The Truth About Cars » Chevrolet Chevette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 22:06:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1982 Chevrolet Chevette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/junkyard-find-1982-chevrolet-chevette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/junkyard-find-1982-chevrolet-chevette/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=811250 You know how people say there aren’t any truly bad cars sold in the US any more, with a sort of wistfulness that we’ve lost the benefits of an era when men were men and miles spent in miserable crapwagons strengthened your character? Every time I see a Chevette in a wrecking yard— which happens […]

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You know how people say there aren’t any truly bad cars sold in the US any more, with a sort of wistfulness that we’ve lost the benefits of an era when men were men and miles spent in miserable crapwagons strengthened your character? Every time I see a Chevette in a wrecking yard— which happens […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Chevrolet Chevette CS Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/junkyard-find-1984-chevrolet-chevette-cs-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/junkyard-find-1984-chevrolet-chevette-cs-diesel/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=683722 Did you know that the Chevrolet Chevette was manufactured in the United States through the 1987 model year? It’s true! Serious fans of Chevette trivia also know that American car shoppers could buy a new Chevette with an Isuzu diesel engine; Chevette Diesel owners could eke out tremendous range in their oil-stinking, cramped, rear-drive econoboxes, […]

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Did you know that the Chevrolet Chevette was manufactured in the United States through the 1987 model year? It’s true! Serious fans of Chevette trivia also know that American car shoppers could buy a new Chevette with an Isuzu diesel engine; Chevette Diesel owners could eke out tremendous range in their oil-stinking, cramped, rear-drive econoboxes, […]

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Junkyard Find: High Plains Chevette-O-Rama! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-high-plains-chevette-o-rama/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-high-plains-chevette-o-rama/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453398 Easily overlooked among all the Nashes and Willys of the Brain Melting Colorado Junkyard were the many Chevettes scattered across the landscape. The owner of the BMCJ has had a soft spot for Chevettes for many years, and he has acquired dozens of the little Opel-designed subcompact. Here’s a few that I photographed during my […]

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Easily overlooked among all the Nashes and Willys of the Brain Melting Colorado Junkyard were the many Chevettes scattered across the landscape. The owner of the BMCJ has had a soft spot for Chevettes for many years, and he has acquired dozens of the little Opel-designed subcompact. Here’s a few that I photographed during my […]

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Time Machine Dilemma: It’s 1986 and You Have Enough Money For a New Chevette. What Do You Buy? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/time-machine-dilemma-its-1986-and-you-have-enough-money-for-a-new-chevette-what-do-you-buy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/time-machine-dilemma-its-1986-and-you-have-enough-money-for-a-new-chevette-what-do-you-buy/#comments Tue, 01 May 2012 14:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442214 After last week’s Time Machine Dilemma (in which you emerged from your time machine in 1973, on Auto Row and with enough cash to buy a new Ford LTD), I thought of doing a 1974 Oil Crisis Diminished Expectations Economy Car Time Machine Dilemma. However, the really challenging econobox-shopping decisions came a bit more than […]

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After last week’s Time Machine Dilemma (in which you emerged from your time machine in 1973, on Auto Row and with enough cash to buy a new Ford LTD), I thought of doing a 1974 Oil Crisis Diminished Expectations Economy Car Time Machine Dilemma. However, the really challenging econobox-shopping decisions came a bit more than […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Chevrolet Chevette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/junkyard-find-1980-chevrolet-chevette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/junkyard-find-1980-chevrolet-chevette/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423866 We give GM a hard time over the Citation, but at least the Citation was a big leap into the future compared to the primitive, rear-drive, Opel-designed Chevette. However, it tells us something that more Chevettes than Citations have survived long enough to make it into junkyards in 2011. GM sold Chevettes in the United […]

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We give GM a hard time over the Citation, but at least the Citation was a big leap into the future compared to the primitive, rear-drive, Opel-designed Chevette. However, it tells us something that more Chevettes than Citations have survived long enough to make it into junkyards in 2011. GM sold Chevettes in the United […]

