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A survivor #4618263
12/29/17 09:03 PM
12/29/17 09:03 PM
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AZjeff Offline OP
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Spotted this old girl the other day, 1980ish Chevette. Decent condition overall but for the Arizona sunburn. Lots of old iron used as DDs here but don't see many of these.


86 Samurai 1.3 leftovers
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16 Silverado 1500 4.3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with someone else's life. - Frank Zappa

Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618264
12/29/17 09:05 PM
12/29/17 09:05 PM
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new jersey
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wonder if drivetrain is all original.

Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618275
12/29/17 09:19 PM
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No idea but I took a lap around it and it was really straight and looked original, enough honest patina that all matched. When we first came here I drove my wife crazy calling out all the different old cars in great shape. Not I seem to notice one when I realize I don't see them.


86 Samurai 1.3 leftovers
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16 Silverado 1500 4.3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with someone else's life. - Frank Zappa

Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618285
12/29/17 09:30 PM
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I had a Vette (LOL) in the early 80s for a time. Wasn't a bad little car.


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Re: A survivor [Re: tig1] #4618295
12/29/17 09:41 PM
12/29/17 09:41 PM
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Virginia
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You in a Chevette Tig??? That is surprising smile


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Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618299
12/29/17 09:44 PM
12/29/17 09:44 PM
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UT
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Wow! I don't know how many of those I sold when working at a Chevrolet/Oldsmobile dealership back in 1978 and 1979. The sticker price was just over $4200 and we sold them for $3900. We never ordered them with options. People that were looking for a cheap car to drive wanted a cheap car.

I never recall seeing many of them in our shop for repair either.


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Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618300
12/29/17 09:46 PM
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Michigan
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Spotted this old girl the other day, 1980ish Chevette. Decent condition overall but for the Arizona sunburn. Lots of old iron used as DDs here but don't see many of these.



Looks like a 1979.

I took drivers training in several 1976 models, both manual and automatic. Expressway on ramps were not fun.

Re: A survivor [Re: Spartanfool] #4618315
12/29/17 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: Spartanfool
I took drivers training in several 1976 models, both manual and automatic. Expressway on ramps were not fun.


Driving school that I used for finishing and test had the diesel variant..

Re: A survivor [Re: Shannow] #4618318
12/29/17 10:11 PM
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Michigan
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
Originally Posted By: Spartanfool
I took drivers training in several 1976 models, both manual and automatic. Expressway on ramps were not fun.


Driving school that I used for finishing and test had the diesel variant..


Diesel....OUCH! I didn't think anything could be slower than the 1.4 auto.

Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618327
12/29/17 10:21 PM
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Canada
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adding insult to injury, a non-turbo diesel to boot!


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Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618331
12/29/17 10:23 PM
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Texas
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Had a friend who had one, nicknamed it the "Shove it" after replacing a starter.


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Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618359
12/29/17 11:20 PM
12/29/17 11:20 PM
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NJ
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I saw one last year on the road and got all excited and smacked my wife on the arm so she'd see it. Honey, Honey, look!

What?

It's a Chevette!

So?

I'm still not sure if I should be disappointed she didn't care about the Cheveette or proud of her for not caring about a Chevette.


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Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618365
12/29/17 11:29 PM
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I actually thought it was a little weird to be scoping out an almost 40 year old Chevette...my wife ignored me.


86 Samurai 1.3 leftovers
14 RAV4 2.5 5W-20 PP
16 Silverado 1500 4.3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

The most important thing to do in your life is to not interfere with someone else's life. - Frank Zappa

Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff] #4618379
12/29/17 11:42 PM
12/29/17 11:42 PM
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Waco, TX
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What's slower than a 1.8 non-turbo diesel Chevette?

A 1.8 non-turbo diesel Chevette with an auto trans!

Seriously, 0-60 was about 46 seconds... no that is not a lie.
About 8 seconds to get 1-2, and 2-3 shift happened around the 30 second mark.

However, when the roads were icy and the air was cold and you drove it slowly with a tailwind,
they would do better than 55 mpg, no lie.

We used to use a "salamander" kerosene heater on our in the winter for 5-10 minutes before it would start! Pretty cold-blooded in the summer, too.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: A survivor [Re: Leo99] #4618380
12/29/17 11:43 PM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: Leo99

I'm still not sure if I should be disappointed she didn't care about the Cheveette or proud of her for not caring about a Chevette.


grin LOL crackmeup


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
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