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Cars > CorvairJim’s Garage > “Sylvester”


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M –53
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States


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The_Dude’s Profile Photo
Jan 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm
HottLips isn't the only one to have "suffered through" a Cavalier. I had one for WAY too long!
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Oct 19, 2009 at 11:07 pm
So you had to suffer through a Cavy too?

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Challenges W: 50 L: 15


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Photo of a 1990 Ford Scorpio

1990 Ford Scorpio

Owner: Zagato

  • Scorpio: 5 pts (draw)
  • Sylvester: 5 pts (draw)
  • Total votes: 2
  • Ended: Jan 26, 2015
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2004 Toyota Camry Solara

Owner: Zanting

  • Solara: 74 pts (win)
  • Sylvester: 66 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 28
  • Ended: Nov 13, 2011
Photo of a 1997 Ford Escort

1997 Ford Escort

Owner: Zagato

  • Esukooto: 80 pts (draw)
  • Sylvester: 80 pts (draw)
  • Total votes: 32
  • Ended: Nov 11, 2011

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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier (Sylvester)

Last updated Feb 1, 2011  

Photo of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier (Sylvester)


(DISCLAIMER: The photo of this car is NOT the actual car, nor are any of the pictures in it's album. I don't think I ever bothered taking any pictures of the car)

This was just basic, economical transportation when that was what I needed. My '89 Beretta GT (Blue Jay) had succumbed to terminal engine management failure - it went through three of them over the course of eight months - so I had to find something we could afford fairly quickly. I bought this car used in mid-December 1999. It seems that the original owner decided that she really didn't want to drive a stick shift every day after all so she traded it in on a nearly identical 2000 model with an automatic. That was fine with me, because I could buy her old ride with only 7,700 miles on it for just a bit over half of it's original sticker price. The car served me well for the two years I had it. I sold it because my doctor prescribed a drug that made it impossible (or at least unwise... and ILLEGAL!) for me to drive.


Just the standard equipment: the base 4 cylinder/5-speed combination. I never timed it's acceleration; it was transportation, and that's all. It had enough pep to merge with traffic on the notorious Schuylkill (Say "School-Kill") Expressway here in the Philly area, so that was adequate for my needs.

Factory Options

I'm not sure... Was the AM/FM/Cassette Stereo standard? Other than that, I can't think of anything:
NO Power Windows
NO Power Door Locks
NO Power Seats
NO Power Antenna
NO Remote Trunk Release
NO Sunroof
NO Wings, Spoilers, Scoops, etc


I added a pinstripe to it, but that was about it.

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