Thinking of buying 97 Cavalier

10-05-2009, 12:00 PM
Well, I'm in need of car for college and work, and this guy is offering a 97 Cavalier for possibly $1300. He said it had an overheating problem, which he just fixed, new water pump, fuel pump and coolant fan. Also said when he did drive it the a/c blew warm. I'm going to check it out in person this week, but is it worth it? Has about 122k miles, I don't know much about cars, need other opinions.

10-05-2009, 01:01 PM
Sounds a little high to me. Ask him to take it with you to one of the local auto parts or repair stores and see if they'll run the codes and a check on it. Sounds like the car has a problem but it shouldn't be to hard to find. Just don't jump at the first deal you see that sounds good. And check the Kelley blue book on it though it's usualy high for older models

10-06-2009, 01:28 AM
Hi Friend,
As you said the cost of 97 Cavalier is $1300, but in market it's cost is more than $3000. So it might be possible that car is having lot of trouble internally. Below are the links where you can find cost of used cars.

Please revert for any conclusion.

Ray paulsen
10-06-2009, 09:28 AM
Buying any vehicle in that price range will be a secured investment if transportation will last a year without any major problems " beyond becomes a bonus " to lesson the fear ending up with a lemon some simple steps through a bit of study on your part will increase your odds getting value for your bucks.

Here is your very first step should vehicle still be of interest after the test drive, an independent mechanical inspection will make or break the deal

In your price range, Miles - Year - Make or Model, don't come into play, the only factor " CONDITION " that will outlast your investment

10-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Take it to your mechanic and have it checked over.anything under a grand is getting hard to find,most yards bought them running or not and putting them in the crusher taking off the catalytic converter,wheels and tires when the price of crush was very high

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