The Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible is not what most people would call a "good" car. Even when new, its interior was composed almost exclusively of second-rate plastics, its engines were asthmatic and its transmissions made decisions with the quickness and alacrity of Congress. If nothing else, it was a disposable car.

It's that last quality that makes it the perfect subject for the Slow Mo Guys, a crew of destruction-minded dudes who decided to strap a not-insignificant amount of explosives to one such General Motors offering. The resulting explosion, inspired by a scene from a Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg movie, promptly rips the Chevrolet into pieces while spewing fake money into the air. We can think of no more suitable a fate for a Cavalier. Scroll down to watch the entire video from the Slow Mo Guys.


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      whofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Cavalier was a great car compared to the Vega. For those of us old enough to remember.
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Less gasoline, more dynamite.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had an early Cavalier. It had no creature comforts, but you couldn't kill it either. My sister drove it for years after I got another car. It was still running when it got junked due to rust.
      fx16gts
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see plenty of cavaliers on the road still going strong. As far as interior quality goes the Nissan Versa and 2013 Toyota Corolla have far more plastic in there interior than the Cavalier. And as far as calling the car disposable?How can this car be disposable if you see plenty of them on the road after 15 years?Stop bashing the Cavalier!!!!
      jaybeach8
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey, it's a GM (Government Motors) car so this was actually the best use for it.
      RedArrow220
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dear Brandon, I'm disappointed. I've found Autoblog a fairly professional and automotive news-centric source for aggregated information over the years. This video had everything to do with a couple of guys who blow things up and have a slow motion camera and nothing to do with how good or bad the car being blown up is. Not only do I find the entire subject not-newsworthy but I find the editorial content unnecessary and insulting. You guys are great at covering the industry. Leave the clickbait non-news viral videos to the Gawker guys. They're better at it and you're just tarnishing your journalistic integrity. Maybe I'm upset because it's my daily driver, but remember that we're not all driving enthusiast dream-mobiles and bashing a car (be it a Corolla, a Prius, or a Cavalier) doesn't make you cool. It just makes you another automotive snob with an opinion. Who are you trying to impress? What objective information do you have on the qualities of the car you're judging? Have you driven one, are you reporting an informed opinion as a review of the vehicle? Are you just following the whims of the mass forum populace who have decided it's a terrible car and should be despised because it's the unpopular kid nobody likes anyway? I have a Cavalier because it gets me to work and back, doesn't cost much to keep on the road and has a decent sized trunk. Between the manual transmission, 205 series summer tires, and coupe body I still manage to have fun with it (even more entertaining in the winter when the snows go on). It keeps my Miata away from the morons in traffic and it's a great car for what I use it for. I'm encouraged by the other comments here standing up for the car. Your readers expect more from you guys. Regards, Red (Cavalier Enthusiast) P.S. I appreciated your report today on the 200 prototype. The recent Caterham 620R video was cool too. Videos about new vehicles, especially the exciting and unusual are right up your alley. Keep up that good work!
      Jerry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Huh, that 191,000 I got out of my old 1997 Cavalier is not respectable I take it? Only had to replace a water pump at 130,000 and a wheel bearing at about 120,000. Was not a "cool" car, but it got me through college and beyond. LOL I traded it in for an Aveo after college... So stupid. My cousin is still driving the beast today.
        Jerry
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jerry
        By the way, that new Aveo was a total pile of &$@!... Sold it after just one year.
          fx16gts
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jerry
          So what did you get after the Aveo?
          Jerry
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jerry
          LOL a Cobalt... Might not be getting another GM car for a while...
      jaybeach8
      • 1 Year Ago
      Someone said here that this was really not a good thing to do. I guess he never owned a Chevy.
      Luis A. Martinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great car,I shows how advance GM was and is to this days too,he is may be here writhing how European the corvette look and how Ferrari stole the design,when Ferrari was 3 years already release on the market
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luis A. Martinez
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      • 1 Year Ago
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      cathy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here is one for the Saint Mary's Hill is there a Dr. in the house?
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool!, but it exploded the second time he jumped.
        Hek!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bK
        It's Gavin, what did you expect? The guy's a professional doofus. It's part of what makes him entertaining.
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