What to do with a Chevette?

Discussion in '"Pay It Forward"' started by jmos4, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. jmos4

    jmos4 Well-Known Member

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  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    When is garbage night?
  3. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    I don't get how people will spend so much time building a custom and make it so darn ugly.
    Why not use the time to build something everyone would like. Uhhhh maybe ask some friends or complete strangers ?
  4. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    It does have a Colorado plate on it . But if you smoked that much grass you wouldn't have the Ambition to build that . You would just want to " Chill "
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    BQUICK Gold Level Contributor

    Good to see it has the handling package with sway and panhard bars.:rolleyes:
  6. efogs400

    efogs400 Platinum Level Contributor


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  7. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    I was going to suggest burning it even before I saw the pictures
  8. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Far from it! Chevettes were nothing to get excited about, but they were dependable basic appliances that did what was expected of them. There were no surprises, good or bad. I’d suggest anything that couldn’t make it out of warranty or failed to live up to the owner’s expectations come before the Chevette, such as V-8-6-4 and HT 4100 Cadillacs, the Citation and some of the modern efficiency ideas (turbo 4s that melt pistons, front wheel drive SUVs that have fragile transmissions, 3.6s that eat timing chains).
  9. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Am of opinion '80-'84 X cars were the worst.
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  10. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Basically none survived. Even down here very few pre ‘95 front drivers remain on the roads. I’ve had both a ‘93 skylark, and a ‘91 century and will attest they are far better than earlier fwd offerings.
  11. Buicksky

    Buicksky Gold Level Contributor

    Parents had a Citation I couldn't wait for that to go away. Thank God they didn't try and pass that down to me. :confused:
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  12. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

  13. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    ‘80 chevette currently @ east El Paso pick a part. Solid body but sun baked. Loaded with auto, ac pb and ps. Probably cost as much new as a lightly optioned Malibu, maybe more? Frankly cannot understand why in the world someone would have bought a car, like this new, when a mor e substantial car could be had, for same money.

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