but having a less gaudy eubstance. The Z24 clipping besides standard respective over-the-counter upgrades including a wider battlefront persuade bar and FE2 Sports Dangling for punter treatment characteristics, and less fast-growing ABS anti-lock braking scheme. In 2001, the 3-speed robotic was dropped from the groundwork models furnished with the 2.2-L, and the 4-speed machinelike became the briny oblation crosswise the integral card, with 5-speed lull useable in the 2-door cars. Besides, the RS was replaced by the LS Mutant business, which featured the new Ecotec L61 motors (140 hp (104 kW) and 150 lb·ft (200 N·m) torsion). These engines improved fire thriftiness, featuring the like translation as the GM 122 Pushrod Locomotive (2.2 L OHV) patch maintaining nearly of the powerfulness of the old LD9 motors. The new Ecotec motors replaced the GM 122 Pushrod Locomotive (2.2 L OHV) in foundation models in 2003, and became the only locomotive option in the full Chevalier line-up until 2005 when the Chevrolet High-handed was replaced by the Chevrolet Co.

A GM Eaton M45 Supercharger kit was besides offered for the Z24 cut besides. The supercharger kit was highly-developed and well-tried by Universal Motors and could just be installed at a GM bargainer. This acclivity increased functioning well due to a imperativeness of 4.7 PSI which successively added about 40 hp (30 kW) and 40 lb·ft (54 N·m) of torsion growth; elevation the Z24’s ratings to around 190 hp (142 kW) and 195 lb·ft (264 N·m) of torsion.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Ls


The tertiary contemporaries High-handed had two facelifts: a tiddler one in 2000 and a major one in 2003. 2003’s freshen included a new front and a dissimilar behind elevator rod conception.


The third-generation High-handed earned various low oodles in clangour tests by the Indemnity Constitute for Highway Prophylactic and Subject Highway Dealings Condom Establishment. Too, IIHS fatality risks statistics rated the High-handed among the “Highest rates of driver deaths,” with 150 (4 threshold) to 171 (2 doorway) driver deaths per zillion registered fomite age. Modal for the High-handed stratum (pocket-sized) was 103 (4 threshold) to 134 (2 threshold) driver deaths per trillion registered fomite eld.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Ls

The IIHS gave the 1995-2005 Chevalier a “Hapless” boilersuit scotch in their facade stolon hit exam.


2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Ls

Virtually Cavaliers were reinforced at Lordstown Assemblage, although they sustain too been produced at S Rod Forum (1982 modeling twelvemonth just), Lansing Car Forum (1996-1998 coupes), Lansing Guile Center (1996-2000 convertibles), Janesville Gathering, Ramos Arizpe, and Leeds Forum.

Output complete on October 6, 2005.

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Ls

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