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Junkyard Find: Fully Loaded 1979 Chevrolet Chevette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/junkyard-find-fully-loaded-1979-chevrolet-chevette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/junkyard-find-fully-loaded-1979-chevrolet-chevette/#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409193 Back in the grimmest part of the Malaise Era, most Chevette shoppers knew exactly what they wanted: a really, really cheap car. You don’t find many Chevettes with a factory AM/FM radio, or remote mirrors, or even an automatic transmission. A Chevette with all those options and air conditioning to boot? This is a junkyard […]

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Back in the grimmest part of the Malaise Era, most Chevette shoppers knew exactly what they wanted: a really, really cheap car. You don’t find many Chevettes with a factory AM/FM radio, or remote mirrors, or even an automatic transmission. A Chevette with all those options and air conditioning to boot? This is a junkyard […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/and-the-real-winner-is-16/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/and-the-real-winner-is-16/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:19:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403396 If you want to contend for 24 Hours of LeMons racing’s top prize, the Index of Effluency, choosing a terrible Malaise Era subcompact gives you a big edge. Choosing a General Motors product also helps. Going with a diesel or, even worse, a Chevette Diesel, means that you pretty much have the Index of Effluency […]

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If you want to contend for 24 Hours of LeMons racing’s top prize, the Index of Effluency, choosing a terrible Malaise Era subcompact gives you a big edge. Choosing a General Motors product also helps. Going with a diesel or, even worse, a Chevette Diesel, means that you pretty much have the Index of Effluency […]

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Junkyard Find: 1977 Chevrolet Chevette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/junkyard-find-1977-chevrolet-chevette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/junkyard-find-1977-chevrolet-chevette/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2011 13:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401495 The ’79 Monza wagon we saw last week was a choice specimen of Malaise Era misery, to be sure, but how did the Vega Monza compare to the Chevette? Let’s say it’s 1977, you’re a Chevrolet shopper, and you want something that doesn’t gulp the fuel like a Caprice or Chevelle. The Chevette Scooter listed […]

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The ’79 Monza wagon we saw last week was a choice specimen of Malaise Era misery, to be sure, but how did the Vega Monza compare to the Chevette? Let’s say it’s 1977, you’re a Chevrolet shopper, and you want something that doesn’t gulp the fuel like a Caprice or Chevelle. The Chevette Scooter listed […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-real-winner-is-9/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/and-the-real-winner-is-9/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 03:25:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394289 The Index of Effluency goes to the LeMons team that accomplishes a feat far beyond their vehicle’s purported abilities, and the chances for an IOE go way, way up when you race a General Motors product. The IOE chase in the Loudon Annoying 24 Hours of LeMons devolved into a Chevette-versus-Storm battle early on and […]

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The Index of Effluency goes to the LeMons team that accomplishes a feat far beyond their vehicle’s purported abilities, and the chances for an IOE go way, way up when you race a General Motors product. The IOE chase in the Loudon Annoying 24 Hours of LeMons devolved into a Chevette-versus-Storm battle early on and […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Pontiac 1000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/junkyard-find-1986-pontiac-1000/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/junkyard-find-1986-pontiac-1000/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=386206 While I believe that GM has built only one Detroit-designed subcompact car in its history (the Chevrolet Vega), the case could be made that the Chevette and its Pontiac siblings— though designed in Germany— were also “authentic” Detroit machines. The shocking thing about the Chevette was how far into the 1980s its North American run […]

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While I believe that GM has built only one Detroit-designed subcompact car in its history (the Chevrolet Vega), the case could be made that the Chevette and its Pontiac siblings— though designed in Germany— were also “authentic” Detroit machines. The shocking thing about the Chevette was how far into the 1980s its North American run […]

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Chevette Scooter, T1000 Outlive Every 1st-Gen Hyundai Excel In the World http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/chevette-scooter-t1000-outlive-every-1st-gen-hyundai-excel-in-the-world/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/chevette-scooter-t1000-outlive-every-1st-gen-hyundai-excel-in-the-world/#comments Fri, 03 Dec 2010 19:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375561 So we now know that GM’s failure to create a decent subcompact during the, oh, forty years in which doing so would have saved the company from certain ruin… well, do we really need to get into that rant right now? No, we’ll save that rant until we feel like combining it with the one […]

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So we now know that GM’s failure to create a decent subcompact during the, oh, forty years in which doing so would have saved the company from certain ruin… well, do we really need to get into that rant right now? No, we’ll save that rant until we feel like combining it with the one […]

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