See Figures 1, 2 and 3
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a seventeen digit sequence stamped on a plate attached to the left front of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield.
Fig. Fig. 1: The VIN plate can be seen through the windshield. It is located at the base of the dashboard on the driver's side
Fig. Fig. 2: Explanation of a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)-1996 Cavalier shown
Fig. Fig. 3: Vehicle Identification Chart