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#4618263 - 12/29/17 09:03 PM A survivor
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Registered: 01/14/11
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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.
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#4618264 - 12/29/17 09:05 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
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Registered: 03/18/11
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wonder if drivetrain is all original.

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#4618275 - 12/29/17 09:19 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
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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.
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#4618285 - 12/29/17 09:30 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
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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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#4618295 - 12/29/17 09:41 PM Re: A survivor [Re: tig1]
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You in a Chevette Tig??? That is surprising smile
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#4618299 - 12/29/17 09:44 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
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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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#4618300 - 12/29/17 09:46 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
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Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 262
Loc: Michigan
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.

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#4618315 - 12/29/17 10:03 PM Re: A survivor [Re: Spartanfool]
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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..

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#4618318 - 12/29/17 10:11 PM Re: A survivor [Re: Shannow]
Spartanfool Offline


Registered: 02/10/08
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Loc: Michigan
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.

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#4618327 - 12/29/17 10:21 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
Lolvoguy Online   sleepy


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Loc: Canada
adding insult to injury, a non-turbo diesel to boot!
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#4618331 - 12/29/17 10:23 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
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Registered: 12/12/06
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Had a friend who had one, nicknamed it the "Shove it" after replacing a starter.
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#4618359 - 12/29/17 11:20 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
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Loc: NJ
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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#4618365 - 12/29/17 11:29 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
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Loc: PV Az
I actually thought it was a little weird to be scoping out an almost 40 year old Chevette...my wife ignored me.
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#4618379 - 12/29/17 11:42 PM Re: A survivor [Re: AZjeff]
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
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.
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#4618380 - 12/29/17 11:43 PM Re: A survivor [Re: Leo99]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
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
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