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Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:40 PM
Hey guys I found two Cavalier four doors with the same mileage on them but one has a 2.4 L and the other has a 2.2 L motor. Do you guys think the 2.4 L engine is worth $1000 more? I mean I'm going to use the car as a cruiser not really for performance so I don't know if it really matters.




Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:55 PM
If they're pretty much the same car...why not go with the 1 with more motor...the 2.2 is very reliable but if your kinda limited on power if you ever wanted to add on...where as the 2.4 at least you have more options...i seen you did say you were going to just use it as a cruiser but u may change ur mind eventually.



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:23 PM
The 2.2 is going to be a lot cheaper to maintain. It's getting a lot harder to find 2.4s and 2.2s seems to be getting cheaper lol

You can always swap later on too...



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:25 PM
No its not worth it..get the 2.2
Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:48 PM
I'm with Philly on this one. You could swap in a 2.4 later for less than $1,000 if you really want to.



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:55 PM
Herman (Cavy00) wrote:

Hey guys I found two Cavalier four doors with the same mileage on them but one has a 2.4 L and the other has a 2.2 L motor. Do you guys think the 2.4 L engine is worth $1000 more? I mean I'm going to use the car as a cruiser not really for performance so I don't know if it really matters.


we need more info. what year are teh cars? transmissions? mileage?



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:08 PM
First more info as stated. We talking a 00+ 4 door 2.4? $1000? If so and it is not rusted out or dented to hell grab it.

Secondly in Fl to get a good 2.4 it will cost you around 800-1000 for just the motor.

2.2 is a good daily driver motor, but the LD9 in a 4 door is less popular so if they are in the same shape it would be the 2.4.



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:22 PM
They are both silver 2002 cavalier sedans with 84k miles on them and both are autos unfortunately. The 2.2 is $3000 and the 2.4 is $4,000.



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:49 PM
Herman (Cavy00) wrote:

They are both silver 2002 cavalier sedans with 84k miles on them and both are autos unfortunately. The 2.2 is $3000 and the 2.4 is $4,000.


I see.

Kelly Blue Book for my zip says a 2002 Z24 4 door (I'm pretty sure the only way a 2.4 came in a 2002 4 door was in a Z24 option), with auto and 84k in fair conidtion is 4426, good 5101, very good 5226, and excellent 5526.

Basing it off that I would say get it. If you later wanted to upgrade from a 2.2 to a 2.4 if will cost you every bit of that $1000, if not more.

I wish I could grab this car myself. Would be a better DD than my 97 Sunfire.



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:52 PM
Just curious but it is the 2.2 Ohv and not 2.2 eco right?



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:53 PM
Daniel Cooper wrote:

Just curious but it is the 2.2 Ohv and not 2.2 eco right?


Good question.



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:08 PM
02 Should be OHV. Ecos were on the 03-05 for sure
Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:32 PM
Stitch wrote:

02 Should be OHV. Ecos were on the 03-05 for sure


actually the eco came halfway through 2002.



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:41 PM
Rich Grayo Jr. wrote:

actually the eco came halfway through 2002.


Thats what I was thinking but I wasn't 100% sure



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:15 PM
If it's just a daily, I'd get the 2.2; easier to work on, cheaper to maintain, better on gas, cheaper to insure... the list goes on. But as stated, if it's a legit 02 Z24 sedan, I'd grab it based on rarity. I found one a few months ago in Jax, but it was beat to hell



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:30 PM
Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Friday, August 31, 2012 6:55 AM
If Evan doesn't get it I will. It has a lot more miles than two I was originally talking about but I bet it's a 5-speed.



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Friday, August 31, 2012 3:23 PM
I was told about a 4 door silver Z24 5 down between Ocala and Orlando, not sure on the proce, but it is at a dealer of some type.



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Friday, August 31, 2012 6:33 PM
Where at John ?



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Friday, August 31, 2012 6:37 PM
in any event: shop around. both those cars in my area would go for about $1500 private sale because it doesn't have a honda or a dodge badge. see what other j cars are going for in the area and go from there.



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Friday, August 31, 2012 7:18 PM
I've noticed the value of these going up for a little while now. My guess is the gas prices making fuel efficient cars more desirable.

Damn Daniel, not another black one lol




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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Friday, August 31, 2012 11:08 PM
I was just on Craigslist around the Tampa area...thats not the only 1 I found..i just like it cuz its clean



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Saturday, September 01, 2012 2:15 PM
Herman (Cavy00) wrote:

Where at John ?


Hughie Stiefel Used Cars in Bushnell Fl.



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Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Saturday, September 01, 2012 5:58 PM
I might have to look into that. Thanks



Re: Is it worth $1000 dollars?
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 7:19 PM
Well the one in bushnell ended up being an auto with too many miles and too much. Anyone know of any others?



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