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I bought a new Vega in 1977 (the last year they were made). I didn't even make it home from the dealership and it broke down. After they supposedly fixed it, I broke down on the way home the next day with it, after almost making it home a little further. It was the biggest piece of junk I ever owned so I gave it to my wife when we divorced.
 

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terry9911 said:
I bought a new Vega in 1977 (the last year they were made). I didn't even make it home from the dealership and it broke down. After they supposedly fixed it, I broke down on the way home the next day with it, after almost making it home a little further. It was the biggest piece of junk I ever owned so I gave it to my wife when we divorced.

To make matters worse I think they actually installed some kind of diesel in a few :freak:
 

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A buddy of mine had a diesel Chevette but cant remember who made the motor, probably Isuzu. I do know it was a pooch. The starter was going out of it and a new one was $109.00 plus tax, $109.00 starter for a $50.00 car! It also had bad glow plugs and he let it run for four days during a bad spell in a central Illinois winter. Sure wish I had that sucker now.
 

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It's no wonder that Honda and Toyota are so successful in America, who would wan't a Chevette? Back in the early 1980's there was a Chevy salesman that would often eat at the restaurant I worked at, when he tried to convince me into trading my '77 Rabbit for the current model Chevette I could'nt help but laugh.
 

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For some reason I am having problems seeing some pictures. The first post shows none that i can see but I am able the see the monster truck Chevette. lol

On the Vega side of things I really would love to see the Cosworth version. Came in black with gold accents and special rims. That was cool.
 

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Mark Hosaflook said:
For some reason I am having problems seeing some pictures. The first post shows none that i can see but I am able the see the monster truck Chevette. lol

On the Vega side of things I really would love to see the Cosworth version. Came in black with gold accents and special rims. That was cool.
How's about a Cosworth Chevette? Mr Costin & Mr Duckworth would have liked that model.
 

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I had to drive a Chevette in high school and when I visited home in college because that's was my Dad's daily driver. It was dead nuts reliable although terribly underpowered (autotragic). He actually had to get a second one because a large delivery truck fell on top of his car while it was parked at his office and the insurance company bought him a replacement.
 

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I had to drive a Chevette in high school and when I visited home in college because that's was my Dad's daily driver. It was dead nuts reliable although terribly underpowered (autotragic). He actually had to get a second one because a large delivery truck fell on top of his car while it was parked at his office and the insurance company bought him a replacement.
My sister's croaked while she was driving home from work , the crankshaft broke in half. Although, I can't say my VW Jetta has been all that reliable as of late.
 
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